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Good price for a 2015 Mini Cooper Coupe JCW?

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Resigning myself to getting a coupe I need to finance (if I so decide) (prefer paying cash but I could only afford $15k max) I think I will keep it forever based on my test drive of a 2012 (previously wrecked, unknown to me) JCW coupe. Initially I was planning on reselling whatever I buy next year when I get a Tesla Model 3 (or whenever it comes out) but, depending on trade in value and how much fun I am having, I might just get a second car (or not get the Tesla... who knows!).

So, I will finance... if the right deal comes along. I think I found it since it has every bell and whistle and if I plan on keeping the car forever... I have found (please don't take from me if you find it too, as I am almost ready to make a decision) a 2015 Mini Cooper Coupe JCW with LOW mileage for $26k. Is this a good price?). I feel like I should be able to get it for a few thousand less, or so. I can go back to them once to negotiate more, I think. So based on your experience, is this a good price? This car has all the bells and whistles, from what I can tell. Except maybe the seats could be upgraded. Maybe. Seems in perfect condition, never been services according to its records on Carfax because mileage is that low. Was a dealer vehicle/manufacturer.
 

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Sorry guys I realize my typing sucks when I am distracted.

2015 JCW Mini Cooper Coupe JCW
Nav, Cold Weather Package, Technology Package, City Package
Less than 2k miles
$26k is their final offer, plus tax title dealer fees etc.

Good deal?
 

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Old 02-23-2017, 04:56 PM
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for a JCW... that low... where are you?
 
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Nah but seriously though. I paid 28 for my S, new. Do it!
 
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Sorry guys I realize my typing sucks when I am distracted.

2015 JCW Mini Cooper Coupe JCW
Nav, Cold Weather Package, Technology Package, City Package
Less than 2k miles
$24k is their final offer, plus tax title dealer fees etc.

Good deal?
I have a 2013 I bought new as a daily driver since mostly 3 years. From an Infiniti to a Mini was quite a change but I like my Coupe spirited driving experience and I wanted to buy a small sports car with big cargo space.

The JCW is far better for interior trim and overall performance than the standard S and the manual transmission is a better choice.

If so, I would go for what seems a good deal for mostly a new car that needs to be driven before the warranty will expire.
 
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Old 02-23-2017, 09:05 PM
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Can anyone tell what kind of seats these are?
 
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Can anyone tell what kind of seats these are?
BUY IT!!!!!!
 
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Old 02-24-2017, 08:24 AM
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Assuming everything goes OK with credit check (I'm a small business owner and these things I've learned are tricky in my first 3 years of business, sigh), then the car should be mine. I'll be putting a nice chunk down and flying there to pick it up ASAP. Will let you guys know more details once everything is near finalized.

If I gave you guys the VIN or last 7 of VIN, could you pull up the original build/msrp? This dealership doesn't have that pic, but they say MSRP in their advertisement this car was $41,000 or something. I'd just be curious to dig up as much info possible before I sign the dotted line. Never bought a car sight unseen before from a dealership in another state.

Carfax says never been titled, from VIN.
 
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Old 02-24-2017, 10:25 AM
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Update from dealer, apparently this car was used by a Mini Technician, or more, to learn on? It was owned by corporate by a mini technician and that's why it has so few miles on it. The dealership isn't sure the exact history of the car but "had to disclose this."

Is this cause for worry?

Edit to add: In the process of buying right now... just learning more about the car.
 
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Update from dealer, apparently this car was used by a Mini Technician, or more, to learn on? It was owned by corporate by a mini technician and that's why it has so few miles on it. The dealership isn't sure the exact history of the car but "had to disclose this."

Is this cause for worry?

Edit to add: In the process of buying right now... just learning more about the car.
if it is corporate owned, you should negotiate to have full warranty and the 3 years maintenance program from new.

It is a good deal for a car as exclusive as the JCW Coupe. Check for dents, paint chips and have them fixed.

The seats seem to be the Recaro with no adjustable head rest. They look great but uncomfortable.
 
