The new "Mini" is no longer mini at all, its a bloated fat object that bears no resemblance to the real one at all. Same wheelbase as a Land Rover sport in the new mini's. Thats not small by any stretch of the imagination. The old mini tho, comparing that to the Ignis is probably not a bad comparison. Both are fun to drive, great in traffic but as you say, the Ignis allows you to look at other drivers, not their door handles when along side.