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MINI Cooper, MINI Cooper Clubman, MINI Cooper Countryman, Coupe, Hatchback, SUV
#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.
MB CLK320 & Miata
#1126 of 1499 Just leased an '09 Cooper S
Oct 25, 2008 (6:24 am)
I just leased an '09 Cooper S for December delivery with pretty much every available option other than auto trans, from full leather to sunroof to Sirius radio. MSRP was $31,500, plus the $650 delivery charge. Deal was done at MSRP (no additional dealer markup).
Here are the important numbers:
Cap cost reduction: $1500
Money factor (reduced slightly due to BMW "loyalty factor"): .00195
Residual: 72% on a 3-year, 10,000 miles/yr lease (would be 69% on 15,000 miles/yr)
Monthly payment: $370 including tax ($342 before tax)
Dealer was Bob Smith Mini near Los Angeles. Dealt directly with sales manager. Overall very pleasant experience. Can't wait to get the car!
#1127 of 1499 Re: Just leased an '09 Cooper S [oldboldpilot]
Oct 25, 2008 (9:01 pm)
Did you also pay an acquisition fee or doc fees?
#1128 of 1499 Re: Just leased an '09 Cooper S [blueguydotcom]
Oct 26, 2008 (3:42 pm)
Yes, but I don't know exactly what they were at this moment as I don't have the documents handy. The quoted payment includes the fees, however.
#1129 of 1499 Re: 2009 Mini Cooper Sport at $500 UNDER MSRP?? [jennysassouni]
Nov 06, 2008 (2:27 am)
you should think twice about trying to get out of your deal.
if the economy was better and demand for coopers was going up, would you be mad and have the right to sue the dealer if he said he was able to get a higher price for your car, so he sold it to someone else? if the answer is yes, then you should honor your deal and pay for the car you ordered notwithstanding the downturn in the ecomony and demand for minis.
#1130 of 1499 Ordered MC UNDER MSRP in northern california
Nov 06, 2008 (2:19 pm)
The market here in Norther California has been really tough. I have been shopping for the last several months and hearing 1500 to 2000 over MSRP to start from the five area dealers. Today I got the deal I was looking for and placed my order for a 09 Chili Red base auto with black roof, mirrors and bonnet stripes. I was able to get a reasonable discount under MSRP with destination charge from Mark Schutten in Sacramento (let them know Dennis sent you)! Mark was great to work with and really the only dealer I found that was actively looking for orders. It should arrive in 8-10 weeks. In addition to government fees(sales tax, title/license, tire) I am paying $55 dealer doc fee. If your car is already ordered you can always ask for a discount or free extras when you go to pick it up. The worst they can say is no. The market is starting to thaw, good luck shopping and happy motoring.
#1131 of 1499 Re: Ordered MC UNDER MSRP in northern california [behrens]
Nov 07, 2008 (7:30 pm)
Hi behrens , This is very good info to have for Mini buyers. I've also been in the shopping market for a new Mini Cooper S. I live in San Jose (bayarea of CA), and have been hoping to get a discount for under MSRP. I noticed that my local Mini dealerships have been starting calling me (like twice per week) to push me coming in their shop to place a new Mini order.
May I ask you how much is the discount you got off the MSRP ?
And what is the name of the Sacramento Mini dealership that you ordered from ?
( is it the Niello Mini dealer ?). I google "Mark Schutten" to look for such a mini dealership but did not find anything related. By the way, what is the tire fee/tax ?
Thanks much for your info.
Nov 07, 2008 (7:54 pm)
I will probably be ordering my MINI next week! I'm really excited but can't decide if i should go with another car to save something, but i adore the MINI. The dealers here in IL are willing to throw in some accessories for me but keep the car at MSRP. What do you think? Go ahead with it?
#1133 of 1499 Re: Ordered MC UNDER MSRP in northern california [carlover3]
Nov 08, 2008 (5:53 pm)
The only mini dealer is Sac. is Niello. I promissed Mark I would not say how much the discount was, however it was substantial and reasonable. The tire fee was $8.50 so I am ignoring it. You can get all the dealer contact info at miniusa.com.
Nov 08, 2008 (9:43 pm)
Was told by gentleman in so. cal that 2009's were going at $1000 over MSRP. Is this right? Has anyone got a 2009 under MSRP? I have a feeling I should be able to get a 2009 at MSRP...am i right?
Also told that the new 2008 Cooper (base) they still had on the lot was going for MSRP, no less? Is this possible? Need some insight.