I've been looking for a Cooper Clubman for a while now and seen one I quite like at Sandal MINI in Huddersfield. Its a Pepper White, Chilli pack 12 reg, but I'm just a bit concerned about why its been traded in so soon. The dealer says its been traded in for a Cooper S coupe (or roadster).
I know its a long shot but did it belong to anyone on here? Just trying to make sure its not a rogue car....
Can't answer your specific question but its quite common for people on car schemes to trade them in after 12 months. Your tax is paying certain civil servants a subsidy to do just that. Regarding buying from a dealer, my advice is shop around. They wear striped shirts and masks IMO
Thanks for your reply. The dealer told me they'd traded it in because the deals on the coupe/roadster are so good at the moment.
I'm a bit limited as to which dealer to use, as Clubmans are few and far between these days, and I'm a bit fussy as to spec....
Do what I do when buying SH (which I have been for the last 30Yrs. Ask to see the log book (they never refuse) and then make a note of the former keeper and trace them, because they are usually local and give them a ring. They are more than happy to tell you all about the car; warts an all because its no longer theirs. I have done this more times than I can recall but have only ever received a call once.
It depends if you're in a hurry. I got my clubby from motor point. Chilli pack, heated screen, 17" ally's and almost 3k cheaper than main dealer. Dealer offered crap p/x and poor finance. That's all part of the mini experience. You are paying dearly for that swanky showroom and free coffee
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