GP3 order thread

GP3 order thread

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RichDS

164 posts

33 months

Wednesday 9th September
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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

9 months

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

https://youtu.be/JT4UCyY6hDc

Denso

cerb4.5lee

16,890 posts

140 months

Saturday 19th September
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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

1,720 posts

201 months

Saturday 19th September
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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

92 posts

200 months

Saturday 10th October
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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

807 posts

209 months

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

GaryF

809 posts

213 months

Wednesday 28th October
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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

164 posts

33 months

Saturday 31st October
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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

164 posts

18 months

Monday 2nd November
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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

2,660 posts

63 months

Sunday 15th November
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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

16 posts

9 months

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

kevs

33 posts

79 months

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

GaryF

809 posts

213 months

Monday 16th November
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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

289 posts

119 months

Monday 16th November
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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

79 months

Monday 16th November
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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

79 months

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

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

MDifficult

927 posts

145 months

Monday 16th November
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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

16,890 posts

140 months

Monday 16th November
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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

2,682 posts

151 months

Monday 16th November
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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

49 posts

112 months

I wonder if the GR Yaris will knock the values of the GP3 down?