Mini Tips - MINI Cooper Forum
Go Back   MINI Cooper Forum > All Models & Variants > General Discussion


General Discussion Use this forum to discuss MINI topics which are not related to other forums. Posts may be moved from here to alternative forums by the moderators without notice

Mini2.com is the premier Mini Cooper Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mini HQ - Terrible ethics for the customer. jobforacowgirl Dealership Feedback 11 May 22nd, 2014 06:36 AM
Brands Hatch Mini Festival 22/23 June 2013 mab01uk Mini Events 20 Jun 23rd, 2013 11:03 PM
Brooklands Mini Day Sunday, March 24, 2013 mab01uk Mini Events 11 Apr 5th, 2013 07:11 PM
Service Schedules adham General Discussion 1 Oct 1st, 2012 06:46 PM
Mini Australia service chilld Dealership Feedback 4 Sep 4th, 2012 06:29 AM

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old Mar 28th, 2014, 10:04 PM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 2
Local Time: 01:48 AM
United Kingdom
Talking Mini Tips

Hi Guys,

I'm new to the forum but I'm currently looking to buy a Mini for my next car, I'm looking at either a JCW 1.6 or a Cooper S 1.6, Both of these look like great cars to me and I love the appeal of the Mini, are there any buying tips you can provide such as what to look for in an older mini or what I should and shouldn't buy?

Thanks in advance

Max
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old Mar 28th, 2014, 10:22 PM
Caveman's Avatar
MINI2 Master
Offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Stone Age
Posts: 2,180
Local Time: 03:48 AM
Estonia Male View Caveman's Classified Ads
1st Gen (supercharged) or 2nd Gen (turbocharged)?
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old Mar 28th, 2014, 10:31 PM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 2
Local Time: 01:48 AM
United Kingdom
Hi Caveman, I'm unsure, it would be around 03-04 model as that's all I can afford at the moment
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old Mar 28th, 2014, 11:25 PM
Caveman's Avatar
MINI2 Master
Offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Stone Age
Posts: 2,180
Local Time: 03:48 AM
Estonia Male View Caveman's Classified Ads
Quote: Originally Posted by panzerleech (original)
... it would be around 03-04 model as that's all I can afford at the moment

That would be a supercharged 1st Gen Cooper S (R53). A JCW of that vintage would be a Cooper S model with a dealer installed JCW Engine Tuning Kit (either 200bhp or 210bhp). No need to pay a premium for this as you can fit a supercharger reduction pulley (15% being the most common), shorter belt and colder spark plugs to a Cooper S and achieve almost as much horsepower.

MotoringFile » MINI R50/R53 Buyers Guide
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply
Tags: , , , ,



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mini HQ - Terrible ethics for the customer. jobforacowgirl Dealership Feedback 11 May 22nd, 2014 06:36 AM
Brands Hatch Mini Festival 22/23 June 2013 mab01uk Mini Events 20 Jun 23rd, 2013 11:03 PM
Brooklands Mini Day Sunday, March 24, 2013 mab01uk Mini Events 11 Apr 5th, 2013 07:11 PM
Service Schedules adham General Discussion 1 Oct 1st, 2012 06:46 PM
Mini Australia service chilld Dealership Feedback 4 Sep 4th, 2012 06:29 AM

» Recent Threads
Cooper S Pulley Advice
Apr 22nd, 2010 10:16 AM
by Richy92
Last post by nickcornwell88
Yesterday 10:46 PM
16 Replies, 19,014 Views
tempremental xenon headlights
Aug 29th, 2014 09:38 PM
Last post by Mini.mjb
Yesterday 09:45 PM
5 Replies, 980 Views
RS56 Cooper S Power Issues?
Nov 15th, 2014 12:18 PM
Last post by Mini.mjb
Yesterday 09:13 PM
3 Replies, 317 Views
Rear wiper cracked and broken off... what next??
Yesterday 09:12 AM
Last post by Mini.mjb
Yesterday 09:03 PM
4 Replies, 209 Views
Cooper s 2003 has issues !!!
Nov 18th, 2014 07:21 PM
Last post by Mini.mjb
Yesterday 08:56 PM
9 Replies, 567 Views
Mini Mk1 MFSW - Radio controls only question
Yesterday 08:13 PM
by lmm1986
Last post by lmm1986
Yesterday 08:13 PM
0 Replies, 71 Views
Upcoming Holiday News
Yesterday 02:34 PM
by CARiD
Last post by CARiD
Yesterday 02:34 PM
0 Replies, 85 Views
More Ship Tracking
Jul 24th, 2005 11:25 PM
by nclorax
Last post by LiquidBreadMan
Yesterday 01:52 PM
28 Replies, 23,231 Views
Bystanders lift MINI to end 'stand-off' with tram
Yesterday 12:22 PM
by mab01uk
Last post by The Nun
Yesterday 12:56 PM
1 Replies, 142 Views
Pictures of the Internals of the getrag gearbox and rebuild walk through
Yesterday 04:41 AM
Last post by The Nun
Yesterday 12:50 PM
3 Replies, 183 Views
Roof bars and Xenon lights
Nov 17th, 2014 10:36 AM
Last post by daveaasmith
Yesterday 07:52 AM
6 Replies, 451 Views
Wanting rid of chrome scoop and mirrors
Nov 18th, 2014 09:54 AM
Last post by daveaasmith
Yesterday 07:48 AM
6 Replies, 452 Views
gtt induction
Nov 18th, 2014 11:24 AM
Last post by rob955triumph
Yesterday 06:38 AM
13 Replies, 531 Views
Transmission failed
Nov 12th, 2014 12:48 PM
Last post by Thegearboxman
Yesterday 04:56 AM
2 Replies, 366 Views
brake lights stuck on?
Oct 27th, 2004 11:47 PM
Last post by Restyle
Nov 20th, 2014 10:11 PM
105 Replies, 36,711 Views
LA Auto Show Coverage
Nov 20th, 2014 09:09 PM
Last post by AutoGuide.com
Nov 20th, 2014 09:09 PM
0 Replies, 169 Views
BMC Works Display - Goodwood 2014
Nov 20th, 2014 08:15 PM
by mab01uk
Last post by mab01uk
Nov 20th, 2014 08:15 PM
1 Replies, 179 Views
DSC/RUN FLAT light problem due to STEERING ANGLE SENSOR
Nov 21st, 2003 12:22 AM
by Rolandh
Last post by Mickship0412
Nov 20th, 2014 07:20 PM
10 Replies, 20,911 Views
Decoking? Questions
May 27th, 2014 10:23 PM
Last post by rodhot
Nov 20th, 2014 07:16 PM
5 Replies, 1,088 Views
Rear Wiper Relay
Nov 20th, 2014 07:03 PM
by daley99
Last post by daley99
Nov 20th, 2014 07:03 PM
0 Replies, 116 Views
» Premium
» Auto Insurance
» Wheel & Tire Center

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.1

All times are GMT. The time now is 01:48 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2