Big Fun in a Small Car
April 9, 2019
This is a late review but I have owned my 2014 JCW Coupe for six years and about 30,000 miles. I have had zero problems so far. I have tracked it once and one autocross. I have the automatic and it sucks at autocross but is amazing on the track. For non-track people here are the best and weakest points:
BEST: Style-I get more comments than any other cars I’ve owned including MB AMG’s and BMW M’s. Performance: It is a deceptively quick car that is fun in city or open road. Reliability: So far great. I also alternate winter and summer performance tires. Does great all year. Mileage: I can get 38mpg on road middle 20’s in city. Trunk: The frame is a regular Mini minus back seats with a chopped roof. Plenty of luggage room for two person road trip. I used it as a work car for a year putting all my sales demo stuff in the trunk.
WEAK: Rear view-Learn how to use your side mirrors properly. Small 2-seaters rarely have great visibility. Suspension-I got regular suspension. If you get sport they are hard as a rock. Alter your suspension and get non run-flat tires if you have sport.
I unhesitatingly reccomend the coupe for those who love sporty unoque cars. You will just laugh evey time you drive it. I believe they are a good deal and will appreciate as they only ran three years.