>>Mini Cooper<< Years: 2002-2008. Pros: Aesthetics, somewhat practical, decent reliability, fun to drive, safe, good gas mileage. Cons: Expensive to insure, high repair costs, small. Pricing: $6,000-11,000. MPG: 28
TOPLESS THRILLS. The new two-seater MINI Cooper Roadster can’t help but turn heads. Take down the top and indulge in go-kart handling and 35 MPG, for open-air motoring at its best. Hit 50 MPH and the rear spoiler automatically lifts for better downforce, so you can leave your old flings behind even faster. THE NEW MINI ROADSTER. HOLD ON.
Morris Mini-Minor sideThe 1960 Morris Mini-Minor/Austin Seven matched the “bloody awful bubble cars’s” fuel economy by attaining 36.2mpg while offering far more interior space and two additional passenger seats. Further, Issigonis’s car was easy to drive, its suspension could handle even the most neglected roads, and offered more than enough power (34bhp, 44lb-ft) for a car of such diminutive size.
Developing maximum output of 90 kW/122 hp at 6,000 rpm and with peak torque of 160 Newton metres (118 lb-ft) available from 4,250 rpm, the engine powering the MINI Cooper Paceman also has what it takes to fuel plenty of sporty driving fun. The 0-100 km/h / 62 mph dash is all over in 10.4 seconds and top speed stands at 192 km/h / 119 mph. Average fuel consumption for the MINI Cooper Paceman in the EU test cycle is 6.0 l / 47.1 mpg imp, while CO2 emissions come in at 140 g.