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MINI Cooper, MINI Cooper Clubman, MINI Cooper Countryman, Coupe, Hatchback, SUV
#878 of 1499 2006 MINI Cooper S Conv
Sep 02, 2007 (1:50 am)
I wish I found the forum earlier when I was buying a new MINI.
Anyway, like to share some thoughts:
Got omy MINI S Conv. from Nick Alexander just a little bit below sticker price. $35,000 out of the door, with an MSRP just below $33,000 :o)
Great people to work with. In and out of the dealership with in 2 hrs.
Not sure if I can post this.... Had a very bad experience at Assael MINI. I have been thinking about getting a new MINI for a long time, since I am a big MINI fan (have an original 71 MINI 1000, AUTO RHD). I went to Assael MINI first, since they are the closet to me. The sales person came out and greeted me, then asked what I currently drive. Told him, I have a Civic. Then, I asked him if I can have a MINI brochure. He told me MINI don't give out brochures. Then, walked away. :o(
Plus, ASSAEL's MINI service dept is terrible. No one answers the phone over there and if you try to leave them a message, most likely they won't reply.
Sep 11, 2007 (7:13 am)
Has anyone had an experience Keeler Mini in Albany NY? Mini dealers in these parts are scarce.
Sep 20, 2007 (10:22 am)
We took a delivery of 07 Yellow Mellow Cooper just 2 weeks ago in CT. We have onyl two dealers in state and luckily we live 10 miles from one. My wife drove it and loved it and we ended up ordering our yellow mini with checkers on the mirrors and roof from factory, optioned exactly as we liked (premium, cold, sports packages). Took 5 weeks to get. They were not discounting it at all, but threw in rubber mats and we pursuaded them to forgo their mandatory VIN etching, paint sealant, etc. While overall it seems to be a trend that they would not discount the car off MSRP, it seems that our salesperson as well as their business manager were a bit indifferent as to whether we would buy a car or not. No pressure is good, but a sort of no enthusiasm on their part either - if I knew nothing about the Mini, I would probably walk away to buy something else. Anyway - 500 miles down the road now and mife wife still loves it and I drove it too for a few days and it has a personality that beats its relative lack of power (if this car was not for my wife, I would have gotten Cooper S). SO far only 33 mpg with 70% highway driving, but I hope it does get better.
#881 of 1499 Need help regarding pick-up of my Mini
Sep 27, 2007 (7:52 pm)
I got an email from my MF saying that my car is ready for pickup in So Cal. I have a dilemma in that I'm stuck in Northern California for work until the 3rd. My MA is telling me that I have to sign the contracts by the end of the month. I could do that via faxing, etc., but I really think I should see the car before I sign for it.
Additionally, I'd love your input, do you guys think that there will be much of a change in interest rates for October, since it is the first time the 1/2 point cut will affect BMW Financial or other Lenders? If it will, then waiting until the 1st to pick it up would be worth it.
What can/should I do???
Oct 03, 2007 (11:43 am)
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Nov 08, 2007 (11:28 am)
how much should i be spending on an ASTRO BLACK mini copper type S 2 door, not convertible.
The prices that i have been quoted are from 26k to 33k.
please let me know.. and where is the best place to purchase.. if i am going to spend 25K should i consider another car? honda accord coupe??
San Francisco, CA
#884 of 1499 Re: HELP!! [jondc212]
Nov 08, 2007 (1:43 pm)
Most MINI dealers offer nothing off of MSRP and then charge you a dealer "doc" fee on top of that. I have seen some have specials with $500 off MSRP + add the fee back.
What you spend after that just depends on the options you want. The stipper S is not a bad price, but if you want sports pack, premium, convenience, etc you end up with a lot of money in the car.
I test drove a new Cooper S just the other day and I TRIED to love the car, but that much power and FWD = massive torque steer. The car with sports pack and runflats is stiffer than my S2000 and stiffer than my RX-8, M5, ;vette, and any number of other cars used to be. But this is not "good" stiffness, it is rough ride stiffness.
Look could look at the Si coupe and sedan, the sedan for sure can be had a nice price. For $30k you could also look at the 350z, Mustang GT, and even a left over 07 G35 coupe ($2,500 in dealer money on those now).
The MINI is cute inside and out, and if you don't mind the BMW-esqe high failure rate and the FWD torque steer and small size can be a real hoot. But there are other FWD choices and lots of nice RWD cars to look at as well given the high price of a loaded MINI.
#885 of 1499 Re: HELP!! [jondc212]
Nov 09, 2007 (2:06 pm)
I forgot to mention, if the FWD turbo torque steer does not bother you then go test drive a Mazdaspeed3. You get a lot more space and nice handling and acceleration for less money - and probably more reliable. No free maintenance and less MPGs, however.
You could probably swing a new S2000 as well. RWD drop top that is quick handles super and returns 24 mpg around town.
#886 of 1499 Re: HELP!! [jondc212]
Nov 09, 2007 (2:25 pm)
Here is what I paid for my 2007 Cooper S a few months ago:
3 yr / 36K mi lease / $291 per month
Chilli Red with Black Bonnet stripes
Cold weather package
Brushed alloy interior
16" bridge spoke w/ performance tires
$2500 out-of-pocket includes first month's payment, security deposit, tax, title, fee, etc.
I remember I checked every dealer along the North-East coast and no one was willing to give that deal except Habberstad Mini NY. Talk to Maureen there (if you wish to go to NY).
#887 of 1499 Ordered our Mini in Ohio
Nov 11, 2007 (8:50 am)
Yesterday placed our order for a 2007 Mini. Dealer said it was his "last slot" for ordering a 2007. Managed to get it at $500 under MSRP.
6 Speed Manual
Pepper White w/ Black Roof/Mirrors
Cold Weather Package
Auto Dimming Rear View Mirror
Universal Garage Door Opener
Chrome Line Interior
Cream White Color Line
Piano Black Interior Surface
Carpet Floor Mats
Hopefully it will be here just in time for Christmas!