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      07-21-2011, 05:59 PM   #29
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Originally Posted by rdkc01 View Post
I must be crazy. I had the opportunity to drive a JCW Mini this week and loved it. Am I crazy for thinking it is more engaging to drive then my E90 M3? I don't like to even compare the two cars for performance factors. We all know the answer to that out come. However that Mini just puts a grin on your face. If I do buy one I am faced with the dilemma of having too many cars. What would need to go I ask my self. The 07 X3 winter car, the E30 M3 garage queen (all original 39K miles super clean), or the E90 M3? Will the fun factor fade all too soon with the Mini?

I do find that while I am being a good steward of preserving the E30 M3 I find that garage queen is really not in my DNA. I can't help but think the value of bone stock low mileage examples can only keep appreciating.

I may have to pursue finding the coldest beer and ponder this a little more.....

Your thoughts??
Most of the people that bash minis have probably never driven a JCW or had a decent amount of time to drive the car. Minis are probably the most fun car you can buy. Sure the torque steer isn't great but they are an absolute blast to drive and I can see why you would say its more fun to drive than your e90 M3. Is it a better car? Abosultely not, but its ridiculously fun to drive and gets great gas mileage. Unfortunately they are outrageously priced in my opinion, especially the JCW which can easily run north of 40k new. If you really wanted one, used JCWs can be found with low miles for around 25k if you look hard enough.