DETROIT – Mini’s dismal performance (166 problems per 100 vehicles) in the recent J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Study is the result of a bad cupholder design. Cupholder tops list of Mini owners’ complaints. The front cupholder garnered the single biggest complaint from owners of the Mini Cooper and Mini Cooper S, accounting for 13 points and helping push Mini far above the industry average of 133 problems per vehicle. “Our No.1 complaint is cupholders; you ...

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