I mentioned earlier about the embargo lift, right?
This time, Channel4.com gets a chance at the JCW MINI and have quite a bit to say. Their review stretching across 10 pages including a gallery.
The added bonus is that the JCW is emits just 165g/km of carbon dioxide and fuel consumption is a very creditable 40.4mpg on the combined cycle. You get the best of both worlds: awesome performance and cheap running costs. So what’s the catch? That’ll be the Â£21K purchase price, which certainly concentrates the mind. You have a simple choice: do you want to pay an extra Â£4,750 to get a little extra performance, or hand over Â£16,245 for the standard Cooper S, which still takes you from 0-60mph in a pretty handy 7.1 seconds?
Pretty sure it’s the only review to mention fuel economy, emissions and price. Looks like it’s even expensive in the UK. But there’s still more.
The Mini’s seating is still a little too firm, but it is easy to get a decent driving position. The steering wheel adjusts for reach and rake and while it’s not exsctly limo-like, you do feel reassuringly cosseted behind the wheel of a JCW.
A very in-depth review if you are looking for loads of information. Worth checking out.[ Mini John Cooper Works (2008-) Review ] Channel4.com