Visited our local dealer (Arizona USA) again today.
Brought the camera this time and snapped some shots of cars about to be delivered.
The Mini portion of the dealership is on the second floor, indoors and safe from the Phoenix heat. The test drive (which I haven't taken yet) begins here as well, and we did get to see and hear the cars buzzing about.
On the way out two red mini's came zipping up Scottsdale road and into the dealership just like go-karts. This is torture!
btw... I really get a kick out of passing through the lower floor of the dealership. The BMW salespersons seem so hopeful until we hit the elevator!
It's definitely a nice dealership!! That's where I bought my MINI 3 weeks ago. The only thing I didn't like is that, being that I'm 24 and I was dressed down, everyone would look at me like I didn't belong there (BMW section), but upstairs in the MINI section I had no problems!!
Does Scottsdale have MINIs just sitting on the lot, or do they have a long waiting list as well? We will be looking for a Cooper S after the first of the year and wanted to know if anyone has had experience with Scottsdale, good or bad. Thanks.
They've got pre-owned Minis that are priced well over MSRP. We got onto the S deposit list in May. It's still so long that they're not giving out ranking numbers, only vague timeframes. The dealership is beautiful, but don't expect much in the way of communication once you're on the list.
My take on it is that they're well occupied with selling the on hand stock and arranging test drives and ordering for list folk.
Noticed a couple of MCS in todays paper asking $24,500 and $24,850. Seems to be some every Sunday.
For the MCS it's $1000 to be on the list, another $1000 upon ordering. Don't know about the MC. We were told (last month) 6 to 9 months until we could order, then another 90 days. I guess it's dependent upon who you mangage to speak with and what phase the moon is in at the time of the conversation.
Have looked at other dealers, local used, etc. Just waiting for now.
btw... mini2 has made waiting kind of fun!
Thanks for the info. I don't have $1000 just laying around to be put on a list, plus if I did, I don't think the wife would approve ( Finance Grad :-) ). I guess I will just have to take my chances come Jan or Feb and see what I can find.
Are you currently looking for a Cooper??
If you (or anyone you know) would be interested in a Indi Blue/ Black Cooper fully loaded, I'm trying to sell mine. I bought it 3 weeks ago, and my total out the door was $25800. I'm willing to let it go for $24k. See my post in the for sale section for more info. It currently has 850 miles on it.
I picked up my MCS from North Scottsdale Last Tuesday. They charge MSRP for new cars, no mandatory add-ons. I was told when I picked my car up that if you walk in today for an S, expect to wait 1+ year for a car. For a Cooper the wait can be a little as 2 months. My motoring advisor there treated me great. They are a little overwhelmed right now because they lost their sales manager a month ago, the new one doesn't start till 9/3. They've got 2 sales people each delivering about 30 cars a month, so it can get a little crazy there. The option seems to be going out of state and paying more for a car.
1960 Austin Healey Sprite
2002 PS Cooper S
I ordered my Cooper from them last month. My advisor Debi was okay, but it's hard to get any answers sometimes. They don't respond to e-mails. I usually have to walk-in and ask around or call. Justin (the test-drive guy) is awesome. He was able to answer all of my and my boyfriends questions.
I worked with Debi and she was pretty helpful, but I've had to go there in person myself just to get some things answered. I've know Justin for a while, I was actually surprised when I walked in there and saw him, he's pretty cool.
I no longer have my Cooper... There was a mistake in the paper work and it was never finalized, and I turned the car in today. I'll miss it!
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