I had a postcard today which told me that my MINI cooper was being built in Oxford. I assume everyone gets one of these so any advice on how long I can expect to wait now? My initial date was April 22nd - do you think it may now be earlier???
I just got word this morning that my production date is April 9! It's still going to be a long wait, from that date to whatever time it takes to reach the East Coast, get options installed by the dealer there, then a truck ride out to me in California... but still much better than paying $2500 over MSRP AND waiting 4+ months at my local dealer!
Black bonnet stripes
HK sound system
Rear fog lamp
Aux jack for the iPod!
Best wishes for earlier-than-expected deliveries to all!
Spoke to my dealer today and he informed me that there's a good chance that UK Minis with a delivery date from April onwards could be (and he stressed 'could be') delivered up to 2 weeks early!!!
He said that currently, upon leaving Oxford, Minis are transported to Doncaster for final preparation/checking etc before being transported to the dealership. Apparently BMW have been running a six month trial to skip the Doncaster stage, and ship Minis from Oxford direct to the dealer. He said that he has just received confirmation from BMW that from April 1st, all Minis will now be shipped straight to the dealer, which could result in April/May/June deliveries being up to 2 weeks early!!
Now let me stress that he didn't guarantee anything, but he did sound very optimistic!!
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