Mini -- Then and Now
I owned a 1965 Mini Cooper (the 998cc one). Great fun. Poor build quality. Slow by modern measures.
Recently, I've been driving a (BMW) Mini Cooper. Not bad. Complicated. Expensive.
Also, recently, been driving a VW Up! SImple, small outside, big inside, competent, efficient, well built -- almost like the original Mini, except better built -- and good fun. Recommended.