My 2015 Mini Cooper S - which is a manual, btw - will parallel park itself. This has been useful exactly 0 times. However, I have used it a couple of times just to see if it works and it does work quite well - even though I still have to use the clutch and shift from reverse to first, etc. What would be more useful… Read more
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.
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
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
Behold my mom’s 1977 Dodge Aspen wagon (not the actual car in the photo, but that’s pretty much what it looked like).
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?
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.
That’s still no excuse for constantly insulting your readers as ignorant neanderthals living in “flyover country” who hopelessly cling to the past.
Bingo. I’ve already had it out with one of their writers on Twitter for “flyover country” remarks.
More than one.
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.
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
The Mini Cooper S is too expensive.
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