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MINI Cooper, MINI Cooper Clubman, MINI Cooper Countryman, Coupe, Hatchback, SUV
#1444 of 1499 Re: Just Ordered a Mini Clubman. Past expierience stories anyone? [miss_pulkadot]
Jun 17, 2011 (5:21 am)
The owners lounge is usually behind and your baby is already in the next step. I have ordered 2 and that has always been the case. I got my 2011 Mini Countryman All4 in about 12 weeks from order. And my 2009 Cooper S took about 10 weeks. Just depends on when it gets into production and how long it has to wait for the boat ride. Enjoy it when you get it!
#1445 of 1499 Re: Just Ordered a Mini Clubman. Past expierience stories anyone? [fierket]
Jun 17, 2011 (11:04 am)
fierket-when you ordered your cars did you live in Florida?
#1446 of 1499 Re: How good of a deal is this? [blueginger]
Jul 09, 2011 (7:53 pm)
I'm in LA southbay as well. Do you mind sending me the name of the dealer & manager who helped you out? Thanks!
#1447 of 1499 Countryman
Jul 09, 2011 (7:58 pm)
I'm ordering a '12 Countryman S. MSRP is $32,050 and two dealerships have given a final price of $31,500. Does this seem reasonable based on your experience w/ the Countryman? Should I expect to pay the delivery and doc fees?
Thanks for any advice.
#1448 of 1499 Re: Countryman [el3553]
Jul 10, 2011 (12:41 am)
Check truecar.com Their prices and service use the same back-end as several other major sites.
Still, $32K is a lot of money for a car like that.
#1449 of 1499 love the mini cooper
Jul 17, 2011 (10:14 pm)
I love the mini cooper.Ever since I saw that car I've been courting my dad for one.Is it a high maintenance car?
#1450 of 1499 Re: love the mini cooper [maddieson]
Jul 18, 2011 (11:59 am)
Unfortunately, while most of the car is very well built, the transmissions and engines are known to be problematic The S moreso due to the supercharger). And rather expensive to fix.
It's a great car. But it's not an economical choice by any means.
#1451 of 1499 Re: love the mini cooper [maddieson]
Jul 19, 2011 (6:33 am)
I agree with Plekto.
Even though its labeled a MINI, its still a BMW product, and it has BMW performance characteristics, which makes it an extremely fun car to drive.
Unfortunately, it also shares another BMW characteristic, which is above average costs of repairs (when/if they are needed).
My wife bought a 2005 convertible new, and still owns it. She loves the car, and has been very fortunate in having low repair/maintenance costs. Still, she would tell you that it isn't the least expensive ride.
Its still not a car I would recommend to one on a limited budget, unless they were going to lease it, and only keep the car while under warranty.
Aug 15, 2011 (8:48 am)
buying my first mini in the next couple weeks and need some advice.
I plan on ordering a 2012 bc i cant find what i want in a 2011 anywhere, im wanting a cooper S silver with black stripes and black wheels, im considering a package prob convineance but only if i can get it trown in for free bc i dont really want it that bad.
without the package the msrp online is 24,300 and id really like to pay no more that that total cost with all ttl and fees, and less if i can, what do you guys think??
#1453 of 1499 2012 Mini Hardtop Lease Residuals/Money Factors
Oct 12, 2011 (6:21 am)
I was hoping someone might be able to share the current residuals and money factors for 2012 Cooper Hardtop Base for 10/12/15K mile 36-month leases (assuming top tier credit). My Cooper is being picked up this Saturday, and I have a feeling the dealer is marking up the money factor (was quoted at .00170 last month, but now they say it has gone higher and I don't believe them).
Thanks in advance for any help you may be able to provide!