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According to today's news in the german press, BMW sold 716 Mini (among them 76 Cooper S), since the launch on March, 22nd.
 

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3, 5 years waiting list? You gotta be kidding... My gf is getting one (regular one not the S), and all 3 dealers can have one for her within 1-1 1/2 months. She has chosen (today!) the one with the better price AND that has it in 2 weeks!

IMO, the sales will cool off as it happened with the Beetle. And it will not out-sell Civic or Corolla.
 

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3, 5 years waiting list? You gotta be kidding... My gf is getting one (regular one not the S), and all 3 dealers can have one for her within 1-1 1/2 months. She has chosen (today!) the one with the better price AND that has it in 2 weeks!

IMO, the sales will cool off as it happened with the Beetle. And it will not out-sell Civic or Corolla.
Where are you located, just out of curiousity?

FWIW, I've NEVER heard of a five-year waiting list for a car, including such low volume machines as Ferraris (I think their waiting list tends to be in the two-three year range).

I agree, sales of the Mini will cool. It's a fad car, just like the PT Cruiser. Remember when NHTSA paid 5K over sticker to get a PT to crash test? Now, DC is offering 1000 cash back to move 'em off the lots.

The Mini will eventually be a premium commodity car, just like the Golf and the 325.
 

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There's like a 3 year waiting list for the cooper and a 5 year for the "S".
Where?

From what I've been reading on the MINI board you can walk onto some dealer lots and they have unsold Coopers (15-20-30).

The CooperS is the more desirable car and how long the wait will be is unsure at the moment, but guesses are 6 months to a year in some areas and in other areas 1 1/2 years to 2 years.
 
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Sean said:


Where?

From what I've been reading on the MINI board you can walk onto some dealer lots and they have unsold Coopers (15-20-30).

The CooperS is the more desirable car and how long the wait will be is unsure at the moment, but guesses are 6 months to a year in some areas and in other areas 1 1/2 years to 2 years.
I don't think so.

Some dealerships have lists 5-600 people deep
 

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I am wait listed for a Cooper S. Dealer says most likely to be spec by March for May 2003 delivery. Of all three dealers here in the bay area, only this one was willing to go MSRP plus $280 (window VIN etching). The rest were technically selling at MSRP but were requiring you to buy mandatory items.

At the Mini board, someone stated that he had to pay $350 for a car wash. Maybe Alee should subcontract.

I still don't like the price and the phony markup, but the wait is so far away that I can change my mind.

Unlike the E46, I have not been lucky in getting below MSRP. JON SHAFER! You are to be blamed. Could not convince Mr. Cutter to pay for a Mini franchise?
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Up here in Seattle you won't be able to touch one for a long time. You have to make an appointment to see/test drive their ONLY demo.

A guy in our club is getting #4. The dealership isn't done (Construction delays) till next onth so BMW won't let them deliver cars till end of May.
 

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Could not convince Mr. Cutter to pay for a Mini franchise?
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BMW won't let the dealers sell Minis from the BMW showrooms.
Of the 3 BMW dealers here BMW only let 1 get the franchise (they held a lottery)

Hence the construction delays on the new dealership (That and Seattle weather)
 
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