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PostSubject: MINI Challenge 210 Edition   16th February 2015, 17:57

Salesman from Chandlers Hailsham tried to flog me one of these today; I explained that I had purchased a WC50 in the past and once bitten twice shy Wink

http://www.thedailytoggle.com/the-mini-challenge-210-special-edition/


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PostSubject: Re: MINI Challenge 210 Edition   16th February 2015, 19:36

Literally no point buying one when the full fat JCW will cost the same in lesser trim

I would take power over a fully loaded car any day
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PostSubject: Re: MINI Challenge 210 Edition   16th February 2015, 20:54

I'm kind of surprised that they've produced a special edition already, given that the F56 has only been out a year, and the proper JCW is imminent. Would still like to sample that exhaust, though I'll be sticking to my original JCW 210 Wink
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PostSubject: Re: MINI Challenge 210 Edition   16th February 2015, 21:30

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I'm kind of surprised that they've produced a special edition already, given that the F56 has only been out a year, and the proper JCW is imminent. Would still like to sample that exhaust, though I'll be sticking to my original JCW 210 Wink

Agreed, given the choice I'd much rather be driving an 'Original' 210; lets face it knowing your kit was installed by Coopers themselves is worth far more than reversing cameras and a HUD Wink

Apparently exhaust is something special though affraid
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PostSubject: Re: MINI Challenge 210 Edition   16th February 2015, 21:47

You can spec the JCW on MINI UK now....

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PostSubject: Re: MINI Challenge 210 Edition   16th February 2015, 21:50

I driven the it already in the USA Batman

Its quite looney for an OEM exhaust
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PostSubject: Re: MINI Challenge 210 Edition   4th August 2015, 21:07

Okay; as the guys who attended the run at the weekend know, it is now time to eat a HUGE slice of humble pie Embarassed

Having posted back in February; full of doubt, I have now added a 210 to the 'Saunders' MINI fleet. Early days but so far a huge grin factor; Ex Demo cars are now available at sensible money making this limited edition a viable option.

A full review will follow soon once I have got used to living with the F56, in the mean time a few pictures I took at the weekend:













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PostSubject: Re: MINI Challenge 210 Edition   4th August 2015, 21:10

Nice one Garry, I've not seen one anywhere in the metal so they must be rare, enjoy Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: MINI Challenge 210 Edition   4th August 2015, 21:13

And the exhaust sounds great Garry ... when you switch it on Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: MINI Challenge 210 Edition   4th August 2015, 21:16

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And the exhaust sounds great Garry ... when you switch it on Very Happy

Oops Embarassed lol!
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PostSubject: Re: MINI Challenge 210 Edition   4th August 2015, 21:18

210 meets 210 ...

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PostSubject: Re: MINI Challenge 210 Edition   4th August 2015, 21:18

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Nice one Garry, I've not seen one anywhere in the metal so they must be rare, enjoy Very Happy

Thanks Dave, I look forward to bringing it to a meet soon, give you chance to see one!

Number 197 by the way Wink


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PostSubject: Re: MINI Challenge 210 Edition   4th August 2015, 21:20

Awesome picture Neil; still love the 'real' 210's, great to have two fine examples along for the ride at the weekend thumbs up
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PostSubject: Re: MINI Challenge 210 Edition   4th August 2015, 21:56

I loved it Garry Dave there's one in the new coopers showroom at reading if your passing at all
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PostSubject: Re: MINI Challenge 210 Edition   4th August 2015, 22:22

Janet are they having a opening do? or has it been already!

