Re: Nice article...
"... but the modern mini is just a joke. It's about as "mini" as 70's Land Rover."
I quite agree: a joke and a bad one at that.
Like it has been said above:
"The concept of an affordable, space-efficient, basic vehicle has been completely lost."
To me, the "new" mini has nothing of the Mini Cooper I used to "borrow" from my father during our stay in the W.I.