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What Car? The MINI Coupe JCW Of Course

What Car? of the U.K. reviews the MINNI Coupe John Cooper Works after having driven the diesel version. It compares the vehicle to the Peugeot RCZ and the VW Scirocco.:
Should I buy one? At £23,795, the JCW isn't cheap, but it costs about the same as the equivalent Peugeot RCZ and quite a bit less than the equivalent VW Scirocco.

You won't lose too much of that value after three years, either – the Coupe's slinky looks, combined with the Mini brand's desirable image, virtually guarantees excellent residual values.

With fuel consumption of 39.8mpg and CO2 emissions of 165g/km, it won't be all that cheap to run, but it'll be no more expensive than the RCZ and Scirocco.

Yes, the JCW is a more hardcore proposition than either of these rivals, but if you value fun over comfort, it's well worth considering.