Now that MINI has held it’s first Journalist test drives for European publications, we should start to see a handful of reviews popping up over the next few weeks. First up (after MINI2’s review) is Peter Burgess from MSN Cars UK. Here’s an excerpt:
>So can a Mini with two seats really be worth Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â£22,000? The ‘Mini Cooper S featuring the John Cooper Works GP Kit’ isnÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t the raw performance car, the Mini version of a 911GT3, that some had hoped for. Instead it is a more comfortable, more useable compromise but a car that feels rather special for all that. The fact that the whole UK allocation of less than 500 quickly sold out perhaps says it all. If you havenÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t got your order in already, too bad. If your name is already on the list, chances are youÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ll be dead chuffed.
[ Track test: Mini Cooper GP ] MSN Cars UK