GP3 order thread

GP3 order thread

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RichDS

196 posts

36 months

Wednesday 9th September 2020
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Anyone got a sniff of a discount on a new one yet / better finance offers? Still sat on the fence but potentially keen..

D3nso

35 posts

12 months

Saturday 19th September 2020
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It’s seriously quick in a straight line

https://youtu.be/JT4UCyY6hDc

Denso

cerb4.5lee

17,843 posts

143 months

Saturday 19th September 2020
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I looked around one for the first time yesterday in the metal, and I thought what a great looking thing it is. cool

It looked lovely and purposeful and the colour scheme works very well. If it was offered with a manual gearbox I'd be very seriously tempted for sure.

moonigan

1,748 posts

204 months

Saturday 19th September 2020
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Vines of Guilford offering brand new cars for £3.5K discount yet chancers are still trying overs on AT.

Derek 111S

93 posts

203 months

Saturday 10th October 2020
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I’m picking up a lightly used one next week following a test drive earlier today. Growing up on the hot hatches of the ‘80s then various Elise derivatives it’s the perfect antidote to sanitised modern motoring.


Wish

835 posts

212 months

Tuesday 27th October 2020
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Have you picked it up ??
What’s it like ?

GaryF

833 posts

216 months

Wednesday 28th October 2020
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"Not like an Elise" I expect biggrin

I watched another review from that Joe Achillies geezer yesterday:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YGvszLvy8HI

Same list of woes and pros as raised by other reviews.

RichDS

196 posts

36 months

Saturday 31st October 2020
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GaryF said:
"Not like an Elise" I expect biggrin

I watched another review from that Joe Achillies geezer yesterday:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YGvszLvy8HI

Same list of woes and pros as raised by other reviews.
Weird review and I find he discredits himself a bit. Basically moans about most aspects of the car then tries to say how you should go and buy one...


Drekly

182 posts

21 months

Monday 2nd November 2020
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Two more recent reviews from youtubers

Petrol Ped, although just on a crappy looking bit of airfield so no road perspective
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBXX_u7viFo&li...

And one from Stef ABtv, on the road
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rsip-SXYVM&li...


I do find parts of it very appealing, but a common theme seems to be emerging with the darty road manners. And I still find the arches absolutely minging to look at.
A lightly tuned F56 JCW seems to make more sense as a B road weapon if you look at some of the stuff you can do (Lohen, DT Edition, Mulgari warbird that Petrol Ped reviewed as a few examples).
And you needn't spend thousands on mods either, from the above examples I wonder if just a set of Eibachs and a 280 odd bhp remap would do to give 95% of the fun without the crashy ride and kamikaze tramlining.

MB140

2,788 posts

66 months

Sunday 15th November 2020
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I’ve been considering one of these as my next car.

Just done a quick AutoTrader search.

Two cars both brand new. As far as I can tell very similar specs and both at mini/BMW dealerships.

One priced at £33k near as dam it and another at £42k.

Why such a massive spread in price for what looks near as dam it the same car? Is it just some people trying to speculate on a limit run. £33k is just about acceptable but £42k. They must be in dream land.

loganzy

18 posts

12 months

Sunday 15th November 2020
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i think your looking at two different types of mini mate

kevs

33 posts

82 months

Sunday 15th November 2020
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Make sure your looking at the GP and not a JCW equipped with GP Pack

GaryF

833 posts

216 months

Monday 16th November 2020
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Latest evo review this month tests it against Renault and Golf. They did not like it at all and it was in fact quite a scathing review.

Gearbox, handling, torque steer, engine noise, pi$$ flaps all noted in the negative column and cited as not a patch on the previous two incarnations of GP.

blue al

355 posts

122 months

Monday 16th November 2020
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If the “GP pack” came with an engine only I’d sign tomorrow
Let’s hope we get the opportunity before all minis become electric ⚡️

kevs

33 posts

82 months

Monday 16th November 2020
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Could the GP3 be the last fast ICE GP?

http://www.motoringfile.com/2020/11/13/bmw-acciden...

kevs

33 posts

82 months

Monday 16th November 2020
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Could the GP3 be the last fast ICE GP?

http://www.motoringfile.com/2020/11/13/bmw-acciden...

MDifficult

946 posts

148 months

Monday 16th November 2020
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GaryF said:
Latest evo review this month tests it against Renault and Golf. They did not like it at all and it was in fact quite a scathing review.

Gearbox, handling, torque steer, engine noise, pi$$ flaps all noted in the negative column and cited as not a patch on the previous two incarnations of GP.
Such a shame. Quick check of AutoTrader shows 18 for sale in the UK. I don’t know how many have been handed over so far but even if it’s all of them, that’s a chunk. Not exactly selling at a premium either.

Such a shame.

But, tidy GP2s or F56 Challenges are going to be very safe places to put your money for the next few years. The Challenge is probably going to be the last proper fast MINI and they only made 53! That’s where my money would be going now.

cerb4.5lee

17,843 posts

143 months

Monday 16th November 2020
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I absolutely love the way they look, but they do mostly review badly which is a real shame for sure. As a halo Mini I'd expect it to get better plaudits than it does.

MrC986

2,766 posts

154 months

Monday 16th November 2020
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MB140 said:
I’ve been considering one of these as my next car.

Just done a quick AutoTrader search.

Two cars both brand new. As far as I can tell very similar specs and both at mini/BMW dealerships.

One priced at £33k near as dam it and another at £42k.

Why such a massive spread in price for what looks near as dam it the same car? Is it just some people trying to speculate on a limit run. £33k is just about acceptable but £42k. They must be in dream land.
It looks like £34,950 is the lowest price currently with a lightly used one at DMB (approx 4k miles) - it’ll be interesting to see how the prices hold up, especially if you’re prepared to briefly take finance with a Mini dealer as there could be some extra leverage on the price during the quieter December/January period.

tinnes

68 posts

115 months

Monday 30th November 2020
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I wonder if the GR Yaris will knock the values of the GP3 down?