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Aug 27, 2000 (5:39 pm)
Where is it?
Whens it coming out?
Aug 28, 2000 (10:29 pm)
Autoweek's been publishing briefs on the new Mini lately. Looks like it may be here in about six months and carried through BMW dealers.
With the break-up/sale of the Rover group, whether the Mini was headed this way has been unclear. The outstanding questions were whether it would be headed this way at all and whether Land Rover or BMW would carry it.
The latest was that like we'll get the "Cooperized" version.
We used to have a 1966 Mini Cooper S 970 cc We still have a Moke, of all things. So, my wife can't wait until the new Mini comes over. She really wants one. She's in Europe as I'm writing this, and will be stopping in the UK on the way back to visit with someone I work with. The woman has an MGF, and her steady has a Lotus Elise. So, I'll actually consider myself lucky if all I get off with is a Mini.
#15 of 31 Signed up for one
Dec 22, 2000 (7:25 pm)
I'm number 17 at my local BMW dealer, my buddy is #16. Should be here in less than a year.
Dec 22, 2000 (9:27 pm)
Damn, 17 people signed up? And its not coming out til Fall? Wow...
I heard the Cooper S wont be out til a few months after the initial release though...
#17 of 31 New Mini Cooper Info - as much as I know
Dec 26, 2000 (8:28 am)
That's 17 on the list - when the list was only a day and a half old. Only 70 BMW dealers will be able to sell the MINI from what I've read. The dealer has to commit to building a separate sales facility including a lifestyle boutique for the MINI. My dealer is Fields BMW in Orlando, Florida. I told my sales person that I wanted on the Mini waiting list as soon as there was one, that was about 4 months ago. He was off the day they started the list so I wasn't able to sign up until the second day hence 17th in line (arrrgh!). My sales person doesn't have any real info on it - just that their dedicated MINI sales facility will be finished in 6 months with the cars arriving a few months after that. He seems to think the S will be available from the start. If the S is not available initially, I will wait until they start making them. I had to put a $1,000 fully refundable deposit down to get on the list. He said that when they are able to order them I'll get a call to come in and order my car exactly how I want it, for delivery a couple of months later.
Jan 07, 2001 (12:15 am)
many messages since my last message on March..
I thought I was the only one who's crazy about this car but,I guess many people are interested in Mini now..
wanna know latest news on Mini??????
Mini Cooper S Works !!! Yes it's different from Cooper S(155 hp).
Specs of Cooper S Works..
- 200 hp !!
- power-to-weight ratio of 174hp per tone
- 0-60mph in less than six seconds
- top speed of over 150mph
- Approved by BMW and will developed by John Cooper's Garage in Sussex, England
- Just 150 of this special Works edition will be available each year
Imagine driving this beauty...
I waited since 1997 to own a New Mini. I guess I have to wait little longer to buy Works edition.
Jan 08, 2001 (6:21 pm)
How did you find out about the S works edition - any word on price? I'll bet there will be a lot of aftermarket available for this car some day. I'm still going for an S with a plan on aftermarket mods. With only 150 works editions available I doubt I'd want to pay that price premium, if it's even available in the U.S.
Jan 09, 2001 (6:40 pm)
I just love this car. I have some concerns, though. They didn't use full frame doors.
I have a Neon and that is one of the major drawbacks of the car. Because the door doesn't have a frame around the window, it doesn't seal with the rest of the car as well as it should. The windows are leaky and they can be very noisy too.
I just hope that they took that into consideration when they decided to use those types of doors.