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2002-'06 MINI | Buyer's Guide

With BMW engineering, nimble handling and a properly small footprint, the MINI is a highlight among modern hot hatchbacks.

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How to choose the right oil for your engine

Sure, the manual tells you what oil you need–but what if you've moved beyond stock?

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The origins of the $2000 Challenge | Column

How did the $2000 Challenge come to fruition? It all started nearly 25 years ago, one night after a day of racing at Road Atlanta–and a few beers.

Sorting a project car: The final step between good enough and perfect

While our nearly finished 2008 Honda Civic Si looked great, it still had some minor issues we needed to address during the sorting phase.

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Comparing the MINI Cooper S, Mazdaspeed3 and Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V

Is the sport compact scene still relevant? Back in 2007, we compared three new market contenders, the MINI Cooper S, Mazdaspeed3 and Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V.

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Turn a pile of tubes into your own creation | Scratch-built solutions: Part 1

Ready to build something from scratch out of steel? First step: cutting it all to shape.

Does investing in tire mounting and balancing equipment actually save money?

We recently put some BendPak gear in our shop: the brand’s R980AT tire mounter paired with its DST-2420 balancer. We were busting tires in no time.

Inside The Life of a Stunt Driver

Jeremy Fry works as a professional stunt driver. His short list of credits includes “Baby Driver,” “Ford v Ferrari” and the Batman, John Wick and Jason Bourne franchises.

Painting a Car at at Home Part 2: Creating a Perfect Surface for Final Paint

A series of stories chronicling our adventure in painting a car at home. In part 1, we prepped. In part 2, we'll create a perfect, primed surface to paint on.

What Makes a Great Sports Car?

Norman Garrett, Design Engineer of the original Miata, tries to answer that question.

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