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Autoweek Reviews The 2015 MINI Cooper JCW

Associate Autoweek editor Jay Ramey decides:
. . . Is the JCW package worth it? I’ve driven the base Minis in two-door and foor-door flavors, and while the manual models are certainly not as quick as the JCW model I am not sure that if I were spending my own money that I would go for the JCW model to get the performance boost. The base Coopers are also available with manual transmissions, and even though the sport modes in those cars don’t quite match up to the performance that the JCW offers, I have trouble seeing myself shelling out the premium required for the hotter model. That is to say that the base models, including the four-door version, are already quick on their feet and feature suspensions that I would actually prefer over the JCW model. . . .

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