There may be too many Minis. There, I've said it. This is the sixth. But if we must have another, why not a tiny two-seater convertible? It's cold comfort (until you turn on the heater) but at least the new Mini Roadster is heading in the right direction, size-wise, getting ever-so-slightly smaller than the Mini Convertible.
As the sister car to the hard-top Mini Coupe—the ugly one — the Mini Roadster isn't shorter than the 2+2 Mini Convertible, but it is just under an inch more low-slung—and it is blessedly lighter, even with an electric rear spoiler that pops up to add downforce over 50 MPH.