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Annual Meeting and Run For Absent Friends To Mt. Hamilton - Saturday September 25, 2021

For paid members only Your Host For The Event: Simon and Nikki Tildesley Date of the Event: Saturday September 25, 2021 After our usual meet...

Driving Gives 2016 MINI JCW 3-Door 83%

John LaBlanc for Canada's Driving reviews the 2016 MINI John Cooper Works hatchback and provides this "Overview":

OVERVIEW

2016 MINI John Cooper Works
CAR REVIEW83%
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The latest John Cooper Works is the most powerful Mini ever
Pros Bigger mill adds more power; improved handling and ride comfort
Cons Priced like a compact, sized like a subcompact; steering could use a bit more feel
Value for money Good
What would I change? Adding traction at all four wheels could turn this FWD Mini into a Volkswagen Golf R rival
How I would spec it? Except for adding the adjustable suspension, I’d choose the stick and forego the trim and infotainment options