Archive for February, 2010

Jenna Fullenkamp

Cincinnati MINI currently has an opening for a website photographer. Take pictures of our fun MINIs and Beautiful BMWs. See the details here!

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Kristin McMahon

MINI Driver vs. Non MINI Driver

by on February 22nd, 2010 at 1:38pm in News

Whats your favorite part of being a MINI Driver? We love to hear from you!

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Kristin McMahon

VOTE FOR CINCINNATI SOAP BOX DERBY FOR A PEPSI GRANT!!! Click below to vote. You can vote EVERYDAY! It’s easy! Help us, help the CSBD

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Nick Walsh

Countryman Sized Up!

by on February 16th, 2010 at 4:23pm in News

MINI has released some of the sizes for the newest member of the lineup, the Countryman.  It looks like they are trying to keep curb weight around 3000 pounds, which is only a few hundred more than the other models.  This will help keep the performance up with the increased size!

As far as size goes though:

  • R56 Hatch: 145.6″
  • R55 Clubman: 156″
  • R60 Countryman: 161″

This car is truly still going to be MINI!  That is an increase of a little over a foot compared to the normal hatch, and only a few inches on the Clubman.  This should be a very fun car to drive!

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Kristin McMahon

Some great MINI Pictures!

by on February 16th, 2010 at 2:45pm in News

How cool are some of theses designs!  Which one is your favorite?

or what about some bright colors to melt away all of the snow…

We hope your MINI did not look like this the past few days…

Even if your MINI did get buried in all of this snow we’d love to see pictures of your MINIs!

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Kristin McMahon

Hey everyone!  The snow is really coming down out there, it’s looking more and more like a winter wonderland with each passing minute!!! With that in mind be safe driving today if you HAVE to drive.  With these CRAZY conditions here are some more tips for driving in the snow from Cincinnati MINI:

  • Drive slowly. Everything takes longer on snow-covered roads. Accelerating, stopping, turning – nothing happens as quickly as it does on dry pavement. Give yourself time to maneuver by driving slowly.
  • Don’t stop if you can avoid it. There’s a big difference in the amount of inertia it takes to start moving from a full stop versus how much it takes to get moving while still rolling. If you can slow down enough to keep rolling until a traffic light changes, do it.
  • Don’t power up hills. Applying extra gas on snow-covered roads just starts your wheels spinning. Try to get a little inertia going before you reach the hill and let that inertia carry you to the top. As you reach the crest of the hill, reduce your speed and proceed downhill as slowly as possible.
  • Don’t stop going up a hill. There’s nothing worse than trying to get moving up a hill on an icy road. Get some inertia going on a flat roadway before you take on the hill.
  • STAY HOME. If you really don’t have to go out, DON’T. Even if you can drive well in the snow, not everyone else can.

Don’t tempt fate: If you don’t have somewhere you HAVE to be, watch the snow from indoors!

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Kristin McMahon

We can’t wait for the Countryman to hit our lot, I just can’t read enough and see enough pictures. 

The excitment is building!  Check out this article

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Jenna Fullenkamp

Countryman teaser video

by on February 10th, 2010 at 3:27pm in News

Being extremely excited for the countryman, this little teaser video is definitely not enough!

But I guess it will have to do….

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Jenna Fullenkamp

Having too much fun with the manager

by on February 10th, 2010 at 2:37pm in News

Matt was trying to make a serious video for our customers and there we all were – throwing snow balls.

See the incident here - poor Matt – I bet he is still cold!!

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Jenna Fullenkamp

Snow Day!!

by on February 10th, 2010 at 8:59am in News

Our new “nixty” video recorder had proven to be loads of fun. Check out what we were up to on the snowy day yesterday. Stay tuned for the excitement of today……

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