Picking competitors for the 2008 MINI Cooper is difficult because it's a costly two-door with a historic shape.
The same can be said of the Ford Mustang, which comes in convertible form, too, and has a big V-8 option along with plenty of special editions like the Bullitt.
The Volkswagen New Beetle is a modern spin on the classic Bug shape, with better everything, but no air-cooled engine.
Moving way up the price ladder, the Porsche Boxster adopts the look of the classic 1950s Porsche Spyders and melds it with stunning performance and a leather-laden cockpit.
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|2008 MINI CooperBrowse Used Listings||2010 Ford MustangBrowse Used Listings||2008 Porsche BoxsterBrowse Used Listings|
|21 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy|
|Gas 4-Cyl||Gas V6||Gas Flat 6-cyl|
|2-Door Coupe||2-Door Coupe V6||2-Door Roadster|
|Front Wheel Drive||Rear wheel drive||Rear-Wheel Drive|
|2 Door Coupe||2 Door Coupe||2 Door Roadster|
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|2008 MINI Cooper vs. 2010 Ford Mustang||2008 MINI Cooper vs. 2008 Porsche Boxster|