joe6pack
Joe6pack
joe6pack
May 24
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In the 80's it was the VW Cabriolet "Bitch Bucket". Same case as it was cute and therefore disregarded - despite the fact that it was really a Mk I GTI underneath.

Feb 14
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Lots of griping on here about the Mini. People buy Minis for the same reason they buy a Lotus. Sure, they could have a Porsche, but since everyone else has a Porsche...

Feb 14
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This is a really unfair answer. I don’t have ALS, but I do have cancer (actually, maybe I no longer have it). I was diagnosed in September one week after my 49th birthday. I have four kids and am also a car guy. I went through radiation and chemo on my throat for seven weeks ending in early January. I had a neck Read more

Feb 2
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Cancer indeed sucks. I was diagnosed with tonsil cancer this past September - one week after my 49th birthday. I completed six rounds of chemo and 35 radiation treatments in early January. I have surgery scheduled in a couple of weeks to remove lymph nodes in my neck. Unfortunately, there is currently no screening for Read more

Feb 1
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Behold my mom’s 1977 Dodge Aspen wagon (not the actual car in the photo, but that’s pretty much what it looked like).

Feb 1
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Strange. According to Car and Driver, the 2019 JCW Hardtop Knights Edition weighed in at 2860 lbs. with a 6-speed. How the hell did they add almost a thousand pounds in one year?

Feb 1
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I did the opposite. I bought a 2014 Cooper S for my daughter and loved it so much that I traded in my 2017 GTI on used 2015 Cooper S F55 6-speed. I love it and it’s far from a rattle box. 

Feb 1
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That’s still no excuse for constantly insulting your readers as ignorant neanderthals living in “flyover country” who hopelessly cling to the past.

Feb 1
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Bingo. I’ve already had it out with one of their writers on Twitter for “flyover country” remarks.

Sep 23 2019
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This is also available for the regular Cooper S. And, it also includes a factory tune bumping the horsepower and torque as well. I plan on getting it for my F55.

Jul 16 2019
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Hey Rusty - How do you like the JCW kit? I am really thinking about it. My car is stock (2015 MCS F55) and the dealer is offering the kit for $1735 installed with chrome tips. It’s very tempting. I could go other routes for less (Borla + JB4 or NM Power Module), but I like the idea of the exclusivity. Plus, F55s Read more

Apr 22 2019
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I traded a 2017 GTI S I bought brand new for a 2015 Mini Cooper S in December and couldn’t be happier. I thought I loved the GTI, but I really love the Mini. I find the Mini a nicer place to be day in and day out. The Mini is slower, but it feels more nimble and is really fun to drive. The GTI is more practical with Read more

Mar 27 2019
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I feel ya. My love affair with cars drives me crazy. It’s irrational to put value on cars beyond their usefulness as safe, comfortable and reliable transportation. But, here we are. Read more

Mar 22 2019
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Yup. Just bought one - an EX in Sangria. Traded in the Enclave on it. At just over $38k they really are a bargain. I test drove the Atlas, the new Enclave, and the CX-9. None of them offered the combination of price, safety, warranty and space. They really are selling like hotcakes, too.