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geomax
09-14-2002, 05:13 PM
Went along with my girlfriend today who was very stoked to put her order in on a new MINI Cooper. She's so excited to get the car! Unfortunately, due to demand, she'll have to wait nearly 5 months for it :yikes:

She was going to wait until early next year to order, but she had a close call recently in her SUV (nearly rolled and crashed...), which set her mind on getting the MINI asap.

She got Indigo Blue with a white roof, black 'ette with gray trim, and most of the goodies available. I think the only things she didn't get were the nav system, rain sensing wipers and the 16" Sport Wheels (she prefers the ride of the standard 15" setup). Oh, and she went with the "six speed" CVT slushie.

We've test driven these cars many times, and they are just a blast to drive. If ever something happened to my 325, I would seriously consider a MINI Cooper S.

LOL...and she's got the Mod bug from me (not to mention a forum habit...hehe..)...she's already picked out tons of "enhancements" - Rallaye stripes, driving lights, you name it.

Now the part we all dread...the WAIT :bawling:

Crummey2M4
09-14-2002, 05:15 PM
It's a great chick car.

geomax
09-14-2002, 05:23 PM
Originally posted by Crummey2M4
It's a great chick car.

LOL - and she looks GREAT in it!! :D

ayn
09-14-2002, 05:29 PM
geomax,
if she's willing to order out of state, she should be able to get one before the end of this year. one of my coworkers just took delivery of his new Mini S. He ordered it about 2 months ago, no waitlist whatsoever, just production time. he paid about $400 over MSRP, which is not bad for the Mini S.

My girlfriend loves the Mini too! She wants a red mini s with white stripes, white roof/mirrors.

--Andrew

geomax
09-14-2002, 05:48 PM
Originally posted by ayn
geomax,
if she's willing to order out of state, she should be able to get one before the end of this year. one of my coworkers just took delivery of his new Mini S. He ordered it about 2 months ago, no waitlist whatsoever, just production time. he paid about $400 over MSRP, which is not bad for the Mini S.

My girlfriend loves the Mini too! She wants a red mini s with white stripes, white roof/mirrors.

--Andrew

Hey Andrew,

We thought about this, but she wants a local dealer for service, etc. All the people at MINI of Peabody are friendly, knowledgable and very courteous. She got the car at MSRP - so they don't gouge either. The wait does bite however...they originally said it could take as long as 8 months to get the car, but that 5 is more realistic. Thats pretty good timing actually - she'd get the car in thr Spring, and have all Summer to enjoy a brand new car. I got my 325 in November....just in time for Winter...

But she thanks you for the tip!!

Crummey2M4
09-14-2002, 05:50 PM
Originally posted by geomax


LOL - and she looks GREAT in it!! :D

Heheh you should "christen" it. ;)

geomax
09-14-2002, 06:22 PM
Originally posted by Crummey2M4


Heheh you should "christen" it. ;)

She says "GREAT idea!!" :D

ayn
09-14-2002, 08:23 PM
here are some pics of my coworker's mini (click on pictures for the hi-res version):

http://andrewng.com/tmp/mini/112-1276_IMG.JPG.mini.jpg (http://andrewng.com/tmp/mini/112-1276_IMG.JPG)

http://andrewng.com/tmp/mini/112-1277_IMG.JPG.mini.jpg (http://andrewng.com/tmp/mini/112-1277_IMG.JPG)

http://andrewng.com/tmp/mini/112-1278_IMG.JPG.mini.jpg (http://andrewng.com/tmp/mini/112-1278_IMG.JPG)

http://andrewng.com/tmp/mini/112-1279_IMG.JPG.mini.jpg (http://andrewng.com/tmp/mini/112-1279_IMG.JPG)

http://andrewng.com/tmp/mini/112-1280_IMG.JPG.mini.jpg (http://andrewng.com/tmp/mini/112-1280_IMG.JPG)

