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Old 01-24-2016, 04:55 PM   #1
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Hello forum viewers, and mini drivers, what year is a good choice for the novice driver/ or is there another car in the same class? thanks Bob
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Old 01-25-2016, 09:39 AM   #2
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Any year would work fine as far as MINIs go. If you're planning on buying one, you might as well go with a newer JCW, as that will get you the most power and extras while still being in a stock class once you move out of novice.

Novice class is based on driver experience rather than car, so you can drive whatever you want in that class.
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I'd say go no older than an '09 JCW or S so you have some positive differential aid. 08 and older R53's with open diffs are tough to autocross...
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Thanks everyone for the reply, great info. Bob, ex RX7 driver now looking for that next car
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Actually, the R53s (06 and older) Cooper Ss could be had with an LSD. Trouble is finding one that has it, it wasn't a popular option.
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