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post #1 of 45 (permalink) Old Sep 10th, 2017, 04:08 AM Thread Starter
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Long lead time of 2018 Countryman PHEV???

Placed a deposit to one of the San Francisco Bay Area dealerships for 2018 countryman PHEV in July and haven't received any Production number or VIN from them.
Got a call from the dealership last week and was told the longer lead time than 8 to 10 weeks because of many orders of this PHEV.
Is this normal? Anyone has the same situation?






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Yup, normal, production delays, popular demand, shipping availability, a club member just purchased a Mini Seven and had a delay but didn't stress about it. Happy as now and driving it on club runs.

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When we ordered our Countryman Cooper S we were told that there were long delays for the PHEV (we're in the UK)
We were given a seven/eight week delivery time for our own petrol version
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I test drove a PHEV recently. The MINI sales rep said a business customer had bought a significant supply in the UK, meaning their would be long wait times for UK orders placed now. How true this is I don't know.
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The order for my PHEV was eventually placed in mid-August and I?ve been given a delivery date of 23 November. This coincides with the expiry of my current company car lease so can?t tell if I could have had it earlier but I didn?t think it was too long a wait.

I?ve specced it up fairly well so not just one they would have knocking around in stock.
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You should get a 2018 model, as the PHEV gets those upgrades from November.
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You should get a 2018 model, as the PHEV gets those upgrades from November.
the best upgrade anyone could have is a solar panel to charge it for free
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You should get a 2018 model, as the PHEV gets those upgrades from November.
They?re being delivered with the updates now in the UK so looks as though I?m safe.
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Given up dealing with lease company and just speak directly to the dealer for any updates. Build week 46 and delivery week 49 now. Not going to grumble as Iím just being impatient.

Gives me time to work out which charging networks Iím going to sign up to though - itís a bloody mess here in the UK by he looks of it!
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Had my (not so little) one delivered yesterday, all present and correct with the new upgrades as shown on the pics.

Got if filthy already haha.

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Had my (not so little) one delivered yesterday, all present and correct with the new upgrades as shown on the pics.

Got if filthy already haha.
I am thinking of changing my Yeti for a PHEV next year. Have you managed to work out how much a charge at home is costing you yet ?

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Choosing a Countryman PHEV is an expensive way of saving a few quid in fuel. They are very expensive in a good specification.
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Choosing a Countryman PHEV is an expensive way of saving a few quid in fuel. They are very expensive in a good specification.
I am not really looking for fuel savings, a 1.5 petrol Mini gives better ecomomy than my Yeti. So if I never use the electirc, I think I will still be bettter off.

On the scheme I currently use the Yeti costs me £300 pm. A petrol 1.5 Mini in the same spec as the PHEV I am thinking about will cost me £420, becuase of the company car tax a PHEV will cost me £310
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On the scheme I currently use the Yeti costs me £300 pm. A petrol 1.5 Mini in the same spec as the PHEV I am thinking about will cost me £420, becuase of the company car tax a PHEV will cost me £310
In your use case that makes sense then. What spec are you considering?
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