http://andrewng.com/tmp/mini/112-1281_IMG.JPG.mini.jpg (http://andrewng.com/tmp/mini/112-1281_IMG.JPG)

http://andrewng.com/tmp/mini/112-1282_IMG.JPG.mini.jpg (http://andrewng.com/tmp/mini/112-1282_IMG.JPG)

http://andrewng.com/tmp/mini/112-1283_IMG.JPG.mini.jpg (http://andrewng.com/tmp/mini/112-1283_IMG.JPG)

http://andrewng.com/tmp/mini/112-1284_IMG.JPG.mini.jpg (http://andrewng.com/tmp/mini/112-1284_IMG.JPG)

http://andrewng.com/tmp/mini/112-1285_IMG.JPG.mini.jpg (http://andrewng.com/tmp/mini/112-1285_IMG.JPG)

--Andrew

JPinTO
09-14-2002, 08:32 PM
Waiting list?!? Come to Toronto.. they can't give them away!

Spiderm0n
09-14-2002, 10:02 PM
I'm sorry, but the thread title is kinda funny.... ;)

ZBB 325Ci
09-15-2002, 05:08 AM
Congrats Geomax... my girlfriend loves her Cooper S that she's had for about 2 months so far. I'd post a pic, but hers looks to be the exactly like the pics above of Andrew's friend's Cooper S...

By the way as far as the waitlist goes, we got very lucky. My girlfriend put her order in just before Memorial Day and was told her official spot on the waitlist would be for a December delivery (6-7 months). But some options (xenons, HK, and a couple others) were not being produced at the time and most people abover her on the list decided to wait to get them. She didn't want those options and was able to get bumped up the list for a July delivery! She also paid MSRP.

Mystikal
09-15-2002, 08:26 AM
Originally posted by JPinTO
Waiting list?!? Come to Toronto.. they can't give them away!

Still, it is the show stopper in the club district. Funny when some muscle-built guy in a brand new CLK430 Cab is ignored for some geek in a Mini Cooper. :lmao:

geomax
09-15-2002, 08:41 AM
Originally posted by Mystikal


Funny when some muscle-built guy in a brand new CLK430 Cab is ignored for some geek in a Mini Cooper.

Hmm..YOU seemed to notice him! :eeps:

:p

Mystikal
09-15-2002, 09:08 AM
Originally posted by geomax


Hmm..YOU seemed to notice him! :eeps:

:p

It was the car! :eeps:

Still though, nothing is funnier than seeing some 20-something year old guy in a Ferrari driving around in 1st gear around downtown searching for girls. One time sitting at an outdoor café I saw one red 355 Cabrio go by at least 10 times in 30 mins. :lmao:

scottn2retro
09-15-2002, 09:42 AM
Hey Geo, is she going to get the British flag on top? (I like the way that looks on the blue ones) :D

ashecnc
09-15-2002, 10:16 AM
Originally posted by Spiderm0n
I'm sorry, but the thread title is kinda funny.... ;)

:lmao:

geomax
09-15-2002, 10:53 AM
Originally posted by scottn2retro
Hey Geo, is she going to get the British flag on top? (I like the way that looks on the blue ones) :D

That does look great, but she will be getting the white bonnet stripes, like the original MINI.

Dan
09-15-2002, 04:21 PM
Every time my wife sees a MINI, she can't stop taliking about how cute they are. She even walks up to them in parking lots and checks them out closely. This is not normal behavior on her part. I guess there is something about the MINI that women find irresistable.

bmw325
09-15-2002, 04:42 PM
Originally posted by Dan
Every time my wife sees a MINI, she can't stop taliking about how cute they are. She even walks up to them in parking lots and checks them out closely. This is not normal behavior on her part. I guess there is something about the MINI that women find irresistable.

My girlfriend is the same way. She's not into cars at all- but when she first saw the Mini, here eyes lit up and she started asking me all sorts of questions about it. I've never seen her get even remotely excited about any other car-- and she doesn't like BMWs at all!