2013 Mini Cooper Hardtop

FRUSTRATING, BUT FUN The two-door Mini hatchback, which the automaker calls the Hardtop, remains the most popular car in the Mini lineup. Nearly half of the six Mini models sold last year were of this two-door version. And although it is basically unchanged since 2007, sales remain strong. The …

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2013 Mini Paceman

YET ANOTHER MINI If there is an automaker that has more versions of one single model than BMW’s Mini division, I don’t know who it is. The basic Mini two-door hatchback has been the inspiration for the Clubman, the Convertible, the Hardtop, the Roadster, the Countryman and now the …

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2013 BMW X1

  PRICEY LITTLE CROSSOVER The X1 is a car with its own niche. BMW calls it a crossover SUV, but it is not as tall as other crossovers, or as long either. It’s more like a compact wagon or hatchback. None of the other luxury carmakers offer a vehicle …

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