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By the Numbers: TCC's 6 Perfect 10s for Styling Page 3

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2010 MINI Cooper Convertible

2010 MINI Cooper Convertible

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MINI Cooper

For this year, or really since the hatchback was revamped in 2008, the MINI Cooper's styling hasn't changed much. And it doesn't need to--it's a picture-perfect homage to the original MINI, though it's grown considerably larger for the modern era, with its 15-inch wheels outsizing the original 10-inchers, and the higher front end couching all sorts of safety gear. It's a little kitschy--the smiling grille, the wide patches of chrome, the bug-eye headlamps--and utterly endearing. It's true inside, too, where the Cooper fits a dash that's wild with circles, winged shapes, chromed switches, and a 160-mph speedometer sitting dead center. You want fun? The MINI Cooper puts fun on every surface.


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  1. I get all of them except for the MINI. Not that it's ugly, but it seems to be more like an 8 to me. Cute, but not hot.
     
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  2. Most of your choices I agree with but ... the Mini? Can't possibly compare to the original 1959 model, and the current one looks blocky & bloated next to the original retro-Mini from 2000.
    And, the Viper? Please. Fratboy fantasy on steroids. Ptui.
    Bo Derek holds up pretty well, though. :)
     
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  3. Looks like the editors have very expensive taste but I can't argue with the choices!
     
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  4. That the R8 is on the same list as the ugly mini and porches is madness, madness I tell you!
     
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  5. Obviously the author's never seen my vintage Cobra, the one like they drove in Charlie's Angels. Come to think of it Farrah always did fare better than Bo.
     
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  6. this is great stuff. just don't understand why the datsun B210 hatchback didn't make it :-)
     
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  7. The only 2 I would have to agree on here would be the Audi R8 and Jaguar XK. This is a list of cars that are perfect??? But then again I find the styling of most modern cars, even the good ones, to be lacking compared to past greats.
     
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  8. Yeah, the mini looks a little out of line here, but the rest are good choices.
     
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