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Car Of The Week – MINI Paceman JCW For Sale

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This car was bought new by some friends of ours and when I first saw it, which you can read about here, it inspired us to buy our Paceman  – a red SD with a white roof – which we have loved from day one. Now this car has come up for sale and I have to say what a cracker it is – a low mileage JCW with one extremely careful owner for new. This Paceman needs a good, loving home!

Here are the specs:-

Key facts

  • 2013
  • Petrol
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 6500 miles

Media pack, Chili Pack, absolute black exterior, leather lounge championship black/red interior, anthracite roof lining, rain sensor with auto headlight, sport decal stripe, sun protect glass, heated seats, Xenon headlights, full bluetooth, DAB digital radio, sat nav with voice control, sport suspension, 18″ burnished black alloys, heated mirrors & washer jets, thatcham 1 alarm, sport button, seal & protect, parking sensors, 2 remote keys, full history with manual, 1 lady owner from new, immaculate condition throughout, must be seen, very low miles, in daily use will go up slightly but not being used much, viewings welcome. Priced to sell., BLACK, 4 seats, £19,800

Running costs

Urban mpg 30.1 mpg CO2 emissions 172 g/km
Extra Urban mpg 45.6 mpg Annual Tax £205
Average mpg 38.2 mpg


Engine power 211 bhp Engine size 1598 cc
Acceleration (0-60mph) 6.9 seconds Top speed 140 mph
Wheel drive Four Wheel Drive

The car is currently for sale on AutoTrader  I just wish I had the money!

And Sold in 1 day!

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Car Of The Week – BorrowedBeast, A Gen. 1 MINI Cooper S Convertible

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A pal of mine from work Andy, recently bought this generation one MINI Cooper S Convertible and before he did he rang me to ask what I thought. Well clearly then he was smitten by the car so  he rang the one person he knew would just say, “Yep great car just go for it!” Soon after he bought it I gave his daughter a lift home and was greeted by Andy, keys in hand chomping at the bit to give me a test drive of his new MINI. I grabbed the keys, adjusted the driver’s seat, noted the GPS where the central speedo usually sits and that I had both a speedo and rev counter sat atop the steering wheel. I fired her up and  instantly remembered that this was a first generation MINI, one with a supercharger. These are exciting cars to drive. Continue reading

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Car Of The Week – Porsche 911

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We were at the recent Avenue Driver’s Club Breakfast Meet in Bristol, which we have already reported on. But on consideration, Mrs Peanut loved these two photos of the classic whale tail 911 widowmaker, so we had to make this car our Car of The Week. I mean just look at it. I cannot think of a more stylish car for a gentleman to drive, this is just divine.

Porsche 911

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Car Of The Week – Porsche 911 Targa

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The design of the new Porsche 911 Targa, returns to the traditional Targa layout of 911s of bygone days. In truth, the new roof design is very similar to the original 911 Targa from the 1960’s. The new Targa roof sees a removable section above the cabin with a large B-pillar and fixed rear window then installed. OK so it doesn’t give you the full outdoor experience of a convertible,  but nonetheless the new Targa will certainly prove very popular.

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Car Of The Week – Petrolicious and the MR2s

My Mum was one of the first people in the UK to get the mk11 Baby Ferrari style MR2 on a “G” plate and back in the day it was like something off another planet. I nicked it every chance I got and toured Europe frequently in it. I remember driving past cafes in Ste Maxime, between a Porsche and a Ferrari. They were two a penny – everyone was staring at me in the white MR2, with its big fat wheels on the back and thinner front tyres to balance with the lack of power steering. The mid engined set up put the engine just behind your ear and that car was fun, you didn’t go out driving in that car – you went dancing, it was fun and racy, pretty and chic. So I had to share this beautiful video from Petrolicious while I walked back down memory lane and remembered the MR2 that I loved to play with.

I guess it is because of the car that the GT86 excites me so much.