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PostSubject: Re: MINI Challenge 210 Edition   4th August 2015, 22:24

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I loved it Garry  Dave there's one in the new coopers showroom at reading if your passing at all

Just seen Barons have one for sale + a JCW Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: MINI Challenge 210 Edition   5th August 2015, 11:34

I was admiring this one when it was at chandlers hailsham. Then next time in it was sold. Thought by the pics you'd bought it! Very nice car!
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PostSubject: Re: MINI Challenge 210 Edition   5th August 2015, 16:55

Having done the Silverstone day with mini this weekend they had a 210 there, it sounds like a rabid beast but I'd still buy the jcw over it anyday, the 210 is just a specced up S, in my opinion the jcw outshines it in every respect..
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PostSubject: Re: MINI Challenge 210 Edition   5th August 2015, 22:23

Sorry I missed the fun at the weekend but - noting Garry's humble pie comment - given that I was out test driving one of these on Saturday I can but agree - nice car! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: MINI Challenge 210 Edition   6th August 2015, 07:11

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Having done the Silverstone day with mini this weekend they had a 210 there, it sounds like a rabid beast but I'd still buy the jcw over it anyday,  the 210 is just a specced up S,  in my opinion the jcw outshines it in every respect..

Agreed Steve, it is a specced up Cooper S, one with the JCW 210 tuning kit which gives it plenty of grunt so hardly 'just' a specced up 'S''. Given I already own what I consider to be one of the best JCW models money can buy I didn't want an F56 JCW (yet).

I'll enjoy the 210 for what it is (a rarity compared to a JCW) and look at a full on JCW in the years to come.

For now I'm enjoying driving something that you don't see very often that has an awesome soundtrack!
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PostSubject: Re: MINI Challenge 210 Edition   6th August 2015, 08:54

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Having done the Silverstone day with mini this weekend they had a 210 there, it sounds like a rabid beast but I'd still buy the jcw over it anyday,  the 210 is just a specced up S,  in my opinion the jcw outshines it in every respect..

Agreed Steve, it is a specced up Cooper S, one with the JCW 210 tuning kit which gives it plenty of grunt so hardly 'just' a specced up 'S''. Given I already own what I consider to be one of the best JCW models money can buy I didn't want an F56 JCW (yet).

I'll enjoy the 210 for what it is (a rarity compared to a JCW) and look at a full on JCW in the years to come.

For now I'm enjoying driving something that you don't see very often that has an awesome soundtrack!
totally agree with you bud, its alot rarer than the F56 JCW and a good step up from the standard S, love the little design extras it has as well exclusive of course to the 210...dont get me wrong i like the car , lurve the soundtrack but for me personally id go JCW
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PostSubject: Re: MINI Challenge 210 Edition   6th August 2015, 16:00

Id have gone for this over the JCW too, this is rarer and that appeals to me!
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PostSubject: Re: MINI Challenge 210 Edition   6th August 2015, 17:06

GarryS wrote:
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Having done the Silverstone day with mini this weekend they had a 210 there, it sounds like a rabid beast but I'd still buy the jcw over it anyday,  the 210 is just a specced up S,  in my opinion the jcw outshines it in every respect..

Agreed Steve, it is a specced up Cooper S, one with the JCW 210 tuning kit which gives it plenty of grunt so hardly 'just' a specced up 'S''. Given I already own what I consider to be one of the best JCW models money can buy I didn't want an F56 JCW (yet).

I'll enjoy the 210 for what it is (a rarity compared to a JCW) and look at a full on JCW in the years to come.

For now I'm enjoying driving something that you don't see very often that has an awesome soundtrack!

Totally agree Garry, give it a few months and there will be loads of JCWs about but very few 210's Smile

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PostSubject: Re: MINI Challenge 210 Edition   6th August 2015, 17:23

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Janet are they having a opening do? or has it been already!
there still waiting on a date
Dave from Berkshire Miniacs is going to put something together when they have a date
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PostSubject: Re: MINI Challenge 210 Edition   6th August 2015, 17:41

Hi Garry, it appears your MINI has the new style spot lamps that no one else has that are out! Is there any chance you can take a pic of them on high beam and let me know what you think of them too? As I am thinking of getting these over the normal ones but some mini peeps have said they aren't as good as the old style ones, not as bright? Which is a bit odd as they are LEDS.
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