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Buying a used mini one help!

Hey everyone I'm just new so sorry if this is the wrong forum!

I'm just looking for advice on buying a used mini one. I've taken two out for a test drive and I really like one of them however I've no one to ask whether they think it's a good deal or not. Both are mini cherished but different dealers.

The first one was a 13 plate with apx 6500 miles. No packs and asking 13000. With pcp over 48 months at 218 but I'd be in negative equity with my px of apx 750 so I'd have to put that done as a deposit.

Second one is a 60 with 32000, pepper pack and visual boost asking 9495 with pcp over 48 months at 178 I'd but in neg equity of 500 which they'd put on the asking price. But I'd have to mot my car and I've got a feeling a few things might need doing.

So I think what I'm asking is are these good prices and is it a good idea getting pcp on a 3 year old car? Also the sales person said that Ito was trading it in (which I would be doing ) that they don't charge for going over in millage, is that correct?

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Hi

I just bought a mini one on a 58 plate from Arnold Clark in Edinburgh. This car was for my girlfriend and it was 6988 with 19000 miles.

My point is do some research as the prices of these cars reflects mini cherished status however my vehicle was bought from Peter Vardy by one lady owner ex demonstrator and to me it drives like new! You can see all sorts of deals with exchange and mart and from reputable dealers and at a reduced cost from Mini cherished.

Your second deal of almost 10 grand for a car with 32000 miles doesn't compare so well with my 3 grand less deal with only 19000 miles covered. Minis are available all the time and if you keep away from mini cherished you can still have a nice car but less repayments. The 13 plate is almost new so can't really compare what I have to that

Hope this helps and enjoy whichever one you choose but don't let anyone hardball you at those prices look for discounts and day things like my budget was only 8500 for the 9500 and was only looking to pay a max of 11500 for a nearly new car for the 13 plate..... Be cheeky and if you get them on the right day you could get a deal!!!!!!

Just my opinion
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Is a new car an option, at that sort of money and with the low apr's currently available there are some decent deals on new available as opposed to second hand and higher apr.

For example with a 2k deposit I am only paying 191 a month for my Baker Street Cooper.
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Thank you for your replies. I really struggled with trying to get discounts, I dont think it helped that the sales person had to keep going to the manager to see what the apr etc was. the most I managed to get for the 10 plate was that I now dont have to put my car through its mot but Im beginning to think its not worth it for a 4 year old car.

Yeah a new car is an option however both the dealers I went to said that there werent any 2013 models left and I would be better waiting for the new 2014 model. I was just thinking if I got a used one I wouldnt have to spend the extra couple of grand speccing it up but I am now swaying towards a 2014 model.
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Push for more discount, what's the worst they can say?
It's a buyers market, but make out that you are looking at other vehicles too.
If they know you love Mini's, your less likely to get a bigger discount as they
know you'll probably buy the Mini anyway.


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