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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Nov 7th, 2012, 09:32 AM Thread Starter
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Hi all,

I am considering buying the JWC GP2 and looking for opinions wherever it is worth it.

Little background about me: I've always been drawn to Mini's and specially GP. Sadly was unable to get GP MK1 when it was released therefore I am considering GP MK2, but still have some doubts. I am going to be using this car almost everyday, but want something with little more oomph for the weekends. At present I own Cooper D as I was commuting long distance to work at it seems like cost effective Mini solution.

My main concerns are cost of maintenance of GP and insurance. Other than that I am happy with only 2 seats and more sporty feel than standard JWC.

Another option would be to get R53 twin-charged with some body modifications, but than insurance will defiantly be over the roof.


What is your opinions?
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If you like the stick on stripes and can live with no trim in the back and want to use it for an occassional track day then yes, and it will hold its value better than a standard model too.
But of you want to start adding extras it doesnt already have, like auto climate, sat nav, heated screen etc, dont think it has these as standard? then to cost will go up considerably.
Might be better off with the standard JCW in that case as its 5 grand cheaper or there abouts?
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If you like the stick on stripes and can live with no trim in the back and want to use it for an occassional track day then yes, and it will hold its value better than a standard model too.
But of you want to start adding extras it doesnt already have, like auto climate, sat nav, heated screen etc, dont think it has these as standard? then to cost will go up considerably.
Might be better off with the standard JCW in that case as its 5 grand cheaper or there abouts?
Thank you for reply. Just had another look at standard package and it does appear to include "Automatic Air conditioning" and bonus "Recaro sport seats with seat heating"

I think this helped me to make my mind up and I will be revising my budget expenses for GP

thank you
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I had a deposit down for one since may when it was first revealed.
When the spec and price came out, I pulled out.
It is a bit too track focussed for my needs. (I have an Elise for trackdays)
I didn't like the completely open boot area nor the lack of rear wash wipe! That along with the £5k price hike over a similarly spec'd JCW and only 7bhp was too much for me.
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Im the same i have a standard JCW and for the extra bhp your getting its not worth £5000 more. Why would you want to pay more for less car?
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Only a months wages, nether here or there really.
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not everyone earns £5000 a month though
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GP2 worth every penny.! Although wont be using mine every day..

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