|Basic||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||12 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||4 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Maintenance||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
FIAT 500: While we consider the base 500 ($16,000) and 500c ($19,500) to be a step down from the Mini, they're also a lot cheaper. Meanwhile, the turbocharged 500 Abarth hatchback ($22,000) has a great engine and is almost as quick as a Cooper S Coupe for a little less money.
Mazda MX-5 Miata: The rear-wheel-drive Miata ($23,720) is the quintessential affordable 2-seater, and it's now available with a retractable hardtop for a coupe-like experience. We'd be hard pressed to pick a Cooper Coupe over a Miata for the same price.
Subaru BRZ: If you can find one on your local dealer's lot, the 2-seat, rear-wheel-drive BRZ sport coupe ($25,495) is worth a try. It costs as much as a well-equipped Cooper S Coupe, but it's every bit a match for the Mini through the corners, with proper rear-drive dynamics besides.