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I'm on a bus to the dealership. Will be there tomorrow. They haven't responded yet on how long the maintenance warranty is. It's at a BMW dealership. I agree I should get it for 3 years or 36k miles. But how do I get them to agree to that?
 
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I'm on a bus to the dealership. Will be there tomorrow. They haven't responded yet on how long the maintenance warranty is. It's at a BMW dealership. I agree I should get it for 3 years or 36k miles. But how do I get them to agree to that?
It is a corporate use car if never sold to the public. They have to sell as new no matter it is 2015. They just forgot it was so old in their North America inventory.

Furthermore, you are lucky it is a MT because it suits the car's character so much better than the A/T.
 
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This car was sold at auction to a Bmw dealership. According to CARFAX. No owner yet. So those rules would still apply? 3 years from when I buy it (tomorrow) for maintenance?

edit to add: yeah I really wanted a manual even though I live in the city.
 
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This car was sold at auction to a Bmw dealership. According to CARFAX. No owner yet. So those rules would still apply? 3 years from when I buy it (tomorrow) for maintenance?

edit to add: yeah I really wanted a manual even though I live in the city.
...... "sold at auction" ???????........ this is confusing.

Where is it coming from?

Anyway, if it is a real factory JCW Coupe with 2K, you are not going wrong.
 
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Old 02-24-2017, 06:01 PM
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This help? I have no idea.

That's the bottom half of the carfax.
they called to tell me they "are obliged to tell me this was a manufacturers/corporate vehicle, a mini technician owned it. Not sure how it was used.
 
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Old 02-25-2017, 07:12 AM
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Any suggestions or links on how to properly break in this car? Have a 600 mile drive home.
 
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Don't keep the engine at a constant rpm for long periods of time, keep varying the rpm throughout the drive. And don't hit redline, keep the engine between 3-5k rpm and you should be fine.
 
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Don't keep the engine at a constant rpm for long periods of time, keep varying the rpm throughout the drive. And don't hit redline, keep the engine between 3-5k rpm and you should be fine.
Agreed 100%
 
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Any suggestions or links on how to properly break in thits car? Have a 600 mile drive home.
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Congratulations for your purchase. Don't worry, the break in is done.

The best is you are among the few lucky owners of a JCW Coupe with a M/T. You will enjoy.

I suggest you invest in a good radar detector and not a cheap one. Believe me, this is an investment that will save you a lot of money. The Coupe is a cop grabber.
 
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this thread needs more pictures!

oh man I think I speak for everyone when I say WE NEED PICS.!!!
Basically, you got yourself the car I truly wanted but couldn't afford when I got my '12...
 
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This car was probably over $40k MSRP. Are those Recaro seats? My 2014 listed at $41k including dealer add ons. So $26k is a really good price and 2015 was the last year for the Coupe of course. I think you're got yourself a great car there. PIX!!!!
 
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Will update with pics when I get a chance! I got home last night and so far only thing I notice are bugs. So I'm trying to figure out how best to clean my car myself. Never taking this baby into a car wash shop. It was an amazing drive from Alabama to Texas. Sometimes I was amazed I was doing, well let's just say it didn't feel like three digits. Also thought I would be slightly annoyed with a manual but for the long drive it wasn't bad at all, in fact it was fun! Also kept me awake, considering I made the decision to buy Thursday and bought a bus ticket to there that night, with little sleep arrived yesterday morning, and home last night 10:15pm. Twists and turns, plus highway weaving in and out and learning how to look in blind spots. Trying to figure out how to get my phone music to play through the speakers... but I listened to radio all the way so that was fine. The real test is how I like manual driving in this city.

Anyway, overall all I think I got a good deal. At this point depending on city driving I might just find the excuse to hold onto this car for a loong time. Thanks for being there with me guys! Pics to come soon, once the cleaning is figured out.
 

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Just realized in the mean time I can post these pics.
 
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Just realized in the mean time I can post these pics.
It looks classy with no stripes in this color and the wheels look real good. You got a nice one.
 
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Wow. Gorgeous.
 

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