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MINI Cooper, MINI Cooper Clubman, MINI Cooper Countryman, Coupe, Hatchback, SUV
#1116 of 1499 Re: 2009 Mini Cooper Sport at $500 UNDER MSRP?? [kwma3]
Oct 20, 2008 (6:13 am)
Hi kwma, does your offered MSRP include the destination fee? You said w/o any additional fee so I'm not sure whether the dest is included or not. From what I heard the dest fee is something you have to pay, it's also in the MSRP suggested by miniusa.com. I'm kind of in in a bad shape because we need a new car in a week. We looked through several makes (honda, nissan, vw, mazda) but wife only want a MINI. Just like kwma said we probably can get a better price if we can afford to hold on because of the economy. But we can't. It's even worse that we have only one MINI dealership in town. If I can get them waive the dest and other fees I''ll jump in a heartbeat. I'd appreciate if anyone could give me any negotiation tips. Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#1117 of 1499 Re: 2009 Mini Cooper Sport at $500 UNDER MSRP?? [allenkb]
Oct 20, 2008 (6:25 am)
The price does include destination charge. Basically the amount you see on miniusa.com when you configure the car + your local tax and licensing fee. Good luck!
#1118 of 1499 Re: 2009 Mini Cooper Sport at $500 UNDER MSRP?? [allenkb]
Oct 20, 2008 (8:12 am)
I believe someone else asked you about your LOCATION - can't help much without that info. I just bought a Clubman S from Cincinnati MINI, and there, they sell the cars MSRP, e.g. as shown at the website (so that includes destination). Period. In fact, while I was signing my paperwork, the dealer stated that they just finished selling to two folks in CA, due to high markups on the west coast.
No negotiating. I thought MSRP was fair, didn't expect any discount. It was fast, simple, and low-stress.
#1119 of 1499 Re: Buying a New MINI [aafflyer]
Oct 20, 2008 (8:25 am)
I agree with aafflyer, that is NOT good deal. The MINI does have a significant break-in on brakes & engine (in contrast, some new cars don't, amazingly), so that demos - given the mindset of the MINI clientele - will have been driven very hard !!! I know that I drove the demos hard myself...... I don't know if an extended warranty will offset the undue wear&tear from rough handling during break-in period, because such abuse can affect the life/performance 'way after the warranty expires.
Having said the above, the same is true of pre-owned cars. Some new owners are complete idiots, ignoring break-in instructions, especially those that lease (they know they don't have to worry about later life of the car), and some that are just plain juvenile. It is tempting to abuse a MINI when you first get it !!!!
#1120 of 1499 Re: 2009 Mini Cooper Sport at $500 UNDER MSRP?? [ltq]
Oct 20, 2008 (9:36 am)
Thanks for the input. I'm from Indianapolis area and the only MINI dealership is Dreyer & Reinbold. Is it reasonable to ask them to waive all other dealer fees (if there's any, like doc fee) on top of MSRP (includes dest) ?
#1121 of 1499 Better service centers?
Oct 21, 2008 (12:35 pm)
I had a great experience buying my Mini Cooper and love the car however, every time i have had to bring it in to the White Plains, NY location for service - no matter how minor (I had two flat tires within two weeks) they make me leave the car ALL day, even with a scheduled appointment. No loaners, just a taxi drop off to one destination and back. This is so inconvenient. I live in the Westchester, NY area and I would like to find a dealership that offers better service (i.e. schedules appointments so that I could wait for service) even if it means a little bit of a drive. I don't want to use the one in White Plains anymore. Has anyone had the same experience I have had and can anyone recommend a service center that they have had good experiences with?
#1122 of 1499 Re: 2009 Mini Cooper Sport at $500 UNDER MSRP?? [allenkb]
Oct 21, 2008 (1:59 pm)
Oh, so you're close. I was just in Indy last weekend. Nearest dealer to me - I'm in Louisville - is Cincinnati MINI. Held me back for quite a while to have the nearest dealer 90 mi away. Maybe you want to talk to them as well as Dreyer & Reinbold..... does D&R have a good rep? I know a few folks both here and in Cinci that thinks Cincinnati MINI is pretty good..... I will find out, I guess. As I said, they were straight up MSRP pricing.
But it still holds that a demo MIGHT not be a good deal - what you're saying is having them waive the doc fess (about $250?) and dest ($650): I don't know, for about 3% of the price, is it worth it? If we were talking about a Lincoln Navigator or Camry demo, yeah it's only been softly driven. But a MINI ?!?! As stated before, I myself was quite tough on the demo (but I didn't go to D&R, so abused demos there are not my fault !!!)
#1123 of 1499 Finally a MINI club member!
Oct 22, 2008 (5:37 am)
Finally bought and picked up a brand new 2009 cooper with 6 miles on it before my test drive. It comes with cold weather package, sunroof, multi-function steering wheel, bluetooth and ipod adapter. It's a shame MINI didn't put automatic A/C in it because the sunroof plus multi-func wheel cost the same with premium pac. couldn't figure out why, they don't want to give the auto A/C for free? D&R wouldn't budge even 1 cent, paid MSRP plus all the fees. Thanks for all your input, I think it would work out better if we have time to wait or place our own order, but it's time to forget about the price and enjoy the car!!!
#1124 of 1499 Is this a good deal?
Oct 24, 2008 (9:04 am)
I'm paying MSRP on a mini cooper that is already in bound I didn't order it. It's supposed to arrive in the 3rd week of November. I'm paying MSRP at 22,300 but with taxes and all other fees it comes out to about 24,447. Is this a good price? The mini comes with the premium and cold weather packages and black bonnet stripes. I checked and it is the exact price it would be if you built it on miniusa.com. Please gimme some feedback.
#1125 of 1499 What dealer-fees are expected
Oct 24, 2008 (10:03 am)
Hi minime23 and other current Mini Cooper buyers,
Besides the MSRP of the car ( base + options) and its destination charge,
what other dealer-fees are fair/reasonable/expected to buyers today ?
I am seeing that different buyers may have paid different dealer-fees depending
where they are localed in the US states.
I live in San Jose, CA ( bayarea of CA) and in the market for a 2009 Mini Cooper S purchase.
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