No car on the market has made such a virtue of cuteness. From its anthropomorphic face, to customer love-ins disguised as owner clubs, to its enduring slogan "Let's Mini," this car is cute cubed. Even better, there's a payoff behind the wheel, where the MINI's short wheelbase and optional turbocharged engine make you feel like you're running up to Blenheim Palace for a country weekend with Kate and Will. On the market since 2001, MINI is proof that cute endures. Inventories have remained low and sales keep clicking along despite traditional English characteristics like dodgy quality and aristocratic pricing.
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Last updated May 19 2011: 8:16 AM ET