I'm so ****ed! I got myself on the waitlist in July for a Cooper S. I test drove a regular in March but was told that there is $5K over list for the Regular and a $7K over list for the S so that bummed me out and I was like forget it its not worth that much for this car and then In July I found on MINI2 that someone said another dealer in my area are selling for list and told me to call them and speak to so and so. So I did got on the wait list for that dealer and later found that MINI of the Hamptons in NY HAS NO WAIT LIST and can order in July but I would have to fly there drive it back or Ship it. I thought about it and decided that with the shipping money I can get an extra option on the MINI but that means I will have to wait 4 months and be able to drive one in the 5th month. This was the manager who told me that from my loacal dealer because I was trying to talk them into letting me do a courtesy delivery which they did not want to. So I said ok. 4 months and driving it on the 5th sounds reasonable. So I stuck it out and wait. I called them back every two weeks to get updates and stuff and I was told maybe next month maybenext month but for sure November... and what month is it now... NOVEMBER and Now I'm told February! because people who have been waiting for the H&K are all ordering now which pushes me like freaken 4 months back!!! I'm sooo ****ed... Its not worth the wait anymore to me. I'm just sooo fed up and bummed!
Ahhh but but but... Theres already soo many MINIs on the road... by february it would be like VW Bugs. I mean If I will still have to wait that much longer might as well wiat for the next one where rumors are saying 200BHP. Cuz I would not be happy if I wait till Feb to order and drive it in late April / Early May and find out that the 04's will have 200BHP. then Might as well wait till Sept... I'm just Bummed out big time. Sorry for the whinning. Dealers Suck. I think Imma go
I think the Hamptons actually has cars coming in as dealer stock. If the drive is too far, try MINIJewel in Milwaukee. Either way, hold out for a car. Had mine three days and still can't believe how much fun this is (Slapping cheesy grim of face, again).
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Eric, don't worry about it being as popular as VW bugs. It's all about getting the opportunity to drive it. Bugs will never handle as nicely! Plus, don't know about CA but in NYC metro I see MINIs everywhere. Still it hasn't stop me from feeling as enthusiastic about seeing one. Lucky for me, all the MINIs I saw were in different color combos. Perhaps you should consider other dealer channels as others have suggested. Surely there's a dealer out ther with the spec you want in stock or with a short waitlist. Good luck!
quite a few dealers have inventory on the lot right now. if you spend some time on the phone, you might find what you want. In your situation, I would have driven across the country without hesitation...5 or 6 days of nice driving in a new MINI can't be beat.
Thanks for the encouragement guys... Give me a few days or weeks... I'll get over it and I'll find a way to convince myself that Waiting till Feburary 03 to order is better than ordering in NOVEMBER. EVEN tho I seriously cant think of any at the moment or even sure if I ever will. But that still doesnt change the fact that the dealer told me BS in July to keep me on their wait list instead of ordering from NY then. Thats just whats "FEDING" ME UP so so much right now. If they told me straight form the beginning that it will be February then I would have Plain ordered it from NY and be DRIVING RIGHT NOW. But the fact that the MANAGER even said that realisticly it would "be 4 months wait and you will be driving it the 5th month" is whats ticking me off. And even during August and Sept when I call back to check up they kept saying "Maybe next month I'll try IF someone backs out but if not for sure November..." ARGH~~ Not trying too hard now are they?
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