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Old 01-22-2017, 03:48 PM
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I'd be interested in hearing from anyone with a GP who has another mini. I'm looking at getting a '16 JCW CM that is really nice. The GP is amazing but I don't drive it much and won't be tracking it at all as was the original plan. I also have a long daily commute so extra creature comforts are a bonus.

So question is, if I get the JCW CM and drive that daily will it be such a huge difference from a performance standpoint that I'd miss the GP? Tough to answer and all opinions obviously but still love to hear some!
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Old 01-22-2017, 04:23 PM
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Keep the GP and the JCW too.

I do that kind of thing all the time, I have six cars and a motorcycle.
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I'd be interested in hearing from anyone with a GP who has another mini. I'm looking at getting a '16 JCW CM that is really nice. The GP is amazing but I don't drive it much and won't be tracking it at all as was the original plan. I also have a long daily commute so extra creature comforts are a bonus.

So question is, if I get the JCW CM and drive that daily will it be such a huge difference from a performance standpoint that I'd miss the GP? Tough to answer and all opinions obviously but still love to hear some!
Where you will really notice a difference is in the handling. The GP is much sharper and more precise with steering input, holds the road much better. It is stiffer though.

On the downside, no cruise control, no steering wheel stereo controls, no rear windscreen wiper, no rear seats. If those kind of things bother you, then using the GP as a daily driver will bug you.

Here is a nice little comparison article a friend of mine did a few years back,

http://www.ausmotive.com/2013/08/03/...v-mini-gp.html
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I owned my GP2 and JCW CM for awhile and I love the CM more. After the bigger turbo, tune, downpipe and suspension it became a family car for the canyons. I sold the GP and replaced it with a Nissan GTR. Keep the CM and modded it.
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Where you will really notice a difference is in the handling. The GP is much sharper and more precise with steering input, holds the road much better. It is stiffer though.

On the downside, no cruise control, no steering wheel stereo controls, no rear windscreen wiper, no rear seats. If those kind of things bother you, then using the GP as a daily driver will bug you.

Here is a nice little comparison article a friend of mine did a few years back,

http://www.ausmotive.com/2013/08/03/...v-mini-gp.html
Thanks for the input and great article. The first few years not having all the creature comforts didn't matter but now it's starting to weigh on me for sure because of the longer commute and wanting to have a fun car to drive with some of the amenities.

If the GP goes away I'll definitely miss the precise handling and the brakes, oh how I love those brakes
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I owned my GP2 and JCW CM for awhile and I love the CM more. After the bigger turbo, tune, downpipe and suspension it became a family car for the canyons. I sold the GP and replaced it with a Nissan GTR. Keep the CM and modded it.
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What I got from this is buy a GTR, my wife will be thrilled

But seriously thanks for the input, that's really helpful. Initial drives of the JCW CM does make it feel that with a little tuning it could be amazing.

Right now I'm in the mindset to grab the CM and sell the GP when a buyer pops up.

PS: Fantastic looking JCW CM MarioKart
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What I got from this is buy a GTR, my wife will be thrilled But seriously thanks for the input, that's really helpful. Initial drives of the JCW CM does make it feel that with a little tuning it could be amazing. Right now I'm in the mindset to grab the CM and sell the GP when a buyer pops up. PS: Fantastic looking JCW CM MarioKart
You will really like a JCW CM manual and no sunroof. The car responds very well with coilovers and AWD. The turbo and tune gained me about 70whp mQubed Motorsport, Manic Tuning Dealer
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Get the JCW CM with the stock sport suspension (it's free). Right? Not the adjustable suspension that's probably horrible.
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Never drove a GP, but my F56 is so different than the Countryman. Not from the same planet. You might love a JCW CM, but it probably won't scratch the same itch.

If you want creature comforts wait for 2017 CM or go JCW Clubman.
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I went with the JCW CM, pick it up later this week. I have the GP still...for now. Will put it up for sale soon.

Thanks all for the advice!
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I went with the JCW CM, pick it up later this week. I have the GP still...for now. Will put it up for sale soon. Thanks all for the advice!
Good choice! A tune will help a ton.

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