The Mini Cooper has been seen in TV shows. It's been in movies. It's been the subject of song lyrics. It's the "ride of choice" of numerous celebrities. It's even considered as a status symbol or a "fashion statement". Basically, the Cooper is a fixture in pop culture, which is a feat that not many cars can lay claim to. Throughout automotive history, only a few vehicles have reached the iconic status that the famed Cooper has.
Aside from the equally famous Volkswagen Beetle, there's perhaps no other subcompact that has received as much adoration as the Mini Cooper. The revolutionary subcompact has been embraced by the world as early as its debut in 1959. And since then, that embrace has only grown tighter even though the Cooper's production has ceased in recent years (the last Cooper to date was produced in 2008). The Cooper's long run isn't surprising since the model has evolved impressively throughout the years without ridding itself of the qualities (stylish design, easy to drive/park, a surprisingly spacious interior, among others) that made it popular in the first place.
Since the Mini Cooper's debut more than 50 years ago, dozens and dozens of models have been released under its name. Now, you may be a proud owner of one. And as an owner of a car that has been bestowed with awards such as "Car of the Century" and "Number One Classic Car of all time", you should take pride in your Mini Cooper by taking care of it as best as you can. Your Cooper may have a few years in it, but that doesn't mean that it has to feel old. You can breathe new life into your beloved subcompact by getting it a few Mini Cooper replacement parts. Installing new components in it should keep your Cooper "youthful" for a long time.