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New car incoming!!!

66Mustang
66Mustang Community member Posts: 13,030 Disability Gamechanger
I actually ordered this in May but I had a PIP review ongoing and didn't want to share in case I jinxed it and was not awarded the correct amount of PIP. It's been hard not telling anyone.

It is a Mini John Cooper Works. With 230 horsepower...in a Mini. On the Motability Scheme. Honestly when I saw this was available on the scheme my jaw hit the floor as I thought Motability was meant to get people from A to B not provide people with sports cars. But never mind, I paid my deposit and it's going to be mine fair and square. To say I can't wait is an understatement.

Here are some pics of a very similar car. Mine is the same EXCEPT for the blacked out windows as I prefer clear windows.

Thanks for reading. :)




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  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Scope Member Posts: 43,585 Disability Gamechanger
    Very nice @66Mustang love the colour too. Where you taking us 
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 13,030 Disability Gamechanger
    Thanks @Sandy_123 not sure we are going far and not many of us as it's a small car ha ha :D but really looking forward to going for a spin
  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Scope Member Posts: 43,585 Disability Gamechanger
    edited August 2023
    Its a great car very stylish. thats the only thing with mini coopers the size, I'm tall so would struggle. Especially as I don't bend very well.  Someone near me as a bright yellow one, which kids love as for some reason every kid trys to spot a yellow car 
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 13,030 Disability Gamechanger
    @Sandy_123 I am tall as well (I am also fat) and I fit in them fine, but not in the back ha ha

    We used to try spotting yellow lorries as a kid ha ha
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 11,285 Disability Gamechanger
    @66Mustang well done on keeping the award and getting your new car, I had a Mini many years ago.
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  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 13,030 Disability Gamechanger
    Thank you @woodbine, was yours an original Mini? I have driven one of those, really good fun.
  • Grinchy
    Grinchy Community member Posts: 1,750 Disability Gamechanger
    Hey @66Mustang, lovely looking car, i'd be pleased with that, enjoy!
  • Biblioklept
    Biblioklept Community member Posts: 4,180 Disability Gamechanger
  • Hannah_Scope
    Hannah_Scope Posts: 7,093 Disability Gamechanger
    Looks nice @66Mustang I bet you can't wait to start your drives in it :)
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  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 13,030 Disability Gamechanger
    Thanks @Grinchy and @Biblioklept :) 

    The colour really can't be done justice with a computer screen, it's called Rebel Green, looks so awesome in the different sunlights. In bright light it's obvious green but in some lights it's almost black.

    Couple of pics from online to try to show it off.




  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 13,030 Disability Gamechanger
  • C_J
    C_J Community member Posts: 715 Pioneering
    Wow @66Mustang I'm really pleased for you they are such a nice looking car I've driven a fair few cars in my time including the Original mini however I've not been lucky enough to drive one of the new ones but love the look of them.

    Well done.
  • michael57
    michael57 Community member Posts: 161 Pioneering
    not jealous at all not driven for almost 2 years always been a car nut our last one was a tommi mak evo 6.5 with a 2.3 stroker engine 850bhp now i am limited to son in laws ride on mower enjoy it fella 
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 13,030 Disability Gamechanger
    Thanks @C_J I reckon the old ones were more fun but the new ones are a lot more practical and reliable I guess. I have a Cooper S at the moment so the JCW will just be a little bit better in every department, bit more power bit more handling etc plus it has a sat nav which will be nice. :D 

    @michael57 thanks but sorry to hear you can't drive anymore, must have been heartbreaking being a car nut and owning cars like the Evo then not being allowed to drive. PS when I typed "evo" the autocorrect tried to correct it to "eco" as if there is anything eco about it ha ha
  • michael57
    michael57 Community member Posts: 161 Pioneering
    66Mustang said:
    Thanks @C_J I reckon the old ones were more fun but the new ones are a lot more practical and reliable I guess. I have a Cooper S at the moment so the JCW will just be a little bit better in every department, bit more power bit more handling etc plus it has a sat nav which will be nice. :D 

    @michael57 thanks but sorry to hear you can't drive anymore, must have been heartbreaking being a car nut and owning cars like the Evo then not being allowed to drive. PS when I typed "evo" the autocorrect tried to correct it to "eco" as if there is anything eco about it ha ha
    ah its cool not driving started off many years ago i built a mk 1 escort put a lotus twin cam engine in it for road rallies but i have to say very close to the evo would have to be a renault 21 turbo now as a production the car was a french version of the cosworth but more fun 

  • Lou67
    Lou67 Community member Posts: 5,849 Disability Gamechanger

    @66Mustang
    Wow it’s an awesome looking car, I’m so pleased for you and wish you many hours off happy driving days ahead. 

    ❤️
  • WelshBlue
    WelshBlue Community member Posts: 703 Pioneering
    michael57 said:
    not jealous at all not driven for almost 2 years always been a car nut our last one was a tommi mak evo 6.5 with a 2.3 stroker engine 850bhp now i am limited to son in laws ride on mower enjoy it fella 
    Years ago I was lucky enough to be taken for a spin by Tommi Makkinen in his WRC Evo. 
    They were rally tuning the car in preparation for the Welsh Stages of the WRC and we were working in the forestry above.  Such a great down to earth bloke.  As was his team.  Never have I clung on for 2miles like I did then.  

    50 mph in a Transit on a forestry road is fast ... get in a Works Rally car at over a 100 ... was still shaking an hour later.  Wouldn't happen these days with Health & safety and compensation culture

    Nice wheels @66Mustang, lovely colour.  Safe travels. 
    As an aside we used to put 1.4 and 1.6's in old minis, with uprated suspension there is nothing that holds the road like an old mini

    @michael57 ... I had a Lotus Sunbeam ... sadly I wasn't as good as the next corner ...
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 13,030 Disability Gamechanger
    Thanks @Lou67 :smiley:

    @WelshBlue that's really cool about getting a ride in the rally car. I have not done anything like that but have been driven round Lotus test track by their test driver on an experience day, I don't know about you but when you see the car in the hands of a pro it is really humbling.. made me realise 3 things..
    1. how I am an average driver at best
    2. how slow I am when I think I am going fast
    3. what cars are capable of and how it is not even breaking a sweat in my hands 
    :D:D:D 
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 11,285 Disability Gamechanger
    66Mustang said:
    Thank you @woodbine, was yours an original Mini? I have driven one of those, really good fun.
    I bought it around 1979 it would have been around 7 years old
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,172 Disability Gamechanger
    edited August 2023
    Love it!! You are correct, the screen doesn't do that colour any justice at all. I've seen this in the show room and it's jaw droppingly gorgeous!! I sat in it and it really is a beautiful car!

    Sometimes they do have high preformance cars on motability. You must be so exited, i know i would be. Have fun when you do take it for a spin!

    I must admit, i prefer the tinted windows B)
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.

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