GP3 order thread

GP3 order thread

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cg7

7 posts

103 months

Thursday 16th July 2020
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Picking mine up tomorrow afternoon.

Excited is an understatement.

Car Number 2476

The first one delivered from Mini Cardiff so the claim of the first one delivered in Wales? *Shrugs*



Edited by cg7 on Thursday 16th July 16:05

GaryF

827 posts

214 months

Thursday 16th July 2020
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MDifficult said:
laugh

Saw that first thing this morning - what a moron. Good news for all GP3 owners... your car just got a little bit rarer laugh
With a bit of a spit and polish that will appear on Mini Approved Used based on Zato's experience... smash

Lagom

192 posts

23 months

Friday 17th July 2020
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Quick question to owners regarding the 'Load Bar', or to quote TG "dog knob coloured strut brace" detachable? I know it's not functional as a brace so is it easy to remove.

I'm just collecting quotes, no problem getting one from a main dealer so all those jokers & dreamers on AutoTrader @45k will have to wait for customers.

Ta.

gravy13

54 posts

19 months

Friday 17th July 2020
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Lagom said:
Quick question to owners regarding the 'Load Bar', or to quote TG "dog knob coloured strut brace" detachable? I know it's not functional as a brace so is it easy to remove.

I'm just collecting quotes, no problem getting one from a main dealer so all those jokers & dreamers on AutoTrader @45k will have to wait for customers.

Ta.
Are you finding any discounts Lagom? Or are they sticking to the RRP?

Lagom

192 posts

23 months

Friday 17th July 2020
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Pretty much sticking to script for unregistered cars.

Jonotaff

4 posts

175 months

Sunday 19th July 2020
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Well I’ve put my deposit down for a GP3 today (a cancellation) to move out of my 18 plate JCW Clubman.

Had one of the JCW Challenges ( #40 ) which was an awesome bit of kit but the spec was too sparse for what I wanted plus the Nitrons are very harsh on normal roads. The other reason for selling, and actually a major plus point of the GP3, is that it was manual. Got injured in the military and an auto is a must.

So looking forward to picking her up in the near future.

Have ensured enough left in the kitty for a ‘sponsored by Halfords’ sticker in the rear window haha

Jonotaff

4 posts

175 months

Monday 20th July 2020
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ghiblicup said:
Got the call from dealer today...


15K

They offered me 15k for my 10,000 mile Challenge edition. In the dealer network there are 3 on sale the cheapest is 25k with 25,000 miles on the clock. So now Mini dealers want a 10k mark up. Didn't want to offer a deal of any kind on the GP either.
That’s very poor. MINI Slough gave me £25k px against a JCW Clubman 18 months ago!

Have a chat with them perhaps?

Terminator X

10,218 posts

165 months

Monday 20th July 2020
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Drekly said:
This just popped up in my facebook feed from Lohen:

Enthusiastic new GP3 owner bins car on first day (in his own garden):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egWuwNOT8EQ&fe...

Fast forward to about 9:00 if short on time.
I saw that too. See his other cars though, I doubt he will feel any pain in restoring it!

TX.

Edit - already restored ...



Edited by Terminator X on Monday 20th July 18:57

Terminator X

10,218 posts

165 months

Monday 20th July 2020
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Jonotaff said:
ghiblicup said:
Got the call from dealer today...


15K

They offered me 15k for my 10,000 mile Challenge edition. In the dealer network there are 3 on sale the cheapest is 25k with 25,000 miles on the clock. So now Mini dealers want a 10k mark up. Didn't want to offer a deal of any kind on the GP either.
That’s very poor. MINI Slough gave me £25k px against a JCW Clubman 18 months ago!

Have a chat with them perhaps?
That's a disgrace as they rarely if ever dip below £25k on the forecourt. In fact the £25k one got snapped up just out of lockdown and the others seem to be £30k or so!

TX.

gravy13

54 posts

19 months

Monday 20th July 2020
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Terminator X said:
Drekly said:
This just popped up in my facebook feed from Lohen:

Enthusiastic new GP3 owner bins car on first day (in his own garden):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egWuwNOT8EQ&fe...

Fast forward to about 9:00 if short on time.
I saw that too. See his other cars though, I doubt he will feel any pain in restoring it!

TX.

Edit - already restored ...



Edited by Terminator X on Monday 20th July 18:57
Did think at the time it felt like a bit of a PR stunt. The car in the video looked photoshopped but from the inside it looked real...

CoolHands

11,940 posts

156 months

Monday 20th July 2020
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Definitely deliberate IMO. Stupid . I don’t know why people enjoy watching rich pricks like him showing off, I really don’t.

Jonotaff

4 posts

175 months

Monday 20th July 2020
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Jonotaff said:
Well I’ve put my deposit down for a GP3 today (a cancellation) to move out of my 18 plate JCW Clubman.

