GP3 order thread

GP3 order thread

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kevs

28 posts

75 months

Wednesday 19th February
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Mine is build week 16 so planning May 2nd collection. Although things may change says the dealer. Let’s hope before rather than later

theanswerisyes

2 posts

6 months

Wednesday 26th February
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Has anyone any info on the option tyres, firstly it was going to be a factory option but lately I have been informed it’s a dealership option, the tyre is the same make and size but a semi slick but road legal stamped TD on the side wall, I’m hoping to have a second set of wheels with these tyres fitted for track days. Anyone any thoughts on this. My order placed beginning of January first deposit then second deposit beginning of February. Received my vehicle contract on 4/2/20 and that estimated delivery would be 01/06/20. One good thing is my salesman’s Dad has one on order as well as me and he also wanted the TD tyres. I must say I am surprised nobody else has talked about the wheels and tyres, also the GP3 wheels are specifically for the GP3 I have been told, It will be interesting to see if that’s the case if so they will have to stock the wheels.
Will be visiting the dealers at beginning of March for an update. Cheers.

Edited by theanswerisyes on Wednesday 26th February 19:15

kevs

28 posts

75 months

Wednesday 26th February
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Not that I know for sure, other than my dealer says one tyre option.

From what I have read and understand is that MINI dealers will offer the Hankook Ventus TD as an optional extra link to Hankook TD oddly the GP tyre size isn’t available..... go figure

I will be looking a spare set of wheels and tyres at some point.

Certainly struggling with the lack of information about the car, not even a physical brochure to thumb through, adjustable camber and track width ( how and what settings, road, track?) can’t wait though. Cherished reg on retention waiting to go

gravy13

48 posts

14 months

Wednesday 26th February
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theanswerisyes said:
Has anyone any info on the option tyres, firstly it was going to be a factory option but lately I have been informed it’s a dealership option, the tyre is the same make and size but a semi slick but road legal stamped TD on the side wall, I’m hoping to have a second set of wheels with these tyres fitted for track days. Anyone any thoughts on this. My order placed beginning of January first deposit then second deposit beginning of February. Received my vehicle contract on 4/2/20 and that estimated delivery would be 01/06/20. One good thing is my salesman’s Dad has one on order as well as me and he also wanted the TD tyres. I must say I am surprised nobody else has talked about the wheels and tyres, also the GP3 wheels are specifically for the GP3 I have been told, It will be interesting to see if that’s the case if so they will have to stock the wheels.
Will be visiting the dealers at beginning of March for an update. Cheers.

Edited by theanswerisyes on Wednesday 26th February 19:15
I asked my dealer about this in December and he should me a message in a dealers WhatsApp saying it was rubbish and they wouldn’t be doing them. Apparently some influencer had come out with it and everyone latched on to it. Might have changed now.

sone

4,459 posts

194 months

Wednesday 26th February
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My dealer said there are no options on tyres but couldn’t actually tell me what the std fit is either. I’ve been given a date of the the 23rd March and this is the first car to the dealership.

theanswerisyes

2 posts

6 months

Thursday 27th February
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The various videos of the GP3 on test some of them are on the TD tyres, I looked up the website for Hankook tyres and yes they don’t do a 35 profile only a 40 in TD. But one of the last videos I looked at the test GP3 managed to blow up the photo and it was on Hankook TD 35 profile so is this proof that Hankook are making a tyre just for the GP3 as this was what all the adverts said they were going to do.
I have the photos of the TD semi slick tyre 225/35/18 that they used for the video on the track, sorry I am terrible with computers I can’t seem to put the photos up, if anybody wants to see it I will gladly email it to them to give proof of my waffling.

Edited by theanswerisyes on Thursday 27th February 11:08


Edited by theanswerisyes on Thursday 27th February 11:10

SimNugget

576 posts

126 months

Friday 28th February
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My dealer was adamant there is no tyre option in the UK, it was for US only.

sone

4,459 posts

194 months

Monday 2nd March
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I wonder when we will see some proper reviews on these? I assume some will be getting delivered over the next few days but heard nowt!

gravy13

48 posts

14 months

Tuesday 3rd March
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Is anyone looking at finance on these?

I know someone shared an offer at 3.9% but I am being quoted 5.9%. I've been told that there is no special offer as it is limited run.

sone

4,459 posts

194 months

Tuesday 3rd March
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gravy13 said:
Is anyone looking at finance on these?

I know someone shared an offer at 3.9% but I am being quoted 5.9%. I've been told that there is no special offer as it is limited run.
I did get a quote on finance and it was very good at under 4%. I’ll dig it out and check.

SimNugget

576 posts

126 months

Tuesday 3rd March
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I got a quote at 3.9% the other month as that was the finance offer that was on at the time. As it was valid for 60 days after some quite firm pushing they agreed to honour it.

GFV after 3 years was 18K which works out at 50% which I thought was OK, not great.

GaryF

744 posts

209 months

Wednesday 4th March
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Depending on how much you want to borrow, you may get a better rate with a personal loan :-

https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/loans/cheap-pers...

2.8% APR is available.

gravy13

48 posts

14 months

Wednesday 4th March
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GaryF said:
Depending on how much you want to borrow, you may get a better rate with a personal loan :-

https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/loans/cheap-pers...

2.8% APR is available.
Thanks, you are right, better deals out there. The PCP is good because you can limit the downside but not at 5.9%!

gravy13

48 posts

14 months

Thursday 5th March
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I’ll be interested to see how this sale goes.

sone

4,459 posts

194 months

Friday 6th March
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gravy13 said:


I’ll be interested to see how this sale goes.
Is this up with a private seller or dealer? I wonder if they actually have a car or just a delivery date?

gravy13

48 posts

14 months

Friday 6th March
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sone said:
gravy13 said:


I’ll be interested to see how this sale goes.
Is this up with a private seller or dealer? I wonder if they actually have a car or just a delivery date?
Looks like a dealer. No pictures of a physical car, just press shots.

speedandstealth

103 posts

185 months

Sunday 8th March
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Should say 300 for the UK market if I’m not mistaken?
Delivery should be before end of the month....or the tax goes up!

Gav10

9 posts

56 months

Tuesday 10th March
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My dealer told me yesterday to expect middle of April. Do we know if they’ve all sold?

tinnes

35 posts

108 months

Tuesday 10th March
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They were all “sold” but there are quite a few not following through so unsold cars are around

sone

4,459 posts

194 months

Tuesday 10th March
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Finding it quite bizarre that there’s little in the way of driving reviews or notice people about to take delivery!