: jcw mini new owner member help required plz
Oct 7th, 2010, 09:13 PM
Hi first sorry if this is in the wrong section.
Second im new on here and would love some information and advice about buying our first jcw .
Me and my wife have had subaru's for my years i still have one my wife fancies a jcw mini and i would like to share it for some track fun at nurburgring germany.
MINI : Mini Cooper S John Cooper Works....(Aero Kit, Full leather, DSC etc) (http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/1919456.htm)
Here is a car we are very interested in and would really appreciate your + - comments many thanks and i look forward to your responce,And look forward to chatting alot on this forum.
Oct 8th, 2010, 07:54 AM
we own a jcw, and after having many different cars over the years the jcw has got to be the most fun vehicle yet, my wife uses it daily, but i love to drive it at weekends, loads of un, great road holding, power and head turning as well
the engine "pop" is just brilliant too :D
this one looks in really good condition, go for it, you wont regret it !!
drop us a line if there is anything you want to ask about the JCW, but be prepared, they are a tad thirsty !
Oct 8th, 2010, 08:55 AM
Looks like a nice example - very well spec'd, relatively low mileage and tastefully modified.
I'm on my second JCW - a facelift first gen and my current second gen - and they're definitely to be recommended. :)
As already mentioned, the supercharged JCW is very thirsty on fuel though.
Oct 8th, 2010, 09:36 AM
Well ive contacted the seller im on my way at 12.30 on the train from birmingham to wales so wish me luck .
The fuel part is not an issue as my wife does 50 miles a week and will be a 3rd car for us our daily runner is a picasso and my subaru is used as a track toy (for now any way) lolol ohhh i cant wait.
Many many thanks for your replies ill let you know how it goes.
Oct 8th, 2010, 09:26 PM
Im back the car was as described so i was happy.
Got back the wife loves it so all is good, Now time for the modding any advice ???
Oct 8th, 2010, 10:04 PM
Congrats - looks and sounds like you've found a little gem there. :D
As far as mods go - it depends how much you want to spend really, and what you want to achieve. If you're after more performance, 300bhp is possible, but at a cost... £6k+ last time I heard. 230-240bhp is quite easily achievable for a fair bit less though. What it is running with the current setup?
Companies like Performance Torque, Evolve and GT Tuning would be able to advise on the best course of action, based on the existing modifications. They can all be found within the sponsors section (http://www.mini2.com/forum/sponsors/) on here. :)
As far as cosmetic mods go - the previous owner seems to have done a nice job with the JCW kit, dechromed belt line and headlight surrounds etc. - although colour coding the plastic trim is a nice finishing touch which is well worth considering. :)
Oct 9th, 2010, 01:07 PM
Cheers minicore, its running 200bhp at the minute i would like 240-250. inside and the outside styling we are more than happy with carbon dash front with flocked top part is cool.
Ill give the above a call monday many thanks for your advice ill keep u all posted.
Oct 9th, 2010, 02:36 PM
glad your sorted and happy with your purchase, enjoy the country bends etc :D
Oct 30th, 2010, 08:09 AM
Loving the car wife uses it every day might get a little few tweeks after x mass and a re mapp..
Oct 30th, 2010, 12:00 PM
You live i sutton coldfield near good hope hospital?
spotted this car last week with who i presume was you missus driving it looked amazing! very clean and tidy!