Lodging Planner for Lake Tahoe Weekend Run - May 18 - 19, 2024

Saturday and Sunday overnight run to South Lake Tahoe. Enjoy the backroads, less traveled, and even more scenic than your usual run up the f...

MINI Roadster One Of Green Car Reports Top Drop Tops

Anthony Ingram for Green Car Reports names the 2012 MINI Cooper Convertible/Roadster as one of its "Five Summer Cars With High Gas Mileage" with this analysis:
2012 MINI Cooper Convertible/Roadster
From $24,350

Since both the Convertible and Roadster get the same gas mileage, we're including both here. The Roadster's recent introduction now gives you a two-seat option to the Convertible's four, but both are a blast to drive and the cheeky retro styling still turns heads after several years on the market.

It doesn't sip gas like the smart, but still offers 30 mpg combined. Mileage is the same whether you go manual or automatic, and you'll also get 27 mpg city and 35 mpg highway from the 1.6-liter engine. In fact, even if you choose the turbocharged Cooper S, gas mileage doesn't suffer.