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MINI Cooper, MINI Cooper Clubman, MINI Cooper Countryman, Coupe, Hatchback, SUV
#845 of 1491 Re: I'm taking the plunge [plekto]
Jul 29, 2007 (10:33 am)
The 1 series is not light , there's no proof it's better than a Mini and a 128 will easily be 600 pounds heavier than a Mini. If you want to save cash, a 1 series via ED would probably make it quite cheap (far cheaper than a Mini).
I got rid of my 2006 e90 and replaced it with n 07 Mini Cooper S. The 330i on paper is "better" than a mini too. Yet it's near zero fun to drive even with a manual and sport package. For 11k less than my 330i's 36k brand-new sales price I got a car that's a gas to drive daily.
#846 of 1491 Re: I'm taking the plunge [blueguydotcom]
Jul 29, 2007 (10:47 am)
Well, I agree. The problem with the current 3 series are that they are the size and weight of the mid 90s 5 series and then some. I can't stand them.
The 1? It's light by comparison
For someone who was looking at a current generation 3 series and wants something smaller like a Mini, it seems to be a good compromise. Plus, the "M" version of the 1(though they can't call it a M1) is horrendously fast.
#847 of 1491 Re: I'm taking the plunge [plekto]
Jul 29, 2007 (12:38 pm)
Doubtful they'll make an M version of the 1 series as BMW's doing the whole PR-junk by claiming the 135 has M components - you know parts stamped with the BMW M logo.
I don't think they were looking for fast as they were in a 328i - a car that's not even close to fast.
#848 of 1491 Re: I'm taking the plunge [blueguydotcom]
Jul 29, 2007 (3:17 pm)
The 135i will have M series components and a *300* HP turbo I-6 engine. With a 5-600 lb lighter vehicle, this is going to be a rocket compared to a 3 series.
#849 of 1491 Re: I'm taking the plunge [plekto]
Jul 29, 2007 (4:35 pm)
The 135i will be at most 200 lbs lighter than the 335i. I was commenting that at 2600 lbs the Cooper is significantly lighter than the 3 and 1 (1000 lbs for one and really about 800 lbs for the other). That's a gap of major proportions.
#850 of 1491 ASSAEL MINI Dealership Experience
Jul 29, 2007 (7:38 pm)
I've been shopping around for the best price on my mini and got the best quote from ASSAEL Mini. I'm trying to find out what anyone's experience has been with this dealership?
#851 of 1491 Re: ASSAEL MINI Dealership Experience [gobebe]
Jul 29, 2007 (9:49 pm)
My experience with Assael was generally pleasant. MA Nick seemed to know what he is doing. I was offered MSRP and yet to decide to go with 07 or 08 model. What kind of deal do you get?
#852 of 1491 Re: ASSAEL MINI Dealership Experience [futures10]
Jul 29, 2007 (10:12 pm)
Their out the door quote for the following specs in addition to free black floor mats:
2007 MINI COOPER S:
450.00 Astro Black Metallic
300.00 Cold Weather Pkg.
1,400.00 Premium Pkg.
500.00 Dynamic Stabilty Control
1,350.00 6-Speed Automatic
200.00 Anthracite Headliner
1,500.00 Leather Punch Carbon Black
2,100.00 Computer Navigation System
300.00 Interior Surface English Oak
586.00 iPod Adapter installed
$30,536.00 Selling Price plus T & L
Out of the door price will read $ 33,413.51
#853 of 1491 Re: ASSAEL MINI Dealership Experience [gobebe]
Jul 30, 2007 (6:50 am)
Wow! I had no idea it was possible to build a $30k mini! At least, not without the JCW package, anyway.
#854 of 1491 Re: ASSAEL MINI Dealership Experience [qbrozen]
Jul 30, 2007 (7:12 am)
That car still isn't fully loaded factory options either, then there are more dealer accessories and the convertible model for more money.
It's probably possible to get close to $40K for a Cooper S convertible with everything including tax and license.