What my MINI is worth...

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  1. Goldsmithy

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    My dealer or MINI\USA sent me an email offering an instant cash offer to purchase my MIMI. So, I followed the link and filled in the data...

    2005 R52 S, auto, listed all the options, condition excellent, all service records and 11,700 actual miles. I can go right down to the dealership and pick up a check for $3,781.00. I didn't ask about a Trade-in. I wonder what they would sell it for????
     
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    I got the same offer from my MINI dealership as well. I just got my car in sept, it had 50k on it and i walked out the door with the keys after tax title and tag for 17,9. The MINI dealership offered me 14,5. bastards. Nothing like throwing depreciation in my face..lol!
     
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    Don't fall for the dealer's bait! He will fleece you and then resell the car for $12-$14k or more, due to its low mileage.
     
  4. Goldsmithy

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    This car ain't goin nowhere...except the Dragon:D I just wanted to see how ridiculous the offer was. Profit is not a bad word, but, greed is.
     
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    What did you think your 14 year old car is worth? Just curious? Considering they are buying it wholesale to resell......
     
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    Such a deal, for the dealer! Plus they'd want to sell you a new BMW F56. :wink:
     
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    Yes the dealer needs to make money, but they do not need to bend the seller over & fark them up the rear. They will mark that car up 300% & get their price or close to it. Make money, but leave the farking part out. It is no wonder folks have distrust of dealers, some even call them stealerships. Not all are like this, but very many are.
     
  8. Metalman

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    Just remember....

    Keep you MINI long enough and in great condition and you will eventually sell it for more than you paid for it...

    If you live long enough... Maybe...

    This is a truism....:Thumbsup:
     
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    Ya, F that noise.
     
  10. ColinGreene

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    If i could get 14k for my car id sell it tomorrow.
     
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    It's a 10 year old car, not a 14 year old car. The "new" MINI came out in 2002, anyway, and even then, it would still only be a 13 year old car.
     
  12. Goldsmithy

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    I know exactly what my car is worth...it was the last cash offer I got. :D
     
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    11k sounds like a need for a little more seat time :cornut:
     
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    To me my car is priceless. Sure there are other cars that catch my eye and if something catastrophic would happen to it I might look around.

    But my MINI is with me for the long run.
     

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