Have just bought a 1yr old dark silver cooper S (chilli pack), got it for a great price and got a good trade in price for my old car, so all in all a great deal. Drove a Cooper S works at the dealership this morning, a 200bhp 2003 model, was expecting to be blown away. It was quieter at startup, and when I gave it some stick, it actually felt no different to the Cooper S I have just bought, which is a standard, non tuned model. I don't understand, the Works didn't feel any faster at all. A real disappointment.
I'm going to run my car as standard for a few months and then consider getting the 210 bhp Works upgrade, but will try out another Works cooper S before I part with my money to make sure its worth it and makes a difference. Has anyone else experienced this? The Works S was quite cheap, £17k for a 1year old ex demo car with one prev owner, but had all the trademark Works insignia. Was it really a Works??? I'm not convinced.