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What Car? Tells You How To Spec A Coupe


What Car? explains how to spec a MINI Coupe. It says here's what to avoid,
Which options should I avoid?
Big wheels: we know from past experience that the bigger the wheels on your Mini, the worse the ride and handling is. There are lots of optional alloys available, but resist the urge to enlarge and stick with your standard rims.

Six-speed automatic gearbox: you’ll pay £1145 (£1085 on the Cooper, not available on the JCW) just to make your car less enjoyable. You’ll find it more difficult to sell an auto, too.

Sports suspension: it’ll ruin the ride and it won’t add much to the already sweet handling. We say, save yourself £150.

Front centre armrest: it costs £120 – for an armrest! How tired can your arm be?