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MINI Cooper, MINI Cooper Clubman, MINI Cooper Countryman, Coupe, Hatchback, SUV
#980 of 1499 Re: Some questions about the Mini [waterflame]
Mar 31, 2008 (10:38 am)
I have to say you should see the Stock Clubman's at your Dealer before you think you cannot afford a Clubman 08. I was shocked myself at the prices at my Mini Dealer.
I have been on the Miniusa site a thousand times for research of each model 07, 08. I have built many Mini's online via the Mini Site.
After logging over 1000 hours online in researching Auto's ...for my New Purchase I found I kept coming back to the Mini Cooper. The Miniusa site allows you to build them and I almost always came up with a figure I could not afford.
However going to the Dealership * BMW MINI COOPER Dealer* I found that I had many choices with many Mini's including the Clubman that were affordable and had many packages on them.
I just purchased a 2007 * built 10/07 Mini Cooper this Month with -
Sport Pack, Cold Weather Pack, Black Leather Seats, All Black Gloss Inlay of Dash and interior, Chrome kit exterior,Duel Moon Roof, IPOD, the list goes on and on ... Has Everything plus +++++. Not to mention all the incredible Adds that BMW offers when you purchase a vehicle from them. Was a Win Win for Me.
23k MSRP. When I built a similar on line it came up over 29k +.
Think of this - at least - Green Rating
Mileage - which is top
Depreciation on any Mini Cooper is little to none comparative to any other Car on the Road today.
My Purchase of a Mini came with no cost added - Bumper to Bumper free Maint -55k miles, Free Oil Changes for 3 yrs, 24/7 Road Service from BMW for the duration of owning the Vehicle, its worth going to the Dealership and hearing the bottom line and Seeing the actual Vehicles .. Then YOU Can see what is feasible for you to Buy, Lease etc...... I have had my MINI for a few Weeks Now and It's Better than I ever could Expect it to be. It Puts a Smile on My Face Every Time I drive it.
I Love MY Car and I cannot even state how Good it feels to know my purchase of this vehicle "for once" .. I have no regrets on how I spent my money on a vehicle.
I am tired of investing in Bic Lighter Auto's ..that the Vehicle itself Runs out of Worth before the loan is paid.
Time For You too .. Make Your Money work For You
#981 of 1499 Re: Some questions about the Mini [ksmoto]
Mar 31, 2008 (9:18 pm)
It's funny to see someone else spending hours on the Mini website as well. I must have at least 10 different configurations from the past 3 months. It does get addictive..tinkering around, adding features you want and then making up for the extra cost by cutting back on stuff you weren't sure about.
It's astounding that you got a $6000 dollar discount on your fully loaded Mini.Its great to know that buying a previous years model does result in major dealer price cuts.I plan on keeping my Mini for a few years so the instant depreciation of buying a previous years model doesn't really bother me. Do you mind me asking where you got your Mini from?
#982 of 1499 Re: Some questions about the Mini [waterflame]
Mar 31, 2008 (9:46 pm)
Where I purchased my Brand New Baby - Motor City Mini in Michigan. Its the Only Mini Dealer in MI. I checked Kelly Blue book even prior to purchasing my Mini. I checked first a 2006 Model - It had less than 1000.00 in depreciation ... even purchasing it 2nd party. I know for a fact that any other car would depreciate up to 7000K just from signing and driving it off the Dealer lot. My Dad sold Cars for 47 yrs .. Yes he did. And I learned throughout the years from him. My Mini Purchase was my First purchase of a Car in my life that I had " purchase power" on my own. Meaning I was able to Chose the vehicle of my choice on my Own without others inside you should, you could blah blah. I live in Michigan Automotive STATE ... Used to be our Motto. Its not the Automotive State any longer ...I can say. I worked in Automotive for 9 yrs myself. I know the inside of what is within the Build of a car - how many hours of design, engineering ..etc.. and it's really amazing that Any One can afford to Purchase any Vehicle at all. Seems to all come together in the End on the Window Sticker
Keep in Touch Waterflame
K S is MOTO ..and Loving it
#983 of 1499 Re: Some questions about the Mini [ksmoto]
Apr 07, 2008 (12:10 pm)
Towne Mini in Buffalo is offering $800 off MSRP on a Cooper S.
#984 of 1499 Re: Some questions about the Mini [jackel142]
Apr 07, 2008 (1:40 pm)
I hope this is the appropriate forum for this.
International Autos of Milwaukee,WI has 2 automatic 2008 Clubman S models on the lot that are about $2500 off the MSRP of $29,000. Too bad thats still about 3k above my price range.
Also, all they're willing to knock of the MSRP for a previous years model was $1000. That too in January 2009 for the 08 models.
#985 of 1499 About the price of Mini Cooper
Apr 07, 2008 (1:56 pm)
I visited Boston Mini dealer shop today.
I tried to find the car what I want but I could not.
A dealer offered me 08 mini cooper with Premium Pkg, Cold Weather Pkg, Auto Transmission, DSC, 16" alloy wheels, center armrest, and fog lights.
Actually I do not need center armrest and fog lights. I need Xenon headlights and multifunction wheel
Though I did not negotiate the price yet, MSRP of that car was $23,700.
1. How much is the best price for it? I will buy it as cash.
Please tell me about your buying experience.
2. I consider to buy alarm system. Do I need it?
3. Can I have a cruise control without buying a sport wheel w/multifunction?
4. How can I make good deal?
It will be my first car, please help me~~~~~~
Apr 08, 2008 (7:17 am)
I have had an 07 mini for about a year. I never use the fancy steering wheel and never use cruise control. I personally don't think the steering wheel is worth it. I also only control my stereo and bluetooth phone through the radio, not the steering wheel. I don't do that much highway driving, more NYC driving, but still, if you're unsure about the steering wheel, I woudln't bother.
Features I can't live without
-comfort access (it's AMAjZING)j
-autodim rearview mirror (SO MUCH better than just flipping your mirror)
-Bluetooth phone--really great, although perhaps the ones you buy and just clip on your overhead thing are good too...sometimes my caller can't hear me too well, but I can always hear them loud and clear--I don't know if their reception is my phone or the bluetooth
- auto air and warm seats are good although not sure they are that necessary
-the armrest sucks, I would buy a non-Mini kind that is much bigger and install it later, there is a website with Mini accessories that has some good looking ones
I got my car off the lot so I ended up with features that I wouldn't have necessarily ordered, and some, like the armrest, I thought I must have, I wouldn't have once I used them. But COMFORT ACCESS IS A MUST, esp. if you are a girl--you get in your car FAST in a dark parking lot, and also when you are carrying heavy things and can't dig for your key.
#987 of 1499 Re: hi [tica]
Apr 09, 2008 (2:19 pm)
Thank you for helpful answering!!
Did you get discount on your car?
Can you tell me where you bought?
#988 of 1499 my discount
Apr 09, 2008 (8:17 pm)
I got some appareantly unheard of deal--
a one year lease for 2350 down plus 169 month, for 12K miles. The car was originally 24,300, and now my residual to buy after a year is 21,300. So apparently that was a super low interest rate. IT was at Hassel Mini in Long Island, NY. Not sure if that deal is possible again.
#989 of 1499 Price question
Apr 10, 2008 (11:37 am)
could I ask you guys, when you mentioned about MSRP or the OTD price in the posts, do you include the warranty? tax? and other registration fee/ Documentation fee ?
Besides the price, the tax, the insurance, what else cost I should consider about? I just got my license...totally new here ...thank you!