Babs learns her first MINI lesson...

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  1. Crashton

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    Well Babs justa learned the first lesson of MINI ownership...

    The loaner.... :wink:


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    With 9 days of warranty left we booked MINI SKOOBY in for a couple of adjustments & an inspection. I was expecting a laundry list of things they wanted us to buy, to MAG's credit they deemed New SKOOBY healthy & in very good shape. They said we got a screaming deal too, not their exact words but somethin like that. :ihih:

    What they did find was SKOOBY has new brakes F&R. :biggrin5:The secret skittle compartment we wanted adjusted is FUBAR & they will install a new one under warranty. They adjusted the bonnet release & gave us a shiny new MAG plate frame! :lol:

    NEWS FLASH....

    Babs has just discovered that her justaclubster was sold new on Feb 29, leap year MINI. Her car is only 1 year old! How cool is that!!! Can't wait to tell the SA at MAG the MINI is still under warranty. Should be a fun time. :devil:
     

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  2. JMC40

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    Wow a 1 year old 2008, that's pretty awesome! So it will still be under warranty for like 12 more years, sweet. :D
     
  3. rigidjunkie

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    Did Babs notice that car being a bit off? I saw that loaner run over a curb at a decent clip, would hope they realign it on a fairly regular basis otherwise I am sure there would be some wild tires wear.
     
  4. Crashton

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    I drove it back to MAG to pick up brown Skooby. Drove like a top. What got me was the $26,000 + sticker price.
     
  5. Justa Jim

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    I have had my car in for service many times and NEVER got a loner. Why is that?

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    MAG is always good with loaners (unless you make a request) If I had $5 for every time they gave me an automatic Cooper when I asked specifically for a four door anything I could afford a new Cooper. Moving two car seats from one Mini to another Mini is a total pain in the backside.
     
  7. CHKMINI

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    Your dealer is probably concerned that if he provides you a loaner you will install a big dragon head on the roof :biggrin5:
     
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    Does every dealer keep a black car in the rotation just for you?

    Also the Minis would not have bothered me except they gave me a 3 sedan the first time I took the car in after Digs was born and it was so nice, then after that never again :(
     
  9. Crashton

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    I always refuse a BMW. They look at me strangely when I say I'd rather have a MINI. :confused:
     
  10. Crashton

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    Because your dealer sucks.... Not all dealers provide loaners.
     
  11. Justa Jim

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    Mine provides them, but there must be some kind of a "time in shop" requirement I am guessing. Mine has never been in for more then a couple of hours. I had hoped I would get a "S" loaner one day, just to see what they are like. Never driven one. :nonod:

    BTW: I keep an extra Dragon decal in the boot, just in case they ever do give me a loaner. :ihih:



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  12. Crashton

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    Guess we are lucky there seems to be no requirement as far as time goes. I just wish they's stop trying to give me BMW's.

    Since you have an extra lizard, ever think of putting it on your horse? :ihih: It would look pretty darned cool me thinks. :smilewinkgrin:
     
  13. Justa Jim

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    Now there is a thought that had not come to mind. I could get the clippers and trim one on. :cool:

    Jim
     
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    Don't worry... I get the same looks when I tell them I need a mini loaner!
     
  15. B.A.D.

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    They always give me a MINI, except for the time that they gave me the option of a BMW 5 series (which I took).

    Hopefully Babs went easy on her loaner because it will probably be what I get on Wednesday. Started the Clubby up yesterday to drive home from Kenton and the SEL was on.
     
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    Nice!
     

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