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MINI Cooper, MINI Cooper Clubman, MINI Cooper Countryman, Coupe, Hatchback, SUV
#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.
#1463 of 1491 Re: Just ordered my new 2012 Mini Countryman! [kandrive]
May 12, 2012 (7:19 pm)
Congrats! I'm looking at the Countryman as well (upgrading in size from my Cooper Hardtop.) What type of price did you pay?
#1464 of 1491 Re: Just ordered my new 2012 Mini Countryman! [dad2be]
May 14, 2012 (9:32 am)
Negotiations so far are just verbal. When this Mini gets to the dealer (maybe 5/17 or 5/18) we were quoted $25,800 which is $1000 off MSRP ($26,800 w/options listed above). We called all the dealerships in So. California asking for quotes and that was the best price we could find for such a desired car so our nearby Mini dealership is matching it. No one had this actual model on their lots so we had to wait for a new shipment from the UK. We were told by all dealerships that they can't keep this car on the lot - they sell so fast - so they mainly sell them on "spec". We really had to search hard to find a Countryman Base w/automatic to test drive! Most Mini's on the lots are "S" models and AWD, which we didn't need/want, and the Base is sold almost as fast as they get them.
It's really a roomy car inside, very comfortable and with high quality details (to us, compared to other makes out there that are similar - I've driven them all) and the Mini is so much fun to drive! The Base has all the power I need since I'm not an aggressive driver. The dealer let us take it on the frwy and up towards our local mountains to make sure it had enough "guts" - which it does, in spades. We think Mini did a great job, in our opinion, for making this a crossover from the classic Mini - a fun car with a bit more room. I'm a little biased right now due to my excitement of finally having a Mini - lol!
#1465 of 1491 can i negotiate
May 26, 2012 (4:58 pm)
Found a 2012 countryman s with premium package and bluetooth for 26,879. It's a demo so they have discounted from 30,300. Am I able to negotiate with them to get lower or are demo prices pretty set? this is a really good deal right?
#1466 of 1491 Re: Just ordered my new 2012 Mini Countryman! [kandrive]
May 27, 2012 (7:45 am)
To update, upon delivery of the 2012 MINI Countryman we were able to negotiate $1,250 off the MSRP which brought the final cost from $26,800 to our price of $25,550! Thrilled with this - the dealer was great to work with and the car was exactly as we had ordered it. Loving it thoroughly and have no regrets at all that we chose a MINI Countryman!
#1467 of 1491 Re: can i negotiate [jeb3779]
May 27, 2012 (7:52 am)
What's included in the "premium" package? Also, how many miles on the demo? Automatic or Manual? As for negotiating, it never hurts to ask for a lower price - we were originally offered $750 off ours (2012 Countryman Base w/automatic, moonroof, heated leather seats, rear back-up sensors, etc.) and we ended up getting $1250 off the MSRP. Had to special order it tho and wait for 3 weeks but it was well worth the wait!
Good luck - it sounds like a great price depending on the options! Hope it works out for you - it's an amazing car!! Loving mine!
#1468 of 1491 Re: can i negotiate [kandrive]
May 28, 2012 (7:57 am)
thanks for replying...the premium package is
Premium Package - $1,750
Includes:  Anti-Theft Alarm System And  Comfort Access Keyless Entry And  Chrome Line Interior And  Auto-Dimming Rear View Mirror And  Rain Sensor and Auto Headlights And  Automatic Climate Control
it is automatic and has bluetooth. around 3k miles and it is a countryman s