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MINI Cooper, MINI Cooper Clubman, MINI Cooper Countryman, Coupe, Hatchback, SUV
#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?
#1422 of 1499 Re: Option Credits [bamatx]
Feb 20, 2011 (1:32 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 (8:53 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 1499 Re: 2011 Cooper Hardtop [chueng]
Feb 25, 2011 (4:29 pm)
Unfortunately no it didn't.
#1425 of 1499 Any Mini from the Bay Area (San Jose)?
Feb 28, 2011 (7:47 pm)
I just started looking into the Mini this week? Any advise? Many TIA
#1426 of 1499 Best time to buy a mini
Mar 01, 2011 (9:09 pm)
Im trying to buy a mini before this August.Since I still have months, all i can do is search for the best deals. Before i going to buy one, I really need help for answering few questions that im concern.
When is the best time to buy a mini???
Since the I want the mini Nav Connected, i have to order the mini, I did customized it online, and the total comes up 32,000. Do car dealer allow give deals for ordering a mini?? How much is they usually offer??
and last, I learned to drove a manual transmission 4 years ago (mostly forget it all), and Im in New York City. Do you recommended to buy a manual or automatic?? the manual could save $1700, but im worry a new stick driver will damage the engine if I didnt drive it properly.
Thank you for replying, im really appreciated.
#1427 of 1499 April 2011 Promo
Apr 12, 2011 (4:55 pm)
Mini's current deal looks pretty sweet.
On select Mini's (Have been in contact with my local Mini dealership (Atl, GA) and it's all Cooper and Cooper S')
0.9 % Financing
You get one of the following packages for free:
Premium Package ($1750 Value), Sports Package (1250), Automatic Transmission (1250)
I'm headed to the dealership easter weekend. The question is if I end up with a Cooper or a Cooper S
#1428 of 1499 Re: Best time to buy a mini [jlin1028]
Apr 12, 2011 (7:30 pm)
You should buy a manual S with only the suspension and performance upgrades. None of the bloat and bling. This will result in a car that is highly sought after when you sell it, and it will drive very well.
Note - stick with the stock tires.
Here is what I suggest:
Manual, S hard top.
- Center Arm Rest
- Sport Suspension
- Traction Control
- Auto Dimming Rear View Mirror
- Premium Sound
- Homelink/Garage Opener
- JCW Strut Brace
- JCW Sport Suspension
- JCW Sport Gauge Kit
$27544 MSRP (figure $26K or so after haggling) - All the meat and none of the fluff. If you need a GPS, get a Garman. For $400, you can get a unit that's portable and four times better than any OEM unit. This will be depreciate 15-25% slower than the normal models as this is what tuners and drivers who want the manual will want used. And it's crazy fast.