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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Dec 27th, 2008, 04:21 PM Thread Starter
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Hi. My girlfreind and I have just got back from ordering our Dooper. We have gone for the followin spec:

Pepper white with black roof,
Lea Lounge Carbon black leather interior,
Multi function steering wheel,
Centre arm rest,
Sport Button,
White indicators &
Chili Pack

We only found out today that the specs and prices have changed. The prices have gone up but you get more standard kit and the Chili pack includes more e.g you now get air con as standard and the Chili pack inludes auto air con, heated mirrors and washer jets (sounds boring, but quite useful) and basic bluetooth/i-pod (something we were going to get anyway). In the end I think we paid the same with the new prices as if we had paid the old prices for the same spec car.

Funny thing was we went to two dealers. The first (Stratstone, Derby) quoted us 2008 prices. I thought we were going to buy from them as they seemed like they were going to do us a good deal. Then the sales manager came out and started being a bit rude so we left. At the second place (Sytner Nottingham) they told us about the new prices etc. and seemed more up front so we delt with them. I reckon the first place realised they had made a mistake and wanted to get rid of us rather than admit it.

Anyway. It should be here at the end of Jan. Can't wait.

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Exciting times!!!

It might be that the rude dealer were trying to shift the last bits of the '08 allocation to you - I know when I ordered my '04 Cooper they gave me the choice of a pre- or post-facelift car...


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Exciting times!!!

It might be that the rude dealer were trying to shift the last bits of the '08 allocation to you - I know when I ordered my '04 Cooper they gave me the choice of a pre- or post-facelift car...
But if he were having a car built to order, would it not automatically be 2009 spec? Or is it still possible to order the old spec, and if so would it be the old price I wonder...
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They did seem very keen to flog us a pre reg to start with, then never mentioned '09 specs. We did not find out about the changes until visiting sytner.The guy at Sytner was supprised that they were able to do us a quote on an '08 spec car.
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