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Deciding btw MC or MCS

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Old 02-13-2009, 09:16 PM
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Deciding btw MC or MCS

Hello All,

I am a long time lurker and finally getting set to buy a Mini but having trouble trying to decide between a loaded MC or Stripped MCS. I would like to have the option of the extra power in the MCS but I like the comforts that comes with an MC. Also I live in the Vancouver, BC so any advice on options that I may want to consider would be a plus. As for color I am going for a black roof and either CR or LiB, or if its the MCS then Laser Blue.
 
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Old 02-13-2009, 09:23 PM
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I would buy the MCS myself. If you can afford it.
What comforts come with an MC that the MCS doesn't have?

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Old 02-13-2009, 10:19 PM
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Go with the S. I got the cold weather pkg the rain sense wipers are nice
 
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Old 02-13-2009, 10:28 PM
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+1 on the MCS

what comfort options are you looking for?
 
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Old 02-14-2009, 08:04 AM
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Originally Posted by PatM View Post
What comforts come with an MC that the MCS doesn't have?
+1.

The suspension is the same. The seat options are the same. Please clarify.

EDIT: Unless you're talking about comfort related options that you can afford if you get an MC vs. ones you cannot if you get an MCS.
 
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Old 02-14-2009, 08:15 AM
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I'd go with an S, even stripped model, just for the sheer joy of it although the Cooper's fun in it's own way. The only option I really recommend is the cold weather package if you live in the north, the heated seats are sooo nice.
 
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Old 02-15-2009, 05:36 PM
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Yeah I went to my local Mini dealer, and unfortunately here in Canada there is such a premium on the MCS that I would end up paying 5 to 6 grand more, which I don't have. I was going to add the comfort and and convenience package to get the heated seats, and auto dimming, media connect, electric front window defroster etc and was considering leather seats.
 
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Old 02-15-2009, 06:03 PM
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You have to ask you self what you will use more. I have a non S clubman that has every option except leather. My wife wanted the nav and such more that the speed. I just order a s for me after a month or so of going back and forth between a loaded non s with leather and the s with most of the stuff I wanted but no nav. The non s is no slow poke just not the hell on wheels power of the turbo.
 
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Old 02-15-2009, 06:08 PM
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Originally Posted by md15 View Post
Yeah I went to my local Mini dealer, and unfortunately here in Canada there is such a premium on the MCS that I would end up paying 5 to 6 grand more, which I don't have. I was going to add the comfort and and convenience package to get the heated seats, and auto dimming, media connect, electric front window defroster etc and was considering leather seats.
I think you just made up your own mind between which one to get
 
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Old 02-15-2009, 06:13 PM
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Yeah, still going to see if there are any 08's that I can get my hands on may just have to compromise on color, but I can always customize look later
 
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Old 02-15-2009, 06:19 PM
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Get the S. The turbo will outweigh whatever creature comforts you get with the non-S.
 
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Old 02-16-2009, 12:31 PM
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Just sold our 05 non-S, and one thing to keep in mind is that the non-S is harder to sell and doesn't keep resale value quite as good as an S.
 
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Old 02-16-2009, 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted by IzzyG View Post
Get the S. The turbo will outweigh whatever creature comforts you get with the non-S.
Agreed. Go with MCS.
 
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Old 02-17-2009, 09:55 AM
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Originally Posted by IzzyG View Post
Get the S. The turbo will outweigh whatever creature comforts you get with the non-S.
Spoken by a S driver I would guess. It depends on what kind of driving you do.
 
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Old 02-17-2009, 10:03 AM
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Originally Posted by SaltNPepa View Post
Spoken by a S driver I would guess. It depends on what kind of driving you do.
You would guess wrong. R55 Clubman non-S owner/driver.
 
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Old 02-17-2009, 11:01 AM
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Originally Posted by IzzyG View Post
You would guess wrong. R55 Clubman non-S owner/driver.
sacrifice the creature comforts. i'm another non-s owner that recommends an MCS. the MC was so surprisingly fun to drive that now i wish i had more power to really push it on the highways. if i had come across these forums before i purchased, i would have ended up with a MCS for sure. oh well. at least i like my unviolated hood and chrome grill.
 
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Old 02-17-2009, 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by IzzyG View Post
You would guess wrong. R55 Clubman non-S owner/driver.
Lucky I did not "bet" you were a S driver
 
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Old 02-17-2009, 11:29 AM
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Originally Posted by lacning74 View Post
at least i like my unviolated hood and chrome grill.
Lol, I am actually planning the next mods to be those very same mods. Switching out the hood for a Clubman S hood- basically so I can fit a strut brace as well as wanting a hood scoop. I am debating to myself that the hood scoop should decrease air temp and increase circulation. Since I have an open cone air filter, it should increase performance(maybe this is untrue but I am telling myself that it is :P).

Oh and before that, I'm modding the exhaust to dual tail pipe. :P
 
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Old 02-17-2009, 11:33 AM
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Originally Posted by IzzyG View Post
Lol, I am actually planning the next mods to be those very same mods. Switching out the hood for a Clubman S hood- basically so I can fit a strut brace as well as wanting a hood scoop. I am debating to myself that the hood scoop should decrease air temp and increase circulation. Since I have an open cone air filter, it should increase performance(maybe this is untrue but I am telling myself that it is :P).

Oh and before that, I'm modding the exhaust to dual tail pipe. :P
oh man. you really should have gotten an MCS, lol, although it's the modding journey that's the fun part.
 
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Old 02-17-2009, 11:51 AM
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If I had gotten the MCS though, I'd be filing for bankruptcy with all the mods available for it. :P
 
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Old 02-17-2009, 12:00 PM
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Originally Posted by md15 View Post
a loaded MC or Stripped MCS.
Actually, I'd prefer a lightly-optioned MC.....save that extra money for something else.

I never use the extra power offered by an MCS...in fact, for me it gets in the way. I just like how Coopers drive. I also prefer performance in the realm of mpg rather than hp, so again a Cooper is my car-of-choice.

However, if you crave power get an MCS.
 
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Old 02-17-2009, 12:01 PM
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Originally Posted by IzzyG View Post
Lol, I am actually planning the next mods to be those very same mods. Switching out the hood for a Clubman S hood- basically so I can fit a strut brace as well as wanting a hood scoop. I am debating to myself that the hood scoop should decrease air temp and increase circulation. Since I have an open cone air filter, it should increase performance(maybe this is untrue but I am telling myself that it is :P).

Oh and before that, I'm modding the exhaust to dual tail pipe. :P
I thought the hood scoop was just for show on the R56
 
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Old 02-17-2009, 12:04 PM
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I got a MC non S Clubman w/ a lot of options. But I still would have gotten the MCS with all the options as well. To me, it depends how much driving you do and what your exact needs are. I drive one mile to work so the non S was perfectly adequate.
 
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Old 02-17-2009, 12:06 PM
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GOKARTRIDE I couldn't agree with you more (aside from the light options )
 
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I thought the hood scoop was just for show on the R56
It is!
 

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