If you include special editions, there are currently 12 – yes, 12 – different specifications for the MINI hatchback. There's the budget model First, original entry-level One, then One D diesel, Cooper, Cooper D, sporty Cooper S, Cooper SD, performance model John Cooper Works, Goodwood, Bayswater, Baker Street and the John Cooper Works GP, aka “the sportiest MINI ever”. It's pretty safe to assume that there is a model of the funky MINI to suit just about anybody with enough cash to buy one. Suffice to say that the MINI is as enduringly popular as ever, retaining much of the charm and appeal of the 1959 original but now wrapped in a high-quality – and expensive – shell that looks equally at home in the suburban driveway or adorning the grounds of a stately home. Plus, the ranging selection of optional extras at the MINI buyer's fingertips makes it a car so easy to personalise that you’ll never have to worry about seeing someone in a MINI that looks exactly like yours. And if you feel constrained by the hatchback dimensions, you can branch even further out and buy a MINI Coupe, a MINI Convertible, an estate (the Clubman) and even crossovers (the Countryman) – as long your pockets are deep enough. Since the modern MINI first made a splash, the number of manufacturers who’ve to jump on the success bandwagon have steadily increased – most notably, the Audi A1, Citroen DS3, Fiat 500 and now the Vauxhall Adam. Few – if any – have matched the MINI for sheer driving pleasure, quirky-yet-mainstream style and excellent resale value.