Mini Cooper Coupe: Worth the Non-Mini Price Tag?

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  1. Nathan

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    Dan Neil on The News Hub reviews the Mini John Cooper Works Coupe and tells us why it's fun to drive and worth celebrating. But at more than $30,000, is this diminutive car worth buying?

    Video at Wall Street Journal site
     
  2. Metalman

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    Dan said the coupe was built in Austria.... I thought it came out of Oxford.... Isn't the only MINI built in Austria the Countryman???
     
  3. Nathan

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    Dan Neil is wrong. The Coupè and upcoming Roadster are built in Oxford. The Countryman and the upcoming 2 door version, the Paceman are built by Magna-Styer under contract in Austria.

    I posted a comment in the WSJ article Mini's Hot Coupe: Drive It—If Your Pal Buys One
     
  4. Crashton

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    Maybe Dan was driving a Coutryguycoupe aka a Pacman.... :smilewinkgrin:
     
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    one thing Dan was truly correct on:::::

    At the end he did state that there was no other car to compete with a Mini Cooper for fun and being in it's own world. He sure was right on that. I still can't get used to people asking me questions when I come out of a store and they are congregated around my car.

    Dan was pricing a JCW and probably don't even know you can get the coupe "Justa" a whole lot less expensive. He really needed to do better research on the subject before trying to be an expert.

    As far as head room and tall drivers I don't think that there is any problems at all. My friend steve is 6 foot three and he fits in my 2009 JCW hatchback just fine. His head does not touch the roof at all.

    :beer
     
  6. Sideways

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    FACT CHECKING!!! WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO FACT CHECKING???
    There were SO many things wrong with that little segment that I don't even know where to start!!! but I will ask, what was the point of it??? what exactly was that supposed to do??? there wasn't even an opinion!!!
     
  7. Way Motor Works

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    Sorry don't hate me, as you all know I LOVE MINI's and I don't know anyone that owns more than I do. But I can't bring myself to buy a coupe with it's price tag. I would buy a used Cayman first. Sorry
     
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    Agreed - the Coupe s cool and all - but I do not see enough of a performance gain to motivate me to go from my R53 or if I was buying a brand new R56 Tin top.

     
  9. Johngo

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    They should put a "real" powerplant in them and make them Cayman killers... THAT would be FUN. :D
     

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