Okay, so this isn't an exact comparison.....but it's near enough!
Way back in 2004, I purchased my first brand new BMW Mini, it was a Cooper.
At the time I didn't have the funds available to afford the Cooper S and I always
Last May I sold my lovely Cooper after 12 years of ownership and purchased a 2013 JCW R56.
This is the car I had always wanted!
I remember when my Cooper was at Mini having work done on it and the dealership loaned me an R56 Cooper S, I couldn't believe the difference.
I realised then, I should have purchased a Cooper S from the start.
I know they (Cooper S) are more expensive to run, petrol, tyres etc etc but I personally
think just for the extra enjoyment you get from driving,
them, they are worth the extra.