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MINI Cooper, Hatchback
Jul 28, 2003 (4:30 pm)
I hope to be purchasing a 2004 mini cooper BRG with CVT & l6 in 5 star wheels with runflats.
I am wondering if any $500 discounts from MSRP are available from any Florida dealer as they are elsewhere. Is there some way around the dlr svc. chg of $300 to #400 which looks to me to be additionl dlr profit. I think cars are more plentiful as the Tampa dlr had 30 cars on the lot 3 weeks ago.Thank you BJL
#1480 of 2671 17" All Season Tires
Jul 28, 2003 (6:15 pm)
Has anyone ordered the sport package with 17" All Season tires? If so, were these decent in snow (as opposed to the performance tires)???
#1481 of 2671 Dealer Service Charge + All Seasons
Jul 29, 2003 (6:42 am)
I think the only way around a dealer service charge is bargining with your dealer. See if you can order the car without such a service charge from a less local dealer, like in GA. If you threaten your dealer with losing their service charge, they may say well, ok its only $100. If they don't budge, then well, you're just sorta stuck with it. Do you get free floormats or anything else with the service charge?
I don't think any of the All Seasons are good in snow. Adequate would be best. If you're thinking of driving in NY, it'd depend what part of the state you were in. Certainly you're worse off then your Forester on any all seasons. As discussed before, the performance tires are awful in snow, downright dangerous. Spending the extra money on snow tires isn't a big investment, because you have to replace the all season tires every 2 years anyway, if you buy snows, all you've invested extra is maybe $500 or so on an extra set of alloys, you just run the summer tires less, and they last longer.
Jul 31, 2003 (4:13 am)
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Aug 05, 2003 (7:54 am)
My mother, who has an '01 (somewhere around that) Cabrio really likes my car. Since the Cabrio's cancelled in favour of the New Beetle convertible, and she dislikes that, I continue to think a MINI convertible would be a good car for her. Of course they intentionally made it a black car, so you can't see the styling, but the other spy pictures I've seen look a bit better.
We'll have to see. I hope its comes out earlier. MINI has been pretty consistant with changing model years as of Sept, so perhaps they'll release it for next summer and make it an '04. That'd make more sense, just like they released Diesel's this summer in Europe as the new thing for '03.
#1486 of 2671 Nightmare experience
Aug 07, 2003 (2:57 pm)
I placed my order for a new Mini at the end of May, and have literally been dreaming about the car ever since. Today, I got a call from the dealer -- telling me my car was destroyed in transit. They suggested I either order a new car -- meaning I wouldn't get it for another couple of months, even though I have no car at all at the moment -- or buy one of the other cars on the lot. Now, I would re-order, but they refuse to offer me a loaner car until my Mini is delivered anew; and I would consider one of the cars on the lot, only they're all thousands more than the car I wanted, and the dealer refuses to offer me any discount. I'm about to chuck my Mini fantasies and get a damn Beetle instead -- unless anyone has any suggestions on how to deal with this miserable situation? (FYI, the dealership is Mini of Universal City -- what makes their crappy service all the more galling is that they charge $1500-2000 on top of MSRP to boot.)
Aug 07, 2003 (5:39 pm)
really sounds like a load to me. They want you to step up and pay more. I would think if this is for real, then they would be very accomodating. To try and force you to pay more or wait longer tells me its intentional. oh yeah, IMHO. lol.
Aug 07, 2003 (5:41 pm)
Tough luck. But as clarification, was the car you had ordered $2K over MSRP, or just the cars on the lot? A little hunting around these days can usually net an MSRP deal and that would be my suggestion - go elsewhere.