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After what seems like a long wait we finally picked up our new JCW. Will post up some thoughts about the car later, but for now a couple of quick pics taken on the way home.
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Looks great Washy - finally collected my JCW yesterday also - not taken any more pics of mine yet- i went for same black but with black roof but i must says looks striking with the red :)
 

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Looks great Washy - finally collected my JCW yesterday also - not taken any more pics of mine yet- i went for same black but with black roof but i must says looks striking with the red :)
Thanks, originally we were going to go all black, but we realised it was the 20th anniversary of our first MINI, which was red so feeling nostalgic added the red roof as a bit of a tribute. By a sheer fluke the reg of the first one started KP so we are all chuffed with the reg on the new one...☺
 

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Hi Washy, how do you find the interior without the sunroof.
To be honest a bit black and dark. That could be due in part to us coming from a convertible, but there is a lot of piano black inside the car and that combined with the anthracite roof liner makes it a little more monotone than I was expecting.
We did consider a sunroof, but it got ditched when we went red roof.
 

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Talking about the piano black I'm very much OCD when it comes to my cars and no matter how careful I've been I've already noticed some light swirl marks on mine especially when the sun is shinning and don't even get me started on the black exterior plastic bits either. Can I ask what products would you recommend in using to try to get rid of these marks?
 

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Talking about the piano black I'm very much OCD when it comes to my cars and no matter how careful I've been I've already noticed some light swirl marks on mine especially when the sun is shinning and don't even get me started on the black exterior plastic bits either. Can I ask what products would you recommend in using to try to get rid of these marks?
Ours needs sorting as they never come from the dealer to my standards🙁
To be honest I have been wondering what to use on the piano black bits, as much as I love the new diffuser it will be a nightmare to keep it looking good. I will let you know if I find anything.
 

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Talking about the piano black I'm very much OCD when it comes to my cars and no matter how careful I've been I've already noticed some light swirl marks on mine especially when the sun is shinning and don't even get me started on the black exterior plastic bits either. Can I ask what products would you recommend in using to try to get rid of these marks?
Piano black trim is notoriously soft and swirling is easily done. For exterior trim Autoglym Super Resin Polish works really well, once washed and dried, apply a very small amount with a clean microfibre cloth, allow to haze for 5-10 mins and then buff off with a clean cloth.
 

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Talking about the piano black I'm very much OCD when it comes to my cars and no matter how careful I've been I've already noticed some light swirl marks on mine especially when the sun is shinning and don't even get me started on the black exterior plastic bits either. Can I ask what products would you recommend in using to try to get rid of these marks?
I'm with you on that! My wife's F57 we had properly polished and sealed with ceramic. That helps a lot. Safe wash and be super careful cleaning them first with all clean mitt etc. Then don't touch! Hers stayed absolutely perfect for 2 yesrs, not a tiny swirl. Now there a few marks appearing, time to re-treat.
 

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The red roof black body combo looks good but a shame that it effectively means going without the pan roof.
 

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Well a week in and 280 miles later I have some brief thoughts on the car:

Lets start with the bad:
  1. The digital dash, not entirely sure what the point is, firstly it isn't fully digital and as far as I can tell it doesn't really do anything the old style dials didn't.
  2. Too much piano black, so many finger prints and much dust. Messes with my OCD
  3. The filler cap looks cheap.
  4. Lots of tyre noise on poor surfaces with the 18" wheels and run flats
And the good
  1. Love the way it drives, feels solid and nicely sorted and deceptively quick as well.
  2. The steering wheel, may be a bit on the chunky side, but the nappa leather feels really good and heated too.
  3. The new infotainment display is much nicer than the one in our 19 model Cooper. I am amazed by the resolution on the screen too.
  4. I know it is divisive, but love the new splitter and diffuser
  5. Like any good MINI it is Fun with a capital F.
  6. Trip computer is showing 38.2 mpg.
So overall liking it so far and all good.
 

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Looks very nice!

Are there any pops and bangs from the exhaust any more in this version?

Also how does it compare to the convertible?
 

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Looks very nice!

Are there any pops and bangs from the exhaust any more in this version?

Also how does it compare to the convertible?
Got to be honest there seems to be an absence of pops and bangs so far.
It’s certainly a bit quicker and more refined than the convertible. It seems to change direction better too, l guess that is the added stiffness of the body and sports suspension. I do miss not being able to put the roof down though.
 

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Got to be honest there seems to be an absence of pops and bangs so far.
It’s certainly a bit quicker and more refined than the convertible. It seems to change direction better too, l guess that is the added stiffness of the body and sports suspension. I do miss not being able to put the roof down though.
I think that's to be expected. I bought a new 2020 MCS Sport late last year and was also told the pops and bangs have been unachievable with the particular filter malarky. I have a lot of fun with it regardless :p, but I was intrigued if the JCW was different. I swear it gets a bit smoother and possibly faster after the run in period though so the best is yet to come! :)
 

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I think that's to be expected. I bought a new 2020 MCS Sport late last year and was also told the pops and bangs have been unachievable with the particular filter malarky. I have a lot of fun with it regardless :p, but I was intrigued if the JCW was different. I swear it gets a bit smoother and possibly faster after the run in period though so the best is yet to come! :)
I wonder why Mini can't get the exhaust pops and bangs with the filter? I have an MCS that pops but a pre filter car and I also own an 18 month old i30N with a filter and that thing pops and bangs like an AMG A45 it's properly loud with the flap open and complys with all the latest emmissions too.

Looks good Washy (y) :)
 
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