2010 MINI Cooper John Cooper Works 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
We previously owned a 2006 BRG MC, and absolutely loved the car. We purchased the 2010 JCW a couple weeks ago and WOW what an upgrade. From the Harmon Kardon audio, to more comfortable interior, this car has exceeded my wife's expectations as well as my own. The only downside is the recommendation not to exceed 4000 RPM during the first 1000 miles-this car is begging to be motored...we cannot wait to feel the redline performance of this car. As for Breaking, you tap the pedal and the brakes grab, and grab hard-the seat belts are more for controlled breaking than inmpact! You will appreciate the stopping power-you will love the acceleration and burble of the engine and exhaust!
Harmon Kardon Audio is fantastic- plenty of bass-solid Ipod connectivity The bluetooth feature allowing handsfree communication is critical and works well, once we had the mic moved to the correct side of the car- was still on the right for British drivers!
I would say the only thing we were dissapointed in-for about two days was the black plastic around the radio volume know and the climate control dials. The plastic looks like a cheap afterthought...but after a couple days of motoring fun, we hardly even notice the plastic console