Why It’s Cool:
The Mini is perhaps the most universally respected and singularly iconic product of the British car industry, and even if they’re now Madonna-baiting BMW cast-offs, the original, as ever, is still the best.
The Italian Job
is the film that sold a million Minis, leaving everyone wanting a car that could drive under, through and between cities, as opposed to trundling along on roads like all the other cars.
Who hasn’t been climbing an especially long staircase and thought, “Boy, I could really use a mini right about now”? Yup, the mini is the coolest thing to happen to stairs since handrails.
Who’s Most Likely To Sleep With You:
Apart from Madonna, any retro swinging '60s types in mini-dresses. Generally, though, the Mini screams 'Not trying too hard! Sexually confident!', so the Pull Factor is strong.