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MINI Cooper, Convertible, Hatchback
#17 of 26 Re: Frozen Wiper Blades [capri33]
Dec 05, 2007 (10:21 pm)
Measure your both wipers, the front wipes are probably 2 different sizes. At the Wal-xxxx near where I live I got Ansco Winter wiper blades for $5.88 each. The winter blades are enclosed in a thin rubber over the normally open parts of an all season wiper blade so they don't freeze up. They are pretty easy to replace yourself (as long as you aren't out in the freezing cold with numb fingers). Here is a link for that show the different types of wiper arm attachments and has a video showing how to change blades.
#19 of 26 MINI Cooper: Traction on slippery roads
Oct 22, 2007 (7:08 pm)
We're ready to sell our European sportwagon for a Cooper, but wondering how good its traction is on wet or snowy roads. Any comments?
Oct 09, 2008 (5:51 pm)
How does the car handle in snow??
#21 of 26 Re: Snow [justgiuls]
Oct 16, 2008 (1:49 pm)
As long as the snow is not too deep, it'd be fine.
#22 of 26 Re: Snow [bodble2]
Dec 22, 2008 (10:05 pm)
Some dude in his mini cooper today went through over a foot of snow. I dunno if he had all season tires or snows, but in all likelihood he didnt have winter tires as 99.99% of the folks where we live only use all season or summer tires.
Feb 02, 2009 (11:41 am)
As long as you've got the right tyres on the car, it can be great fun, and very predictable, see here for example.
#24 of 26 MINIs in the Snow
Feb 10, 2010 (3:43 pm)
Out here on the East Coast, we've gone thru 2 major storms w/in 4 days. Has any1 driven their MINI in relatively 'deep' snow lately? If so, how did u do? My baby is parked and gonna stay that way until the temp gets above 40F (or the Spring thaw, whichever comes first), thank u very much. :o)
#25 of 26 Re: What is the bottom line? [bfromhold]
Jun 23, 2010 (10:42 pm)
i'm in the pacific nw as well, wenatchee wa. was thinking of a year round vehicle that wasn't 4x4 because of the gas milage. glad to hearit does well in the snow.
#26 of 26 Re: What is the bottom line? [bob320b]
Jul 02, 2010 (7:18 pm)
Bob---I too live in Wenatchee and have a 2003 MC. Where do you take your car to be serviced? I have to also get my windshield fixed...have you had to do that? If so, where did you get yours fixed? I am looking for local independent places to have work done on my car.