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2014 MINI Cooper Countryman

These are the photos of a 2014 MINI Cooper Countryman. A reader of MalaysiaMiniLover from Thailand sent it to us on last week after she collected the car from Millennium Auto MINI located at Sukhumvit 63 (Soi Ekkamai), Bangkok. According to the owner, this is her first MINI and she is very excited about the car. She bought this car brand new and it was the last batch of MINI Countryman first generation (R60).
The MINI Countryman was launched in 2010 as the first subcompact crossover SUV by MINI. The R60 …

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Drive to Thailand: Phang Nga to Phuket

There are many piers on the way to Phuket from Phang Nga. These piers have boats to a few famous islands around such as James Bond island, Phi-Phi island and more. I continue my journey as my fuel level is getting low. I am really curious to know that how far a Mini Cooper can really go if it is filled up with 50 liters of RON 95 petrol.

Driving through Thepkasattri Bridge (beside Sarasin Bridge) Phuket. Sarasin Bridge is the first bridge built that linked Phuket island to the mainland …

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Drive to Thailand: Krabi to Phang Nga

The driving experience from Krabi to Phang Nga was the best compared to Dannok to Hatyai or Hatyai to Trang. The scenery is so beautiful and you see gorgeous moutains almost everywhere during the way to Phang Nga. There is an Elephant mountain because it looks exactly like an elephant standing there.

The famous Elephant moutain in Phang Nga

The Dairy Hut Farm in Phang Nga. It is a very special place before entering Phang Nga town.

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Drive to Thailand: Hatyai to Trang to Krabi

The “Drive to Thailand” journey continues from Hatyai to Trang. Trang is a very small town and I decided to drop by for delicious local food. I notice there is not much of petrol station in Thailand compared to Malaysia. Therefore, it is always recommended to fill up your fuel tank whenever you see a petrol station. In Thailand, there are a few different types of petrol. The RON 95 that is commonly used in Malaysia is considered as expensive petrol in Thailand and not every petrol station sell it. …

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Drive to Thailand: In A MINI Cooper

It has always been my dream to drive a car to Thailand. A few days ago, I have decided to start my journey with a ‘05 Mini Cooper R50 from Penang, Malaysia to Phuket, Thailand. In Google map, the total journey is about 655 km and it requires 8 hours and 17 minutes for the entire journey. I care nothing about the 8 hours drive because I know it is going to be different when you are on your steering wheel.

Years ago, I was planning for this trip but during …

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Hate Your Mini Cooper Back Seat? Here’s an Awesome Idea…

Hate your Mini Cooper back seat? Here’s an awesome idea for you to deal with it. Dani Goulet from United States has converted his Mini Cooper R56 back seat to a very useful cargo space. With a piece of custom made trunk mat, Dani successfully made his car boot looks like factory made. In order to match the trunk mat with the car, orange is chosen.

Notice there is a huge MINI Countryman badge fitted on the trunk mat. Isn’t it is beautiful? It is unnecessary to buy a new Countryman …