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MINI Cooper, MINI Cooper Clubman, MINI Cooper Countryman, Coupe, Hatchback, SUV
#1412 of 1499 Re: 2011 Cooper Hardtop [dad2be]
Jan 12, 2011 (5:57 pm)
Hello, I have eyed the MINI Cooper S for a year and a half. I have visited the dealership a number of times, but dissatisfied with the price. The last visit was in December in which I qualified for the 0.9%, but was disappointed when told the dealership would not reduce the price for a sale. I was never told about the $1000 You-ification. How did you convince the dealer to lower the price?
Note: I'm located in Georgia and there are only 2 dealerships.
I'm open to any advice....
#1413 of 1499 Re: 2011 Cooper Hardtop [dad2be]
Jan 12, 2011 (11:48 pm)
Does anyone know if the You-ification money is still available? From the miniusa website, I see that they've changed from 0.9% financing to 2.9% but the throw in a free option (like steptronic, which is worth $1250).
I'm about to pull the trigger on a 2011 Cooper Hardtop and want to make sure I know of all the incentives available to me and the dealer.
#1414 of 1499 Re: 2011 Cooper Hardtop [tomc1227]
Jan 13, 2011 (11:57 pm)
Regarding earlier question of how I got the dealer to lower the price, it's no secret strategy. I first collected data on incentives, then searched inventory, then contacted the dealers for their prices. The price I paid was a good discount for me for a car equipped just like I wanted, plus allowed them a nice profit. It was also the last few days of the month and fiscal year, so maybe they were willing to be more flexible, and there are more dealers to choose from in eastern PA.
tomc1227: It does not appear that the $1k is still available, but you are right that there is an option credit. I've seen that the "free" option allowed depends on the model, so I'm sure the dealers would have more specific info. For me, I drove both an automatic and a manual before purchasing - this car needs the manual for maximum fun factor!
#1415 of 1499 Re: 2011 Cooper Hardtop [dad2be]
Jan 26, 2011 (2:50 pm)
If anyone is still interested in getting a quote - I bought my new 2011 MC (automatic trans, premium package, iPod/USB/Bluetooth) last week. I was able to get $2100 off MSRP but only after getting multiple quotes from various dealers (this was like pulling teeth, mind you since most of them want you to go in).
There's currently a 2.9% APR financing deal and the "free bonus option" which includes I think either cold weather package, automatic transmission, bluetooth, cold weather package (Mini dealer website states what options they have available). Unfortunately with the price that I got, they wouldn't give me this "free bonus option" because I'd be under invoice. I asked if this was a manufacturer incentive (which according to another dealer is) but my MA said it's a "partial-manufacturer incentive." Hmmm... sure... okay. Well I knew that they weren't going to go any lower on a 2011 in my area and it was the car that I wanted in that color. Since they wouldn't go lower, I asked for floormats which they gave me
Hope this helps. I think this thread shows that it's definitely possible to get close to invoice but it's a bit more difficult than most cars since Mini doesn't make as many...
#1416 of 1499 Re: 2011 Cooper Hardtop [rockstar03]
Jan 26, 2011 (5:20 pm)
Hi, did you put any down payment when finance your mini?
The dealer in NJ let me put 2000$ down.
#1417 of 1499 Re: 2011 Cooper Hardtop [amazw]
Jan 26, 2011 (7:27 pm)
Yeap! I hadn't realized that some dealers don't let you?
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#1419 of 1499 Need a lot of HELP!!!
Feb 11, 2011 (7:33 pm)
Okay, so the only thing I know is that I have approved financing and I'm looking for a 2008 or newer Mini Cooper Base or S. I'm in NY and there is one that I am looking at that appears to be what fits. It's a Yellow 2009 S with 21k miles on it. The CarFax is clean and from the options, it looks to be a stock Cooper S.
The list price on the Website (Hassel Mini) is 19,995. First off, how low can I go before I insult them?
The other question (sorry, I haven't bought a car in years, and not a "nice" one) is that there is a 2011 Base HardTop Automatic (Black) that is listed at 21,850. Are the 2011's selling for much under "list" price?
Any reason to think I could get say $2k off of what these "listed" prices are?
Thanks for any replies. I know dealers have to make a living, but I really want to try to get the best bang for my buck. Being so unfarmiliar, I don't even know which I should target, the '09 or the '11.
#1420 of 1499 Re: 2011 Cooper Hardtop [rockstar03]
Feb 15, 2011 (10:50 am)
Does your price "$2100 off MSRP" include tax and title fees?
#1421 of 1499 Option Credits
Feb 20, 2011 (7:22 am)
I am looking at a 2011 MINI Cooper with Auto Transmission, Bluethooth, Armrest and Harman sound system. The TMV with these features is $21,853. I then deducted an Options Credit of $1,125 that MINI is offering for Auto Transmission from the TMV for an adjusted TMV of $20,728. This is the price I offered the dealership. The dealership said the Options Credit was already taken into account on the TMV and by me taking it out, I was "double dipping". I'm I correct in my offer or is the dealer correct?