Had a 306 D-Turbo for nearly 5 years, sadly it was dying a slow death and I traded it in for a Clio 1.2 on the scrappage scheme. 3 years on I'm finally ready for something with a bit more power.
I've put a deposit down and arranged to pick up this Cooper on Wednesday. Have had a test drive and all seems well but reading back through the spec there's a few bits I'm not sure on?
It seems to me although the original purchaser specced the Pepper pack, they've paid for a few extra bits on top like leather and the MSFW, which is great for me. But I can't see any sign of the headlamp wash mentioned in the advert, which I'm going to have to raise with the dealer on Monday. I notice their advert warns there may be inaccurcies in the ad but now I'm worried I'm missing more stuff!
Can anyone tell from the photos if it's definitely got/not got the headlamp wash? Or if there's anything else in the listing I need to double check before handing over the remaining balance?
The wheels aren't per the text in the advert either, from reading around they're 15" Spooler, not 16" Bridge. The tyres are cheaper at least but I'm a bit concerned if anything else is amiss, I've emailed the salesperson to confirm.
@ minicore, Seemed reasonably specced beyond the original pepper pack (well, from my initial research at least). In terms of multi function wheel, leather, chrome bits on the interior (unless that was standard with the graphite)? Although then again if half of the stuff on the advert isn't there then it's serious misrepresentation (thinking in terms of alarm, headlamp wash, heated mirrors, stop start). Going to go back tomorrow and double check some stuff.
Problem with some garage ads they appear to copy and paste the specs from another they had and change the relevant bits but forget to do all of it, very very often you look at a picture of the vehicle in question and its obvious it does not comply with the spec they have printed with it.
Sometimes in the very worst case even the car isnt the right make, it will say MINI ONE and show a Rolls, it does pay to check carefully.
Wouldn't really expect it from a franchised dealer though :/
Anyway went back in today, they confirmed the ad was wrong in two respects (Spooler alloys not bridger) - which if you know your wheels ( I didn't ) you can tell from the photo. The other thing (wash wipe) as you lot have quite rightly said is only with the xenons; as the car isn't billed as having xenons, couldn't really be bothered to fight it.
Been advised the rest of the spec is correct and got it in writing inc alarm/stop start etc.. Just out of interest, can anyone tell me how to check that there is an alarm fitted (are there any obvious sensors etc. in a mini)? The chap at the dealer mentioned the red light on the rev counter but I wasn't sure if that was the standard immobiliser (or indeed if an alarm is standard on 2010 models)? The email states a 'thatcham alarm system'
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