Last post on Nov 22, 2013 at 6:14 PM
You are in the Prices Paid - Buying & Leasing Experiences
What is this discussion about?
MINI Cooper, MINI Cooper Clubman, MINI Cooper Countryman, Coupe, Hatchback, SUV
#1208 of 1499 black trim
May 08, 2009 (5:48 pm)
The black trim around the top of my new(less than 2 months) Cooper is lightening up in spots. There is probably a 6 inch strip on one side and almost that much on the other. Any suggestions as to how to treat this trim. I am really disgusted that this is already happening. My 2002 Honda's trim looks better than my 2009 Mini Cooper.
I'm not sure the Mini Cooper is all it's cracked up to be.
#1209 of 1499 Re: Advice on lease of Clubman [nickr1]
May 08, 2009 (5:52 pm)
I leased a Mini Cooper for three years at $343 month for 20,000 miles a year. I thought that was a pretty good lease.
Mini----ultra cheap, Don't think so.
#1210 of 1499 Negotiating on a Mini Cooper S Convertible
May 21, 2009 (11:47 am)
I am set to buy a Mini Cooper S Convertible. I am planning on getting the convenience package as well as navigation. I am in contact with the dealership in Sterling, Virginia. I was told by the dealership that they don't have any convertibles on the lot and they must be ordered. I'm cool with that since it can be built exactly to my spec and estimated delivery is 8 weeks.
1) The fact that he said they would have to order it makes me wonder if they'll budge on price. Given the current climate I would hope they would be willing to negotiate.
2) From peoples experience does it normally take the full 8 weeks for delivery?
Thanks in advance!
#1211 of 1499 Re: Negotiating on a Mini Cooper S Convertible [jmohsin]
May 21, 2009 (11:49 am)
P.s. I would more than likely finance and would put atleast 10% down.
May 23, 2009 (3:59 pm)
If you say 1000 off msrp or so, do you mean your out the door price is 1000off msrp?
I got an offer for mini cooper for msrp 20450 at 1200 off msrp, which gives me the total $21200. Is this a good deal?
Thank you very much for your comment!!!!
#1213 of 1499 Just ordered the Mini
May 27, 2009 (6:08 pm)
Just placed an buying order to get my Mini built. It's a base Mini, hardtop, Sport package, multi-function steering, automatic, iPod adapter, chrome gas filler cap and checkered flag mirror caps.
The MSRP is 22832. The dealer made it out-of-door price. From my calculation, I ended up getting more than 1500 off MSRP.
The dealership is Braman Mini in West Palm Beach.
#1214 of 1499 09 Mini Cooper S
Jun 03, 2009 (3:51 pm)
Just did it today..
My 2009 MINI Cooper S
Base MSRP* $21,950
Destination & Handling $650
Laser Blue Body Color $500
Premium Package $1,250
Dual Pane Panoramic Sunroof
Leather Sport Wheel w/Multifunction
Cold Weather Package $500
Heated Powerfold Mirrors & Washer Jets
Heated Front Seats
6-Speed Auto w/Agitronic Mode $1,250
Interior Surface Piano Black $250
Bluetooth and USB/iPod Adapter $500
TOTAL MSRP AS CONFIGURED* $26,850
$25,850+TTL 3.9% APR
I could pay less if I took Base cooper. They only had few Cooper S w/ Auto
I think it is ok deal
#1215 of 1499 Buying an '09 Mini Cooper S in Southern California
Jun 06, 2009 (1:41 pm)
I am ready to order a Mini Cooper S and have received varying "out the door" prices for my configured model at MSRP $24,600. The lowest offer received is $26,094.
How much was your deposit to order? Is this negotiable and added towards the out the door price when following through with the purchase?
How much does Mini financing charge for GAP insurance?
Is this offer good for southern California or should I keep pushing for lower?
Thank you in advance for your posts.
#1216 of 1499 Plan to buy a MINI in NC on June 13th
Jun 08, 2009 (11:02 am)
I am planning to buy a MINI in NC over this weekend.
I have done some research on MINI. It looks like it is very hard to negotiate with the dealors, at least in NC. Up to now, I only got $500 off MSRP. I was also told to pay $400 dealer administrative fee. The market varies acroos areas? My friend said, I should act like a bully to talk with the dealer:)
Also I was wondering about the difference between a MINI Cooper Base and a Cooper S. Do I really need the S? As a girl, I am not a fan of car racing:) I would love to hear your suggestion.
I am still a little hesitant. This will be my first new car. So it is a big decision to me, definitely.
Hope everyone enjoys the Mini trip!
#1217 of 1499 Re: Plan to buy a MINI in NC on June 13th [ncmini]
Jun 08, 2009 (3:18 pm)
My opinion and experience is you always get best deals when you are respectful of the dealer and not act like a bully. So best way to get the deal you want is to do your homework. Get TMV from Edmunds and these forums give you a good idea. In this economy no car how ever hot is in a seller position. So I would start at least $1000 off MSRP. If you don't need a car right away then that would be great. You can go to your favorite dealer and give them what you are willing to pay to buy the car that day and have them call you if they can match your price if they are not interested that day. Also look at alternate cars such as Scion, Soul etc if you are not 100% locked down as intrinsically that gives you a leverage. Good luck. If you don't need power I would skip S.