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MINI Cooper, MINI Cooper Countryman, Car Leasing, Coupe, Convertible, Hatchback, SUV
#542 of 729 Re: MINI 2012 Hardtop Base Leasing [ldodb]
Feb 08, 2012 (6:15 pm)
the S is better for just purchase at the moment. even if the residual gets better by 2% next month still the base hardtop is the way to go. you can put optional sport suspension, john cooper works pkg which has sexy challenge spoke rims and the body kit which makes it look a step above the S since it gives the car the john cooper works look. and i believe that with this set up its just as fun as the S - the turbo lag. it will handle better than an S with those rims and stiff sport suspension.
#543 of 729 Re: MINI 2012 Hardtop Base Leasing [amir]
Feb 08, 2012 (8:32 pm)
Base model: 121 hp, 114 ft/lbs, 0-60 8.4 sec
S model: 181 hp, 177 ft/pbs, 0-60 6.6 sec
Putting the JCW APPEARANCE items on a base model not going to make it a fast car. I would spend my money on the real stuff and not the for show stuff
#544 of 729 Re: MINI 2012 Hardtop Base Leasing [amir]
Feb 08, 2012 (9:19 pm)
It is apparent that you have done your homework as your figures concur with mine. Would you kindly post the name of the Dealer who provided you with your deal?
#545 of 729 Re: MINI 2012 Hardtop Base Leasing [dwynne]
Feb 09, 2012 (5:09 pm)
I agree with you on Cooper S being a better car but it's not for leasing . It's payment exceeds $400 with some nice options and that puts the car into the ultimate driving machine territory (BMW). currently I have a 128i convertable with all options and its 439 including tax for a 12k/36m min drive off lease .
#546 of 729 Re: 2012 Mini Cooper Hardtop Base [bajafresh]
by Car_man HOST
Feb 09, 2012 (5:12 pm)
Hi bajafresh. A $750 dealer discount is so-so, not bad but not great either. The money factor that you were quoted is way too high. You should be getting the .00150 that you've seen mentioned here, assuming that your credit is in good shape.
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#547 of 729 Re: 2012 Mini Cooper Hardtop Base
Feb 14, 2012 (8:48 am)
I've been able to get the discount to $1450 ($500 option credit, $1050 from the dealer), and they agreed to the normal money factor and acq. fee. Would you mind reviewing their proposed 'final' deal please? Also, could you confirm a 66% residual on this car if we go to 15,000 miles/year? Thanks!
268.61 per month
12k miles per year
36 month term
0.00150 money factor
725 acquisition fee +tax (paid up front)
836.55 due at signing (acq fee, first month payment less 249, title, license plate transfer, registration paid up front)
Cap cost 24150.74
1049.26 discount from dealer & 500 from MINI = 1549.26 total discount
#548 of 729 February Base Hard Top Numbers?
Feb 14, 2012 (2:42 pm)
I'm looking at a base Cooper hard-top on a 10K per year, 3 year lease. From the messages above I see that the money factor for February is 0.00150. However, can you provide me with the residual value?
#549 of 729 Lease Info for MINI Countryman S Feb 2012
Feb 17, 2012 (9:03 pm)
Hi Car Man,
I found a Countryman S with Auto and the Bench seat configuration. Can you tell me what the MF and Residual are for California on 12k/yr 36 month lease? I'm being quoted for top tier credit a .00230 MF and 59% Residual with 925 Acquisition fee. The dealer said that Mini Financial does not do multiple security deposits to lower the mf. Dealer is discounting car $500 off of MSRP.
Thanks in advance (you saved me some dough on my BMW lease.)
#550 of 729 Mini Cooper S Countryman
Feb 21, 2012 (7:55 pm)
Trying to purchase this car. MSRP is $30,650.00, sales person said he will let me have it at $28,800.00 plus tax and license. Good deal?? Dealer is in So Cal.
#551 of 729 Clubman S / JCW
Feb 22, 2012 (3:54 pm)
I am becoming interested in leasing a Mini Clubman S or S JCW, I assume I would order the car since there's so many customizations. My credit score is 800+ and have a long credit history with BMWFS. I would be ridding of a 2010 135i to get into the mini.
With that said,
could you provide some MF and Residual information on the clubman S/JCW that I could use before I walk into the showroom? (assuming 12kmiles/y)
Thank you so much for your help,