Settling most likely at 71 within the last "hoopla" of my mortal existence, having owned Minis since 1966, I am still exclaiming "if not now, when?". The present one is an 2018 JCW... paddle shift dues to too much spine hardware,a couple nice shiny titanium hips, all making manual shifting needless to say, painful. I must admit that I love it! I have a been criticized here and there for not having bought a Cooper S and building it up into a JCW. Too pricey I have been told. Mechanically very challenged, my ability only goes as far as adding an AWE CAI, an NM PM and the rest is Dear Mechanic's job! Pro Exhaust, Cravenspeed Big Pair, NM Engineering racing control arms... Oh! I have been able to install the wonderful Bluetooth gizmo in a holder from this Gentleman that 3D prints them in Greece... All-Fit gap-fit for squeaky door was also easy! Why do people have to slam doors? I yell first now... not after the fact anymore... All jokingly of course. No Flat tires? Horrible... Mini decided to not pay my chiropractor visits and they are now "Yokohamas". This JCW does not see traffic. Miles and miles if twisted paved roads starting a mile from here. Lucky me... Forest Roads? Jeep Renegade Trailhawk. PS: I forget... another Cravenspeed Gizmo to close the doors with only two fingers! [from outside the car of course... ah!ah!ah!] Well, that is that... Nice Forum!