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MINI Cooper, MINI Cooper Clubman, MINI Cooper Countryman, Coupe, Hatchback, SUV
#1453 of 1491 2012 Mini Hardtop Lease Residuals/Money Factors
Oct 12, 2011 (7:21 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!
#1454 of 1491 Looking for advise on used models
Oct 23, 2011 (7:11 pm)
I am looking at buying a used MINI in the next few weeks. I have my eye on a 2006 that I like the features best of any I see on the internet. I read on another forum to stay away from 2002-2006 models. Is this true? Any advise on things I should watch out for?
#1455 of 1491 Re: Looking for advise on used models [shaz2]
Oct 23, 2011 (8:25 pm)
There is a body and system difference. Better, much much better vehicle. Don't be afraid to give up on some features for an overall better vehicle.
#1456 of 1491 Re: Parking light on all the time??? [kyfdx]
Dec 17, 2011 (8:02 pm)
Found this thread because I just bought a 2009 MINI and, though I've only driven it three times since having bought it, I hadn't noticed the "P" staying lit. You say, though, that that's how it should be, yes? Also, though, there's a light on top of the steering wheel that blinks. Is that the security system, or is that a problem trying to get my attention?
Thank you in advance.
#1457 of 1491 Re: Parking light on all the time??? [highway65]
by kyfdx HOST
Dec 18, 2011 (10:23 am)
There is a whole group of MINI discussions, HERE, where you are more likely to find other owners and answers to your questions...
This discussion is for new car pricing..
#1458 of 1491 2010 Mini Cooper S a good deal?
Jan 29, 2012 (12:32 pm)
I'd appreciate some advice. Does this sounds like a good deal on a used 2010 Mini Cooper S?
$20K, 22kmiles, automatic, premium and sports pkg, bluetooth, piano black interior. Very clean. The car seems to have a bit of turbo lag from a dead stop, but from what I understand, that's normal.
Or would I be better off going for a new one at the .09 financing offered in January? I know they depreciate quite a bit as soon as you drive them off the lot. I haven't bought many cars in my life and would love to hear opions from more experienced buyers/Mini owners.
#1459 of 1491 Mini Cooper Impact Studies - There are None!!!
Mar 06, 2012 (12:53 pm)
I am one lucky dad. My daughter had an accident in her Mini Cooper. She had rear ended the car in front of her because two cars in front of her slammed on their brakes as did the car in front of her. Greatfull that it was a low speed impact and the car in front of her was not damaged. The bonnet (hood) of the Mini Cooper was bent and imediately the car burst into flames. The flames and smoke from the engine compartment filled the inside and luckly my daughter could get out of the car. Within minutes the car was totally in flames and the whole car a total lost. This site says that the safety of this car is good. Look at the safety tests on impact and there is none. No lawyer will touch this because there were no deaths or major injuries. How many people must die before Mini and BMW pull these death traps off the street. The transmissions, water pumps and electrical systems also cause fires to this car. Check to see how many recalls to the late model Mini Coopers there are. I just thank God that my daughter or no one else was injured or killed. If she had be stuck in the car for one minute more she would have died from the fames or smoke
#1460 of 1491 Re: Mini Cooper Impact Studies - There are None!!! [randybey]
Mar 15, 2012 (10:45 pm)
You've got to be kidding me.
#1461 of 1491 Re: Mini Cooper Impact Studies - There are None!!! [joshknot]
Mar 17, 2012 (3:22 am)
I think he posted this exact same post about two weeks ago.
#1462 of 1491 Just ordered my new 2012 Mini Countryman!
May 10, 2012 (6:20 am)
Had to share my excitement - we just ordered my new 2012 Mini Countryman Base model with the following options: Septronic automatic transmission, moonroof, heated leather seats, center arm rest, 3 rear seats, flat load floor, park distance control, bluetooth/usb/Ipod adapter, white turn signals in white w/black roof & interior, black alloy wheels & mirror caps. It will be here 5/15! Can't wait to give my feedback on it - we test drove a similar model without the options I wanted and it was a blast! A great small car that's lots of fun for the type of driving I do. I'm so looking forward to FINALLY having the Mini I've wanted for so many years.