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Acura RSX, MINI Cooper
Nov 29, 2004 (7:13 am)
Your thoughts regarding 87 vs. 91 octane parallel mine exactly.
On the Mini's depreciation, it may be a little early to know, since it's still a relatively new model. Advertised selling prices of used Minis would indicate a high residual value, but I don't know if that's consistent with actual selling prices. BMW's strategy of managing the supply of Minis is certainly helping resale values, unlike, say, Ford's strategy of producing as many, or, arguably, more Tauruses than the market can comfortably absorb. The fact that the Mini is desirable, which keeps demand relatively strong, is the other part of the equation on residual values. It appears that Acura is steering (forgive the pun) a middle course with the RSX, which would explain why the RSX's depreciation rate (from list price, at least) is greater than the Mini's, but much better than the Taurus'.
#11 of 12 to anyone who owns a mini
Jan 11, 2005 (12:56 am)
i own a 2004 mini cooper with the CVT transmition. i have noticed that bob smith mini, the local dealer, is in compitant. i have an issue with the engine bogging out and chugging while idle, at slow speeds, or in reverse. does anyone have any idea why this is or does anybody else have this problem? another problem i have is that when I'm on the freeway going about 70-75 mph, the passenger side door whistles like the wind is getting through the window or the door but everything is shut correctly. does anyone know what the hell i can do because I'm getting no help from the local dealer.
#12 of 12 Re: to anyone who owns a mini [willsie]
Jan 11, 2005 (9:25 am)
I'm sorry to hear about your problems with the Mini. Dont expect to get much of a response on this forum...its not the right one for your quiry. Try the MiniCooper(S& base styles) forum or MINI problems and solutions.