The Best Pumpkin Patches in South Florida: Ranked

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When you hear "South Florida," what comes to mind? Sun? Sand? Palm trees? Now that it's fall—is it ever really officially fall in Miami?—we substitute Florida's sun, sand and urban tree canopies with apple cider, hay mazes and pumpkin picking! 

Contrary to popular belief, South Florida has an extra-gourd-inary albeit small selection of pumpkin patches that are perfect for families. So, dig up your pumpkin-gut scraper thingy, choose a Jack-o-Lantern design, and let's get to pickin'! Here are a few of our favorite local pumpkin farms near Homestead and Miami.
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2023 MINI Countryman: The Perfect Florida Keys Trip-Taker

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You’re waking up on a Monday, but this isn’t a regular start to the week—you’ve booked a weeks’ worth a vacation time, and the next seven days are all yours. What to do with it? Well, load up that brand new MINI Countryman and take a little road trip down to your favorite spot in Big Pine Key, of course.

This is the first time you’ve taken ‘er out on the open road. Let’s make a little road diary, and show the folks out there why this is one of the best small SUVs…

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OEM vs. Aftermarket Brakes: Which Are Better?

OEM vs. Aftermarket Brakes at Braman MINI of Miami


No one likes getting a brake job. For many people, buying new brakes is akin to buying a new washing machine – neither are usually planned purchases, nor will they provide instant gratification (unless you really enjoy doing laundry).

Alas, you've got to do what you've got to do, and installing replacement brake pads on occasion is just part of car ownership. When that time comes, one of the main questions you may find yourself asking is: Are original equipment manufacturer (OEM) brakes better than aftermarket parts?

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Where to See 4th of July Fireworks Near Key West (2022)

4th of July Fireworks Near Key West


Ah, the Florida Keys! Manatee Cove. Mallory Square Boardwalk. Sailing, snorkeling and sunsets – oh, my! In addition to being one of the most beautiful destinations within driving distance of Miami, and the Keys also offer some of the best views of July 4th fireworks in South Florida. Scoot, walk or drive your MINI Cooper to any of these nearby events or locations this Independence Day, and you're destined to enjoy yourself.

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How to Buy a Used Car Online the Right Way

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With the advent of the internet, plus the exasperating effects of a global pandemic, shopping for used cars has changed dramatically. More people are kicking car dealerships to the curb and taking to the web to find a private seller for their ideal pre-owned vehicle. But should they be?

Allow us to help you navigate the sometimes-confusing process of finding and buying a used car on the internet. Compare these pros and cons of shopping at used car dealers and buying from private sellers.

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2023 MINI Cooper Electric vs. Nissan LEAF

2023 MINI Cooper Electric in Miami, FL


As we welcome a new electrified era of automotive innovation, many are left wondering which EV to buy. While electric cars aren’t entirely practical for, say, someone in rural Wyoming, they’re certainly an advantageous purchase for those who call urban landscapes like Miami home. And for those people, the smallest electric car wins.

Finding the best electric compact car usually comes down to price, and there are few EVs in the segment more affordable than the MINI Cooper Electric and the Nissan LEAF. Which one reigns supreme as a city-dwelling commuter car?

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5 Car Lease Tips & Tricks

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Like renting an apartment or house, leasing a vehicle isn’t for those who are squeamish about paying for something temporary. Because in the end, whether you’re renting a home or leasing a car, you’re not taking steps toward ownership. And isn’t that what the American dream is?

Still, a car lease is incredibly affordable on a month-to-month basis, and what you’re giving up in future ownership you’re making up in the convenience factor. (You rarely have to do anything aside from routine maintenance when leasing, for instance.)

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11 Ultra-Cute Valentine’s Day Ideas (2022)

Ultra-Cute Valentine’s Day Ideas
Sure, a Valentine’s breakfast in bed, flowers and smooches are on the menu this February 14. But you might feel a little extra pressure to make this year’s V-Day something special for just the two of youse lovebirds. Check out these cute ideas and surprise your better half by planning a date they’ll never forget.

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Electric Vehicles: Pros & Cons of Buying an EV

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Half of America is counting down the days until all-electric vehicles take over the road. In fact, within 15 years, it’s expected that battery-electric cars will make up the majority of all vehicle sales. Of course, making the switch from fossil fuels to electricity is like switching to decaf when all you’ve drunk for the last 20 years is caffeinated. That is to say, it takes a lot of getting used to.

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