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MINI Cooper, MINI Cooper Clubman, MINI Cooper Countryman, Coupe, Hatchback, SUV
#1415 of 1491 Re: 2011 Cooper Hardtop [dad2be]
Jan 26, 2011 (3:50 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 $2100 off MSRP but only after getting multiple quotes from various dealers (this was like pulling teeth, mind you since most of them want you to go in).
There's currently a 2.9% APR financing deal and the "free bonus option" which includes I think either cold weather package, automatic transmission, bluetooth, cold weather package (Mini dealer website states what options they have available). Unfortunately with the price that I got, they wouldn't give me this "free bonus option" because I'd be under invoice. I asked if this was a manufacturer incentive (which according to another dealer is) but my MA said it's a "partial-manufacturer incentive." Hmmm... sure... okay. Well I knew that they weren't going to go any lower on a 2011 in my area and it was the car that I wanted in that color. Since they wouldn't go lower, I asked for floormats which they gave me
Hope this helps. I think this thread shows that it's definitely possible to get close to invoice but it's a bit more difficult than most cars since Mini doesn't make as many...
#1416 of 1491 Re: 2011 Cooper Hardtop [rockstar03]
Jan 26, 2011 (6:20 pm)
Hi, did you put any down payment when finance your mini?
The dealer in NJ let me put 2000$ down.
#1417 of 1491 Re: 2011 Cooper Hardtop [amazw]
Jan 26, 2011 (8:27 pm)
Yeap! I hadn't realized that some dealers don't let you?
Feb 01, 2011 (4:01 pm)
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#1419 of 1491 Need a lot of HELP!!!
Feb 11, 2011 (8:33 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 1491 Re: 2011 Cooper Hardtop [rockstar03]
Feb 15, 2011 (11:50 am)
Does your price "$2100 off MSRP" include tax and title fees?
#1421 of 1491 Option Credits
Feb 20, 2011 (8:22 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?
#1422 of 1491 Re: Option Credits [bamatx]
Feb 20, 2011 (2:32 pm)
Hi bamatx. I tend to agree with you - the TMV can't account for the free option on this vehicle (Invoice $20635 / MSRP $22850.) I think your approach was a fair one (taking TMV, minus the invoice of the free option.) Having this "free" option gets much more confusing when negotiating - I bought back in December when there was the flat $1k "You-ification" credit.
If the Automatic really is "free", then the adjusted invoice is $19510 and the adjusted MSRP is $21600. Your offer of $20728 is still giving them $1200 of profit...
Feb 23, 2011 (9:53 am)
I picked up my 2011 Mini Cooper yesterday. MSRP $24,200 dealer invoice $22,532. Using carwoo.com I offered $500 over dealer invoice minus $1575 premium package credit for a price of $20,957. with tax title and license OTD was $22,593.86
#1424 of 1491 Re: 2011 Cooper Hardtop [chueng]
Feb 25, 2011 (5:29 pm)
Unfortunately no it didn't.