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MINI Cooper, MINI Cooper Clubman, MINI Cooper Countryman, Coupe, Hatchback, SUV
#1427 of 1491 April 2011 Promo
Apr 12, 2011 (5:55 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 1491 Re: Best time to buy a mini [jlin1028]
Apr 12, 2011 (8:30 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.
#1429 of 1491 How good of a deal is this?
Apr 13, 2011 (7:51 pm)
Getting automatic HT with premium package and bluetooth in base color (chili red). Got offer of $20887 (before taxes and fees) which is $1152 over factory invoice. MSRP is $23600. This is taking into account the premium package promotion.
#1430 of 1491 Re: How good of a deal is this? [blueginger]
Apr 14, 2011 (12:53 pm)
Based on other deals I've seen recently, that seems like a good deal. The Promo they are running currently is the best promo in over a year. They are really trying to push Mini's right now. The issue I'm having with the dealership is that they don't have many base models with just a prem package, so they just don't have many to chose from. I think I just need to get over wanting a specific color.
#1431 of 1491 Re: Best time to buy a mini [plekto]
Apr 14, 2011 (9:43 pm)
After reading through all the horror stories in the "Clutch" thread, I think I will be going with the automatic transmission. I'm actually going this weekend rather than next. I'm having problems sleeping at night thinking of my new Mini
#1432 of 1491 Re: How good of a deal is this? [blueginger]
Apr 14, 2011 (9:53 pm)
Would you mind to share from where you got the price? we tried to get exact same configure, even same red color, the local dealers won't budge, we tried costco auto program was offered meagerly 250 off msrp from a 40-mile away dealer. we are in N. Cal, bay area.
#1433 of 1491 Re: Best time to buy a mini [phunke1]
Apr 15, 2011 (12:37 am)
Well, if you don't know what to do, you can burn out a clutch fairly quickly. Then again, I've had a car with a completely dead clutch only once in my life, so YMMV of course.
In any case, the solution to it when or if it happens is to replace the OEM clutch with a racing one that's 2-3x stronger.
#1434 of 1491 Re: New Purchase [thunedr1013]
Apr 23, 2011 (4:45 pm)
Wow, this is insanely great deal! Where are you located? I feel like I got ripped off then. I just put a deposit down on a 2011 Mini Cooper, premium package, automatic trans, with Mini Connect no navigation. MSRP was $24300 and I tried to get them to go below $22000, but they wouldn't budge off of $22725, which was pretty much the option credit! They gave the same story about "double dipping", that the credit doesn't come off their invoice, but I thought that was bs. I was kind of annoyed but they had to transfer this specific car from the port, so I thought it was still a pretty decent deal considering all the leg work they did to find the exact car I wanted. I'm located in So Cal and wondering if anyone has had success negotiating in this region. Bleh, I really want the car and actually don't mind paying that price until I saw that you got your car close to 2K lower than mine!! ignorance is bliss..heheh.
#1435 of 1491 Re: How good of a deal is this? [kent2k]
Apr 24, 2011 (11:46 pm)
I'm in LA. Dealer is Southbay internet dept. Please private msg me for the name of the internet mgr who took care of me. It was painless and actually a great experience! I just picked it up this weekend and I'm in love. I have been dreaming of this car for a long time and it's finally a reality!
#1436 of 1491 May 2011 - looking for new Mini
May 16, 2011 (6:07 am)
Looking to buy a new Mini cooper within the next two weeks. A couple of questions -
1. Any sense on price flexibility? I know that most minis are customized, so it may be difficult to do exact numbers, but roughly a couple thousand or so?
2. Any idea what it takes to actually get the 0.9% financing they advertise? (I have great credit, but sometimes that's not all their looking for.)
3. Are brokers like carwoo or others actually good ways to buy a car, or is it better to just go straight to dealer? (I live in CT.)