Three modern reboots of iconic classic cars – the affordable 2012 Fiat 500, Mini Cooper, and VW Beetle. A roadtest comparison of base models.

2012 Mini Cooper base model

White 2012 editions of the Mini Cooper, Fiat 500 and VW Beetle are all two-door hatchbacks, none of them are direct competitors on paper.  Each has a different size, shape, power rating, driving feel, weight, and rear seat capacity from the other.  Yet buyers tend to cross-shop these models because they have the same kind of classic appeal.  (Photo credit: Mini USA)

White 2012 editions of the Mini Cooper, Fiat 500 and VW Beetle are all two-door hatchbacks, none of them are direct competitors on paper. Each has a different size, shape, power rating, driving feel, weight, and rear seat capacity from the other. Yet buyers tend to cross-shop these models because they have the same kind of classic appeal. (Photo credit: Mini USA)

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