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Old 09-12-2007, 12:04 PM
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My wife insisted on the JCW kit
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Nothing wrong with a Danica Patrick in da house !!!!!

How does the JCW equipped do against the 330Ci ? Keeps up, or not even ?
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Old 09-12-2007, 03:18 PM
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How does the JCW equipped do against the 330Ci ? Keeps up, or not even ?
The Mini is a bit quicker off the line, but the 330 makes up ground as the speed increases
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Old 09-13-2007, 10:25 AM
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The Mini is a bit quicker off the line, but the 330 makes up ground as the speed increases
Really? My 03 ZHP would flat out obliterate my 07 Cooper S in every way. Then again, my 03 ZHP was also much faster than my 06 330i.
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Old 09-13-2007, 10:48 AM
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Really? My 03 ZHP would flat out obliterate my 07 Cooper S in every way. Then again, my 03 ZHP was also much faster than my 06 330i.
I am keeping my beloved M3 anyways, just curious about the Mini S, it seems they will make it up hills.

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Old 09-15-2007, 05:10 PM
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I am keeping my beloved M3 anyways, just curious about the Mini S, it seems they will make it up hills.

Not a problem.... awesome little car.
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Old 09-16-2007, 06:50 PM
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Really? My 03 ZHP would flat out obliterate my 07 Cooper S in every way. Then again, my 03 ZHP was also much faster than my 06 330i.
What are the specs on your Mini? Have you done any mods to it? Then again, my 330 isn't stock either so I guess that wouldn't explain too much although our Mini has pulled other 330s as well. Your Mini isn't an automatic is it?
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Old 09-17-2007, 08:33 AM
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What are the specs on your Mini? Have you done any mods to it? Then again, my 330 isn't stock either so I guess that wouldn't explain too much although our Mini has pulled other 330s as well. Your Mini isn't an automatic is it?
2007 6 speed Mini Cooper S with sport package and sport suspension. It's a decently quick car but it's far, far slower than my ZHP. So was my 2006 e90 330i. It couldn't hang at all with my 2003 ZHP.
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on miniusa.com, i see that DSC is not standard but optional. I thought DSC was a desirable safety feature. however, when i looked at a dealership's inventory, none of the 20 odd cars had this feature. how necessary is this feature for a normal daily driver that will not be tracked/raced etc? any comments would be appreciated. thanks
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Old 09-21-2007, 08:46 AM
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2007 6 speed Mini Cooper S with sport package and sport suspension. It's a decently quick car but it's far, far slower than my ZHP. So was my 2006 e90 330i. It couldn't hang at all with my 2003 ZHP.
Hmmm, I don't know. Wheels/tires maybe? Are you running the extremely over weight S-Lites and runflats?
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Old 09-21-2007, 08:59 AM
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on miniusa.com, i see that DSC is not standard but optional. I thought DSC was a desirable safety feature. however, when i looked at a dealership's inventory, none of the 20 odd cars had this feature. how necessary is this feature for a normal daily driver that will not be tracked/raced etc? any comments would be appreciated. thanks
IMHO, that's a tough call and really depends on who will be driving the car and what their experience is. As you noted, it's basically as safety feature. I wouldn't make the tracked or race connection though because I would actually turn this feature off during those type of activities.
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Old 09-21-2007, 01:43 PM
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.... I wouldn't make the tracked or race connection though because I would actually turn this feature off during those type of activities.
oh, didnt really think that out. well
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Old 09-21-2007, 02:01 PM
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Hmmm, I don't know. Wheels/tires maybe? Are you running the extremely over weight S-Lites and runflats?
Yep. I plan to switch when the treads get down to nothing. Figure it's a losing proposition anyway. Regardless, while Coopers fun, it's not even on the same plain as my ZHP. Handling, power, ride comfort, ambient noise...the ZHP has it all over the slower, less refined Cooper S. The difference in power is huge. The lack of RWD pretty much keeps the Cooper in the fun-to-drive but not really great territory.

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Old 01-03-2008, 09:27 PM
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http://www.northamericanmotoring.com...d.php?t=103258

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