Mini— the new one

We know we don’t give these a ton of love on this site, but that doesn’t mean we’re down on them— in fact, we’re tempted (though not in a truly serious way) by JCW edition Clubmans all the time.

This one (while neither a JCW nor a Clubman) is looking especially fine lowered on BBS RXes (which we’re considering as track wheels for the E36). Lovely.

Photos courtesy of user ‘sprp85’ on

~ by velofinds on October 25, 2012.

7 Responses to “Mini— the new one”

  1. How dare you like a FWD car, you!

  2. Even though it’s FWD, I can see the appeal of these for “semi-enthusiasts”. If you are “kinda” into cars, but want a fun to drive car without sacrificing practicality or newness, then this would be perfect. But, of course, for true enthusiasts, there are plenty of used cars that are a little less practical (okay, maybe far less impractical), but are much more enjoyable!

  3. There will be a new Mini in my garage in Florida either Monday or Tuesday, the very SO decided to replace her Acura with a Mini. It has a an automatic no less … Blah. I guess it could have been worse. I’ll let you know how I feel about after I actually see and drive it (IF she lets me drive it!).

  4. I own a JCW Clubman and I am neither a “semi-enthusiast” nor “kinda” into cars. I also currently own and have previously owned several BMWs and a Mazdaspeed MX-5. Minis are as fun if not more so than any other car I have ever owned. Few new cars are as fun driving at low speed in city traffic, cruise comfortably on the freeway, and are a complete blast on back roads. I’m not quite sure how Minis could be considered anything less than a phenomenal car for enthusiasts and non-enthusiasts alike.

  5. if i didn’t need the versatility of my golf gti i’d have one of these in my drive. preferably an earlier supercharged one 🙂

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