GP3 order thread

GP3 order thread

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shoestring7

5,841 posts

202 months

Monday 6th July
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Autocar tried a GP3 on UK roads and didn't like it:

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/mini/jcw-gp/f...

sone

4,459 posts

194 months

Monday 6th July
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shoestring7 said:
Autocar tried a GP3 on UK roads and didn't like it:

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/mini/jcw-gp/f...
I think the review has some fair points but to be honest The gp3i is a bit nuts and I for one love it for that alone.
Let’s see how it goes on track!

cerb4.5lee

15,646 posts

136 months

Monday 6th July
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It does seem quite a marmite car going from the reviews.

sone

4,459 posts

194 months

Monday 6th July
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I take little stock in what the reviews these days, I remember looking at buying a 996 Gt3 Rs many years ago, too crashy too harsh said the reviews. Try and buy one now they’re supposedly the best thing since sliced bread. Conversely Ferrari 430 scud, fantastic car the media said, I found it a bit disappointing.
Each to they’re own. This car will be sought after there’s no doubt about that!

IRX

66 posts

137 months

Monday 6th July
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sone said:
I take little stock in what the reviews these days, I remember looking at buying a 996 Gt3 Rs many years ago, too crashy too harsh said the reviews. Try and buy one now they’re supposedly the best thing since sliced bread. Conversely Ferrari 430 scud, fantastic car the media said, I found it a bit disappointing.
Each to they’re own. This car will be sought after there’s no doubt about that!
I agree. Seem to remember the Porsche 964 RS and the BMW E46 M3 CSL we’re also a bit ‘misunderstood’ in a few reviews when they were launched.

LaurasOtherHalf

17,545 posts

152 months

Monday 6th July
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Poor review in Evo too.

Iknownothin

63 posts

86 months

Monday 6th July
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For me, this review nails the description of what the car is and isn't (sorry if already shared). I'm not just saying that because they gave it five stars either smile Now I've got one, I can relate to the detail they've gone in to on ride and power delivery, especially the comment about vice like hands.

https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/car-reviews/mini/jcw...

sone

4,459 posts

194 months

Tuesday 7th July
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Iknownothin said:
For me, this review nails the description of what the car is and isn't (sorry if already shared). I'm not just saying that because they gave it five stars either smile Now I've got one, I can relate to the detail they've gone in to on ride and power delivery, especially the comment about vice like hands.

https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/car-reviews/mini/jcw...
Perfectly summarised , it’s a bit of an animal!

kevs

28 posts

75 months

Tuesday 7th July
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sone said:
I think the review has some fair points but to be honest The gp3i is a bit nuts and I for one love it for that alone.
Let’s see how it goes on track!
I have to agree, I was hoping for something that would make the pulse race and it sure does that. Looks is another issue, deffo a marmite car in the looks department.

How is everybody dealing with the stones in the rear arches, I feel MINI need a fix to the issue?

ghiblicup

Original Poster:

564 posts

170 months

Wednesday 8th July
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JamTart said:
Just cancelled my order and collected one of these instead. I guess time will tell if I’ve done the right thing.
Strangely, on the way up to collect, passing Oxford I noticed 5 GPs on their way to their owners. Look very nice, but I’m happy with my choice in the end.
Funny enough....

https://topgear.com.sg/reviews/twin-test-mini-jcw-...

cerb4.5lee

15,646 posts

136 months

Wednesday 8th July
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ghiblicup said:
Another review stating that the Mini should have 3 pedals. I do wonder if the obsession with autos in performance cars is starting to wear off for some people.

I have the B48 engine in my Cooper S and it does seem to get a lot of stick for being characterless(which I do agree with). It is a very effective engine but it does lack soul for certain.

Drekly

126 posts

14 months

Wednesday 8th July
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kevs said:
I have to agree, I was hoping for something that would make the pulse race and it sure does that. Looks is another issue, deffo a marmite car in the looks department.

How is everybody dealing with the stones in the rear arches, I feel MINI need a fix to the issue?
Do expand on that - it was obvious as soon as the car was revealed that the arches would collect various crud and detritus in the gaps. Plants will probably grow there.

cg7

7 posts

98 months

Thursday 9th July
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Had a phone call from my dealer saying my car is due with them W/C 20th July, it was originally due start of July so either lockdown did not cause too much delay or quite a few people have pulled out.

I am looking to put the Alcantara steering wheel in from the JCW clubman, as I can see in D3nso's post, any idea on how much that might be?

D3nso

32 posts

5 months

Thursday 9th July
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cg7 said:
Had a phone call from my dealer saying my car is due with them W/C 20th July, it was originally due start of July so either lockdown did not cause too much delay or quite a few people have pulled out.

I am looking to put the Alcantara steering wheel in from the JCW clubman, as I can see in D3nso's post, any idea on how much that might be?
I paid £670 for the wheel and the carbon handbrake including fitting.

Denso

loganzy

13 posts

5 months

Thursday 9th July
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Hi all GP3 owners hope you are enjoying your car. Just wondering if anyone has opted for the Service Plan 15k mile (interim service), MOT after 3rd year with break fluid change and a 30k miles (major service) all for £647 wondering what you think?

Dave_T

164 posts

63 months

Thursday 9th July
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Well, I’ve cancelled my GP3 order. It was a tough decision but this was to be my ‘station’ car and as I’m not commuting for the foreseeable I’ve no use for it. I’ve had to SORN a few of my other indulgences due to lack of use.

Seriously tempted by the Megane Trophy R - a proper weapon.

For those with a GP3 delivered or on order, enjoy!

Bigwod

153 posts

9 months

Thursday 9th July
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Dave_T said:
Well, I’ve cancelled my GP3 order. It was a tough decision but this was to be my ‘station’ car and as I’m not commuting for the foreseeable I’ve no use for it. I’ve had to SORN a few of my other indulgences due to lack of use.

Seriously tempted by the Megane Trophy R - a proper weapon.

For those with a GP3 delivered or on order, enjoy!
One for sale on pistonheads , comes with the carbon fibre wheels,
Definitely on my radar.

SENNA9475

15 posts

6 months

Friday 10th July
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loganzy said:
Hi all GP3 owners hope you are enjoying your car. Just wondering if anyone has opted for the Service Plan 15k mile (interim service), MOT after 3rd year with break fluid change and a 30k miles (major service) all for £647 wondering what you think?
Where did you find details about the service plan? I have looked at the monthly payment service plan and the mini website says it can’t find find one for the GP.

cg7

7 posts

98 months

Friday 10th July
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D3nso said:
I paid £670 for the wheel and the carbon handbrake including fitting.

Denso
Thanks Denso,

Got a quote from garage for £700, tempted but not sure yet!
4 cars have arrived at Sytner Cardiff, 2270 2275 2280 2283 fingers crossed one of them is mine!

D3nso

32 posts

5 months

Friday 10th July
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cg7 said:
Thanks Denso,

Got a quote from garage for £700, tempted but not sure yet!
4 cars have arrived at Sytner Cardiff, 2270 2275 2280 2283 fingers crossed one of them is mine!
I was at my dealer today and there was another GP3 #2165, i would think they must be be close to all being built now. Fingers crossed that your car was one of the 4



Denso