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Purchase of 2013 Hardtop JCW

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Old 08-17-2018, 07:27 AM
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Purchase of 2013 Hardtop JCW

I'm going to look at 2013 Mini JCW tonight.

I've done a bit of research and looks like the carbon deposits issue was solved with the 2012-2013 editions?

Any other issues I should be aware of?

It's 6M of course and relatively low mileage at 30K.
 
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Old 08-17-2018, 08:25 AM
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The 2013 is a solid car with lots of improvements. You shouldn’t have any issues

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Old 08-17-2018, 09:00 AM
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Just found out it has dealer installed JCW kit.

I searched, but didn't find anything specific to 2013 differences between the two.

Is there a link that shows dealer options details for the 2013 model?
 
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Old 08-19-2018, 10:12 AM
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Do you want a dealership hotrod MCS or a real factory JCW? There is a BIG difference and I know as I have owned both.
Whilst the MCS has a JCW "kit" installed it is a good performer, it CANNOT compare with the TRUE factory JCW. The engine internals are very different for a start and you could go on &on.
Do some extensive research ,cost comparisons,and drive one of each and then go with the best value.
Personally I'd go for the REAL JCW but that's me.
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Old 08-19-2018, 02:57 PM
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Ended up being just the body kit and wheels. Not the engine tune. Also it's the Eclipse Grey and not my favorite color. Probably will wait till I find either the MCS or JCW in the color and mileage I want.
 
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How much was it listed for?
 
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Old 08-29-2018, 10:21 AM
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As I found out, clean, factory stock, JCW R58's and R59's are a bit hard to find with low mileage these days. If you are wanting any specific options/packages, the chase will be even more difficult. In the end everyone compromises somewhere as there just aren't a lot of these around. The one thing I would not compromise on though is the factory JCW package with the N18 engine. It is a seriously different car in every area that counts.
 
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