Having just bought an 05 MCS, I'm not in the market for an 06 MCS, with or without the JCW package. But just to make sure, I assume you're asking about JCW installed at the factory. I thought dealers will gladly take your money for a JCW package, even if you don't have a Mini to install it on.
Oh, and I completely agree about not paying for what I don't want -- I would have bought the Sport package, but didn't want the 17" S-lite wheels, so ordered everything else a la carte. Well, almost everything -- I didn't buy stripes either.
I was considering the JCW factory package but they do not offer it with the 16" Bridgespoke wheels (which are no lightweights) and they want you to add either the Sport Package or the Checkmate Package.
I will not have 17" wheels made of lead and I will not buy things that I do not want. So I guess I'll have to give my money to some aftermarket suppliers.
It might have been nice to keep it all factory but not at those prices. Not for me. I am sure that there will be plenty of the factory JCW kits installed, just not on my car, thank you very much.
Motor on, Dudes and Dudettes!!!
'06 MCS SB/S
R84s(Kumho Ecsta AST, summer), R81s(Nokian Haakapiilatta 2, winter)
'02 MCS DS/W (retired)
So, after lurking for a long time, and "building" my mini at Miniusa.com about once a month for around three years, my first post is a resounding yes - I am about to finally order my Mini. I am going to order a Mini Cooper S JCW. I want the enjoyment of the performance package, but am not a car guy. I don't have the time or talent to do after-market work on a car. Requiring the sports package doesn't phase me as I want this car to last a long time, and the added features that will contribute to safer driving make me happy for when my wife will be driving it.
I agree 100%, except I think the 16" Bridge Spokes go for a slight premium over the other 16" wheels and I would certainly be willing to pay the difference. I know several other people I Autocross with that feel the same way. Take away the 17" wheels and the $$$ packages and I would have ordered one at the first chance.
2001 & 2002 SCCA, STS Pro Solo National Champion. 2003 SCCA, Solo2 Nationals 8th, co-driver (Courtney) 2nd in 03 & 04
2003 JCW 210, London Stainless Headers, custom cat back with 5" SuperTrapp, 15x7.5 SSR's and 16x8 ce28n's, Quaife, KW Comp 2 Ways
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