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Hi guys,

I'm the proud owner of an R56 Lci Mini Cooper SD since 2012 and I'm enjoying the last weeks with it, while I suffer with the long wait for my new Mini JCW Auto

I placed the order on July the 21st and my dealer gave me 21st of September as delivery date. I'm hoping for some update within the next 2 weeks.

As for the car goes well its a ...

Mini JCW 2.0 231CV

- British Racing Green with white roof and mirror caps

- Dinamica/alcantara JCW seats

- Cruise Control with Braking Function

- Chili Pack

- Wired Pack

- Color line Carbon Black

- Automatic AC

- DDC - Dynamic Damper Control

- Sport Auto Gearbox with Flappy Paddles

- Rear Camera + PDC

- Solar protected back windows

- Interior and Exterior Mirros with auto dimming

- Harman Kardon Sound

- Pro Nav 8,8''

- Advanced BT

- Mini Service Inclusive 5 Years/80K

- JLL JCW 18'' 2-Tone 205/40/18

- Mirror Kit (auto folding + heat mirrors and right mirror points down when in "R"

- Full Led Adaptative

- Rain and Light Sensors

and quite a lot more which come as standard


This being said, I'm genuinely happy with my future to be road companion :)

It's just the long wait that's killing me. While I wait Youtube videos and great forums like this one help passing the time.

Best
Tiago
 

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Congrats on ordering a great new MINI JCW! You will be absolutely overjoyed with it!

Just be glad you didn't get your order in earlier this year for a new JCW...some of us waited 3 to 4 MONTHS! (especially if you wanted a Manual Trans).

Pics please upon arrival.

Cheers,

John
 

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Congrats on ordering a great new MINI JCW! You will be absolutely overjoyed with it!

Just be glad you didn't get your order in earlier this year for a new JCW...some of us waited 3 to 4 MONTHS! (especially if you wanted a Manual Trans).

Pics please upon arrival.

Cheers,

John
Ordered mine May 5th. It arrived last weekend but i'm not sure when I actually get to pick it up :(

If I get it this week coming, I get to play with it for a few days then leave it for another 6 weeks thanks to a work trip :((

Talk about bad timing!
 

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I'll post pictures as soon as I have it :)

yeah well BRG for me is the "colour"

Counting with my new JCW I had 3 minis all BRG (Cooper D, Cooper SD and JCW) I just love the colour!

Hurbert II you're right couldn't stop ticking boxes eheheh. Just removed the tick for the HUD on the last minute. Saved 600€ and to be fair I didn't find it to be as useful as I thought. It is cool though, but I had to let some boxes unchecked :)

O2fanatic yeah I'm glad a didn't order earlier or I would have forgot I've bought the car when it arrived eheheh :) I choose the Auto so anyways it would be a bit faster.

Davo56 and Paul Storey thanks :) I will post pics as soon as I can

drewbles **** mate. That's some real bad timing! Good luck :)
 

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New member here. In NJ the wait was just shy of 2 months.

Mine arrived in mid July, but waited almost 2 more weeks to get it having XPEL applied to quite a bit of it. I was not in a hurry, as my 2006 MCSCa was still motoring along.

So, I've since sold that and have the new JCW since August 1st. We have many of same features, but not all. I feel that NAV is a waste of money, given the smart-phone apps available today (I mostly use WAZE) and how frequently this technology seems to change.

Mine is Thunder Grey and Chili Red, with JCW mirror caps all around inside and out and JCW scuttles. It is so high tech compared to the 2006, I'm still figuring out where stuff is and what it does. I'm sure you will love yours.
 

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New member here. In NJ the wait was just shy of 2 months.

Mine arrived in mid July, but waited almost 2 more weeks to get it having XPEL applied to quite a bit of it. I was not in a hurry, as my 2006 MCSCa was still motoring along.

So, I've since sold that and have the new JCW since August 1st. We have many of same features, but not all. I feel that NAV is a waste of money, given the smart-phone apps available today (I mostly use WAZE) and how frequently this technology seems to change.

Mine is Thunder Grey and Chili Red, with JCW mirror caps all around inside and out and JCW scuttles. It is so high tech compared to the 2006, I'm still figuring out where stuff is and what it does. I'm sure you will love yours.
Hey Blackie

So how about your first month with the JCW ? Nice "friend" for a daily use you'd say ? Yeah I couldn't stop ticking boxes ahahah.

Here in Portugal the Nav is part of the Wired package is is good value for money as it comes with arm rest, advanced bt, mini connected, hard drive for music and of course the nav. A part from that I really like how it looks on the car and its a great way to interact with the mini :)

I just heard that my JCW is ready to come home and waiting for transport out of Oxford :) Good news
 

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Hey Blackie

So how about your first month with the JCW ? Nice "friend" for a daily use you'd say ? Yeah I couldn't stop ticking boxes ahahah.

Here in Portugal the Nav is part of the Wired package is is good value for money as it comes with arm rest, advanced bt, mini connected, hard drive for music and of course the nav. A part from that I really like how it looks on the car and its a great way to interact with the mini :)

I just heard that my JCW is ready to come home and waiting for transport out of Oxford :) Good news


Frankly, I've not driven it enough yet. :eek:I have now had it over a month and not even 400 miles on it yet. It had 55 on it when I got it, as the dealer took it to the XPEL installer before I got my hands on it. Even for me, that is a low month of driving. I don't drive it to work ordinarily, only a few times a month, if that. I figured out I'd averaged only about 17.5 miles per day on my prior Mini over a 9-year ownership period. So, I'm not even through the break-in period.

