Checking out a MINI in Columbus

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  1. Tracy

    Tracy New Member

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    Hi. My name is Tracy. I live in Athens, Ga. I found a 2008 Mini Cooper S Clubman on cars.com. It is located in Columbus, Ohio at Kelley BMW. The add seems a little too good to be true. A 2008 S Clubman with less than 28,000 miles and they are asking less than $19K?? According to the add, it has the premium package, sport package, cold weather package, and xenon headlights. That seems to be a fully loaded Clubman. It has been on cars.com for a couple of months now. I have seen the price drop from $21,995 to $18,995. Has anyone seen this Clubman in person or checked it out? I would appreciate any input anyone has to offer.

    Thanks,

    Tracy
     
  2. Nathan

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    Welcome, thanks for joining Motoring Alliance, the FUN and Friendly MINI Community.

    I think it just happens to be a car they are stuck with and are now looking to move it off the lot, hence the price. I've not seen the car in person, Kelly is a reputable dealer.
     
  3. iwashmycar

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    x2. Sounds like they just can't find a buyer. Sort of seems the market may be a little flooded as of recently with all the new tiny cars out there to choose from. I think the Minis are losing some of that nice resale value they once had.... back before the Countryman and roadster came out...

    I'm sure someone may be willing to swing by if you are genuinely interested in the car. I'll be in Columbus end of this week as a matter of fact.
     
  4. Justa Jim

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    Welcome to the Alliance. :Thumbsup:

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  5. CHKMINI

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    Welcome to the Alliance. If you need someone to check it out I'll drop out there and take a look. Also check out the Mid Ohio Motoring forum here on MA for more information about MINI's in the Columbus area.
     
  6. 05r50

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    Hi.

    I drive by it every day on my commute. I haven't stopped to check it out but it has been around their lot for a bit. They are a BMW dealer, not a MINI dealer and I think it is the only MINI they have.

    Your in good hands if you want CHKMINI to check it for you.
     
  7. cooperjet

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    Welcome. I'm not too far from there and could go look at it as well. Oh, and since you are from Athens, go Dawgs!
     
  8. Jason Montague

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    :cornut: MA, home of the 'Good Guys.' Also it has an N14 engine and these guys know what to look for.:Thumbsup:

    Jason
     
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    Welcome to m/a.
     
  10. Tracy

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    Thank you for your offers to check it out. If someone is going to be by there, I would like some information on the car. I would hate to travel from Athens, GA to Columbus, OH and the car not be what it says it is. Please do not inconvenience yourself over this.

    Thanks,

    Tracy
     
  11. Jason Montague

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    :cornut: Hopefully one of the persons in post #8 will PM you and go check out the MINI as they offered to do. I'm in Texas so...........:Thumbsup:

    Jason
     
  12. cooperjet

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    I might be able to swing by tomorrow depending on how much my wife decides to load the schedule. Kelly is over by one of our larger shopping establishments so Friday is definitely out.
     
  13. CHKMINI

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    I will swing by there tomorrow and take a look at it. I will send you a PM.
     
  14. CHKMINI

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    I just returned from Kelly BMW. They sold the Clubman last night and delivered it this morning. Sorry!
     
  15. B.A.D.

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    We just drove by there a little bit ago and I noticed that it wasn't parked on the hill. I figured Mark had it out for a test drive.
     
  16. Crashton

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    Someone got a nice Clubman.

    Sorry it wasn't you Tracy. The way I figure things like this, if you did not get it it was not meant to be. Keep searching your MINI is out there waiting.
     
  17. cooperjet

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    I completely agree. It took me a year to find my convertible.
     
  18. Tracy

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    Thank you for all your help. I guess I will keep looking. I figured it would not be around long at that price. Thank you again.

    Tracy
     
  19. CHKMINI

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    You're welcome. Keep hanging out here and maybe we can help you with the next one.
     

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