Moonroof vs. Sunroof: What’s the Difference?

February 28th, 2019 by
Relaxed happy woman on summer travel vacation to the coast leaning out car sunroof with the sea on background.

Many people use the terms sunroof and moonroof interchangeably, but did you know there is a difference between the two? While both can let in the fresh Mar Vista air and make the interior of your car feel more open and spacious, there are design differences. Find out how these two popular features differ with MINI of Santa Monica….

Posted in Buyer's Guide, FAQ, Research

MINI Cooper Reliability

December 3rd, 2018 by
Blue MINI Cooper on road

One of the most common questions Los Angeles shoppers ask us is, “Are MINI Coopers reliable?” With comprehensive coverage, impressive safety ratings, and an award-winning reputation, MINI is one of the most reliable car brands around. From the MINI Cooper Base to the MINI Clubman to the MINI Countryman, each offers superior warranty protection and safety…

What Your Car Color Says About You

October 25th, 2018 by
Silver MINI 4-Door in Pinewood Room

One way of dealing with Los Angeles traffic is to drive a car you love, and there are plenty of fun-to-drive MINI models for sale near Culver City at MINI of Santa Monica. As you’re browsing through these stylish MINIs, you may find certain colors catch your eye more than others. So what does your car…

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MINI of Santa Monica’s Used Car Checklist

October 17th, 2018 by

Those thinking about buying a pre-owned vehicle near Los Angeles already know there are plenty of used cars for sale at MINI of Santa Monica. But what are the questions you should be asking when considering buying a used car? Find out with this used car buying guide from the team at our Santa Monica MINI dealership….

MINI Cooper Brand History

September 14th, 2018 by
vintage MINI Cooper

MINI Cooper has an impressive history of advanced automotive engineering and reliability. Learn the history of the MINI Cooper brand from the experts at MINI of Santa Monica! MINI Awards & Accolades Contact Us   What Country is MINI from? MINI was established in 1959, and from then until 2000 it was produced by English-based manufacturer British Motor…

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How to Calculate Your Car Payment Online

August 23rd, 2018 by
Online shopping

Payment Calculator What’s a Good Interest Rate on a Car Loan? Buying a new or used vehicle is big step, so it helps to plan ahead. Wondering how to calculate your car payment online? With MINI of Santa Monica’s handy payment calculator, it’s easier than you might think to get a car loan estimate. So, when you’re shopping…

How Much Do MINI Coopers Weigh?

June 29th, 2018 by
2018 MINI Hardtop 2-Door profile view in front of store front

MINI Reliability New Vehicles   If you’re thinking about buying a MINI Hardtop 2-Door near Mar Vista, then you may be asking yourself what can fit inside a MINI, and how much weight can MINI Coopers support. MINI Cooper Curb Weight – Depending on the configuration you choose, the curb weight of a MINI Cooper…

How to Be a More Fuel Efficient Driver

June 20th, 2018 by
2017 MINI Hardtop 2 Door

Contact Us Fuel-Efficient MINI Vehicles for Sale   Check out our energy efficient driving tips from MINI of Santa Monica, so that you can improve MPG and save more at the Culver City gas pumps. Don’t gun it. – Driving fast around West Hollywood can be enjoyable, but doing so can increase your gas bill….

MINI of Santa Monica Helps UCLA Taste for a Cure

May 15th, 2018 by
MINI Santa Monica UCLA Taste for a Cure event

Contact Us   This April, the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center (JCCC) held their 23 rd annual “Taste for a Cure” event at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel to help raise money for cancer research, and MINI of Santa Monica was happy to participate. We donated one of our red MINI Convertibles . Find out about…

MINI Logo History: A Brief Look at an Icon

May 2nd, 2018 by
MINI logo + sketch

Contact Us   Here’s a brief history of the changes in the MINI logo, even throughout MINI’s change in ownership: 1959 – When British Motor Corporation first started producing MINI vehicles, they had a wide array of different MINI logos for different MINI models. 1962 – This culminated with the 1962 logo, which featured wings…

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