As far as options go, my approach was different than yours. I don't recall what came with what, but you could pretty much design the car anyway you wanted it here in the US, if you asked enough questions and played with enough of the alternatives. ;) I'd noticed the apps on my phone had become as good as any navigation system (I'm currently relying on WAZE), so I figured why pay for it when the apps improve day-by-day and the navigation systems only seem to update their maps? It was just one other electronic feature that could develop a problem after the warranty ran-out. As it is, the car has so many gizmos I still don't know what many of them do, or how to engage them, or if I do engage them how to shut them off. :confused: It took me two days to figure out how I had accidentally turned on the auto-stop feature and how to turn that **** POS off! What an annoyance!! :mad:

As to your hard drive item, it didn't matter to me. I'm old school when it comes to sound. Well, I'm 62, so no surprise there. I wanted a CD player (since vinyl in a car is impossible :laugh:), which I understand you cannot get even if you wanted one in a 2016. It is actually a 6-Disc DVD player that takes up 3/4s of the glove box (ouch), but I have so many CDs and love the CDHD mixes on the classics I have in my huge collection of Grateful Dead. I blew out the speakers in the 2006, so I like it LOUD. Amazing that I don't wear ear plugs at the shows I still attend and I still attend plenty, both for my own pleasure, as well as for work (which is still pleasure), being a business manager for performing and creative artists and having a few musicians as clients among the many I have in film. Apparently, I only have a slight hearing loss in my right ear according to my latest auditory tests last month, so I'm not yielding to the ear plug trend. Could never quite understand why you'd go to a rock concert and wear plugs, though the time I heard John Entwhistle's side project in BB King's in Manhattan, which is a small club (this was probably 2001), and sat smack dab in front of the Ox I almost wanted them; felt like my ears were bleeding. Only Chris Squire, back in 1972 at The Capital Theatre in Passaic NJ (not to be confused with The Capitol Theatre in Portchester, NY), was as intensely loud and made the hair on the back of my neck stand up. Though, nobody lays down bombs like Phil Lesh and I'd have to say those 3 along with Jack Cassidy (whom I just saw with Jorma about 6 weeks ago at the NJPAC in Newark, NJ) and Jack Bruce were my all-time favorites on bass. And all 3 Brits are now gone. Berry Oakley, gone the longest of all these guys, was also right up there. Yes, Macca is great too, but hey, you can laud over him for his songwriting, his voice, and his creativity, so his bass playing is down on my list. In any case, that covers the music angle. The sound system is sure an upgrade over the 2006, which was good at the time.

What else? It is amazing what turns each Mini owner on and what they want to pack into their cars. Choice of colors only begins the story. The Youification is endless, especially once you get into the after-market stuff. I went nuts with my 2006 and vow to be more conservative with this one. However, I'm already salivating over all the JCW Pro crap you can add from Ali Express. It is going to be hard to restrain my urges.:D
 

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Blackie,

I agree with you re the lack of a CD Player....it wasn't worth the cost of Visual Boost "plus" the CD player in the glovebox for 2015...that option went away anyway.

People who don't have a ton of CD's like you and me (apparently) just don't get it! Just look at all the posts on here about troubles loading and hearing music!!!

Sure seems like sliding a CD in a slot would be a heck of alot easier! My 1996 Jeep has a dual cassette/cd player and I love that thing! The Infinity sound system is almost 20 years old in a much bigger vehicle and it puts the Harmon Kardon "Premium" sound to shame imo! Probably the only thing I don't care for on the F56 (besides the DUMB stop/start function!) :(

John
 

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Thing is, MP3 is just so convenient, although I do have the CD changer in my car (not used it yet...). One thing I found from my old R56 and my BMW M135 is that CD music is louder than MP3.

As a rule, I plug my phone in via the Y cable and then play music from that, but when I want some real classic rock, or proper 80's R&B I have tended to use a CD player. Now I have the 6 unit auto changer, I can put a selection in and play whatever i fancy - loud !
 

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Blackie,

I agree with you re the lack of a CD Player....it wasn't worth the cost of Visual Boost "plus" the CD player in the glovebox for 2015...that option went away anyway.

People who don't have a ton of CD's like you and me (apparently) just don't get it! Just look at all the posts on here about troubles loading and hearing music!!!

Sure seems like sliding a CD in a slot would be a heck of alot easier! My 1996 Jeep has a dual cassette/cd player and I love that thing! The Infinity sound system is almost 20 years old in a much bigger vehicle and it puts the Harmon Kardon "Premium" sound to shame imo! Probably the only thing I don't care for on the F56 (besides the DUMB stop/start function!) :(

John

To my ears, there's no comparison between a CD sound and an MP3. MP3 is convenient as far as you can pack a lot of tunes into one small place, but that does not come for free. That compression does cause sound loss. Supposedly that loss is so minute you're not supposed to even notice it, but my ears, even the right side one that has begun to lose some of it's peak operating condition sure notices it.

I recall in days that I traded music files that if you dared trade someone an MP3 over FLAC you'd be shunned by any respectable file traders. It was sacrilege to use anything other than a lossless format.

So, I'm glad I got the 15 and not the 16, or I'd be looking at an after-market CD player. Mini also dropped that secret miniature second glove box too in the 16 and right now it is the perfect fit for a spare pair of sunglasses and other small items, like a tire gauge, a pen, and my extending magnetic stick (for finding small metal parts when they fall into some otherwise unreachable place).
 
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