Had one of the JCW Challenges ( #40 ) which was an awesome bit of kit but the spec was too sparse for what I wanted plus the Nitrons are very harsh on normal roads. The other reason for selling, and actually a major plus point of the GP3, is that it was manual. Got injured in the military and an auto is a must.

So looking forward to picking her up in the near future.

Have ensured enough left in the kitty for a ‘sponsored by Halfords’ sticker in the rear window haha
Order transfer complete and I pick her up on Friday :-)

cg7

7 posts

103 months

Tuesday 21st July 2020
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Picked her up on Friday, Amazing drive but quite (Very) stiffly sprung!!

Question for owners who have had theirs a while, does the exhaust get louder, and does it pop and bang?
If not OPF delete may be on the cards!


RichDS

187 posts

34 months

Tuesday 21st July 2020
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cg7 said:
Picked her up on Friday, Amazing drive but quite (Very) stiffly sprung!!

Question for owners who have had theirs a while, does the exhaust get louder, and does it pop and bang?
If not OPF delete may be on the cards!

looking good. Is the Alpine yours too? If so i’d be interested in a comparison having sold my a110 and being that i’m considering a GP.

cheers

cg7

7 posts

103 months

Wednesday 22nd July 2020
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RichDS said:
looking good. Is the Alpine yours too? If so i’d be interested in a comparison having sold my a110 and being that i’m considering a GP.

cheers
Hi Rich,

The Alpine is my Dads but I have stolen it for the past few months while I was awaiting the Mini.

They are quite different in most ways.
The Alpine is a lightweight, delicate, mid-engined sports car with not too much power and amazing balance.
The mini, on the other hand, is a brute that you have to always be on your toes with (Imagine it is a mini GT3RS) with a lump of power and torque that will never fail to make you smile while you drive it but make sure you are holding on!

They are so different they are difficult to compare however I am slightly concerned about lack of noise from the mini but seeing as it's brand new I will give it some time to bed in before I look at cutting off the OPF and as you know the A110 has quite a nice note to it with some proper pops and bangs.

Day to day living wise, the A110 is a compromised car with very limited space and the mini is a micro estate with enough room for my golf bag or a full weeks Tesco shop.

All in all, I bloody love the mini and do not think you would regret getting it but don't expect it to be an easy car to live with day to day, I am 27 and a closet chav so I will put up with a bumpy ride for something a bit angry and different.

I hope this helps!

Chris

RichDS

187 posts

34 months

Wednesday 22nd July 2020
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cg7 said:
Hi Rich,

The Alpine is my Dads but I have stolen it for the past few months while I was awaiting the Mini.

They are quite different in most ways.
The Alpine is a lightweight, delicate, mid-engined sports car with not too much power and amazing balance.
The mini, on the other hand, is a brute that you have to always be on your toes with (Imagine it is a mini GT3RS) with a lump of power and torque that will never fail to make you smile while you drive it but make sure you are holding on!

They are so different they are difficult to compare however I am slightly concerned about lack of noise from the mini but seeing as it's brand new I will give it some time to bed in before I look at cutting off the OPF and as you know the A110 has quite a nice note to it with some proper pops and bangs.

Day to day living wise, the A110 is a compromised car with very limited space and the mini is a micro estate with enough room for my golf bag or a full weeks Tesco shop.

All in all, I bloody love the mini and do not think you would regret getting it but don't expect it to be an easy car to live with day to day, I am 27 and a closet chav so I will put up with a bumpy ride for something a bit angry and different.

I hope this helps!

Chris
Thanks Chris. It wouldn't be a daily for me so no great worries.

The Alpine's ride was great but I could not get on with the fixed bucket seats which gave me chronic back ache. Indeed I think my days of sports cars are done as the more right angle position of the body to legs is not good for me - it's the position of seating rather than the ride bumpiness that does me in!

That said - is anyone able to compare the ride to the GP2 (which I owned) as I felt that whilst a little fussy the ride was fairly well damped and not too crashy - I had my GP2 as my daily driver with no issues.


blue al

323 posts

120 months

Wednesday 22nd July 2020
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Has any mini dealer been left/given a gp3 demo car ?


monaco1981

126 posts

104 months

Wednesday 22nd July 2020
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See that GP on collecting cars sold for under list, way under in terms of what the seller would actually get. Not sure the speculators on autotrader will be happy.

ROOCK RACER

21 posts

175 months

Wednesday 22nd July 2020
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Hi guys

I had a gp2 from new in 2013 which I loved. Toying with the idea of a gp3. It would be a daily driver (currently have an rs3.)

Any advice?

Anyone know any dealers which are still taking orders? Which options are deemed necessary (if any)?

Thanks

D3nso

35 posts

10 months

Thursday 23rd July 2020
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I believe cars are still available, the only option is the touring pack. I specced mine with the touring pack and i am happy with it.

Denso