Highway 1 Coastal Run to Big Sur - March 27, 2021

Your Hosts For This Run: Dolores and Rick Sanchez Enjoy a beautiful casual scenic run through the South Bay farmlands from Morgan Hill throu...

Bubear Reviews The MINI JCW Paceman

Ryan Bubear's review of the MINI John Cooper Works Paceman appears at iafrica.com.  He concludes:
Overall, the JCW Paceman is very similar to its Countryman counterpart, which itself is a niche product playing in an already difficult-to-define performance segment. But since it has two fewer doors, less room in the back and a slightly smaller boot, the JCW Paceman's position within the market is even narrower. And it's not exactly cheap... In fact, at just short of half-a-million, the auto version is the most expensive model in the MINI line-up.

That said, the MINI JCW Paceman has so much personality — embodied by the inclusion of that firecracker exhaust — that it's easy to forgive it a few of its foibles. Thing is, for around R20k more, you could get the altogether more premium, more focused, more powerful — well, just plain better — BMW M135i.