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So we got a 2009 Mini Clubman S

So we got a 2009 Mini Clubman S


In a bit of a surprise, I got a call from BMW’s people yesterday morning saying they have Mini Clubman S lying around, and whether I wanted it. I have nothing better to do nowadays so I said “sure, why not.” And now it stands under my apartment, thanks to BMW’s awesome home-delivery service for press cars. It goes back to their stable after five days.

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2009 Maserati Quattroporte on sale in Dubai

2009 Maserati Quattroporte on sale in Dubai


While we get no official love from Maserati’s GCC reps in terms of test cars, we can report that the facelifted 2009 Maserati Quattroporte is now on sale at dealerships in Dubai and the UAE, as newspaper ads for the car appear on a regular basis. The current range includes the standard Quattroporte as well as the Quattroporte S, while a new Quattroporte Sport GT S will debut at the upcoming 2009 Detroit Auto Show and soon join the GCC line-up next year.

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Video of the week: Solberg celebrates


Petter Solberg, renowned rally driver with the Subaru WRC team, came in third at the 2008 Bettega Memorial Rallysprint in some sort of rally race at the Bologna Motor Show, with his Subaru Impreza WRC. He celebrates by doing a victory lap. And then the ace driver breaks his hand in a bizarre incident which proves that you should never push your luck, no matter how good you may be.

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Mini Cooper S recalled for burning legs

Mini Cooper S recalled for burning legs


Cars in America get recalled for various safety issues, if enough complaints come in. The NHTSA, a U.S. government entity that oversees car safety, received numerous complaints about the 2007-2008 Mini Cooper S, and forced BMW to issue a recall on 28,450 of those cars. Apparently, the protruding central exhaust tips were burning owners’ legs when they were unloading stuff after a drive.

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