Though none of the ostensible competitors to the MINI Cooper Convertible quite fit in the same category, they all offer some of the same sporting fun and style.
The MX-5 Miata is a better performer but less practical.
The Mustang in convertible form is perhaps less stylish among some sets, but offers a lot more giddyup even in its base V-6 trim, is a strong value, and has even more usable interior space.
It's not necessarily as luxurious or refined a companion as the MINI, however.
The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro convertible offers just about the same strengths and weaknesses as the Mustang, but with a slightly more retro-futuristic vibe.
The 2011 Volkswagen New Beetle convertible is a placeholder for now--the all-new Beetle has arrived, but its convertible variant won't be here until next year.
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|25 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||21 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy|
|Gas 4-Cyl||Gas V6||Gas I4||N/A|
|2-Door||2-Door Coupe 1LS||2-Door Convertible Manual Sport||N/A|
|Front Wheel Drive||Rear wheel drive||Rear Wheel Drive||N/A|
|Convertible||Coupe||2 Door Convertible||N/A|
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