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MINI Cooper, MINI Cooper Clubman, MINI Cooper Countryman, Coupe, Hatchback, SUV
#1214 of 1491 09 Mini Cooper S
Jun 03, 2009 (4:51 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 1491 Buying an '09 Mini Cooper S in Southern California
Jun 06, 2009 (2:41 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 1491 Plan to buy a MINI in NC on June 13th
Jun 08, 2009 (12:02 pm)
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 1491 Re: Plan to buy a MINI in NC on June 13th [ncmini]
Jun 08, 2009 (4:18 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.
#1218 of 1491 Re: Plan to buy a MINI in NC on June 13th [ncmini]
Jun 08, 2009 (5:14 pm)
You are dealing probably with Hendricks which is to day the least, one of the worst experiences you can have . In any case, even if you are dealing with others like Flow, etc they will tell you that there is no negotiation. Don't torture yourself they can either take your offer or you can buy other great cars that are out there. Go to truecar.com and build the car with the specs you are looking for. It will show you based on actual sales that you should be getting at least $1,200 off MSRP. The $400 administrative fee or prep fee is outrageous and around the area most dealers charge $199 to $299. Bank Fees and Tag and Title fees would be extra but also compare to other dealers. Also, probably don't need the S, a Base Mini would be fine since you are not looking at racing around! Good Luck, keep us posted!
#1219 of 1491 Re: black trim [krager]
Jun 08, 2009 (6:55 pm)
Sounds like could be wax residual? There is quite a bit of plastic & rubber on the exterior, and any wax will lioghten them up after a bit of time. There are several products available at most retailers (auto parts stores, Wal Mart, etc.) that work great at returning trim to black. One I have used is called Back to Black, and works well.
#1220 of 1491 Re: This is a buyer's market [sugarbelly]
Jun 08, 2009 (6:58 pm)
I ended up finding a sweet 2008 Clubman S with just 6500 miles on it. Loaded with leather, Navigation, premium, Convenience, Cold weather and a few other goodies too. It was perfect, so I purchased it. $24K.
I'm quite pleased with the car, and the price was good as well.
Thanks for the input.
#1221 of 1491 Re: black trim [luckyme1]
Jun 08, 2009 (7:06 pm)
Thanks for the suggestion. That's more than I've gotten from the dealer. I'll try the Black to Black. Couldn't hurt.
#1222 of 1491 2007 with low mileage or new?
Jun 09, 2009 (7:45 am)
Love the MINI - but agonizing over which to buy:
2007 mini cooper s convertible with auto, heated seats, CHILI RED, but cloth seats with just 3k miles (checked carfax no problems) for $24.9 OR
2009 mini cooper s convertible with auto, heated seats, PEPPER WHITE which looks a little blah, though adding stripes... and a few other options I don't really want, leatherette for $30k
I've always been lectured about BUYING (which I"m doing) a New car due to depreciation once you drive it off the lot, but the used minis I've looked at -with high resale value - are pretty expensive too...opinions?
#1223 of 1491 Re: 2007 with low mileage or new? [mymini]
Jun 09, 2009 (1:43 pm)
Buy the red one. Who wants a pepper white MINI. You'll hate it. And $6,000 more. No way. And resale on the red might be better than blah white. My leatherette seats are already hot and I feel damp when I get off them. I wish I had cloth. Let us know what you do. I vote RED convertible. Cool!!!!