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Forum: 1st Gear
06-15-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 8,039
Posted By 2017All4

Nice!!! As a member of the satellite gray club,...

Nice!!! As a member of the satellite gray club, I will tell you you're gonna love that interior, though keeping the seats clean is an ongoing chore, in my experience.
And I like the wheels as well...
Forum: 1st Gear
06-15-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 8,039
Posted By 2017All4

Nothing Beats that New MINI smell. ...

Nothing Beats that New MINI smell.
Congratulations. Hope it's as perfect as can be.
And thanks for sharing the adventure. You provided a lot of very useful information and insight throughout the...
Forum: 1st Gear
06-14-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 8,039
Posted By 2017All4

Congratulations. This thread gives hope that...

Congratulations.

This thread gives hope that there are still a few MINI customers willing to step up and motor in a new MINI.

Next month it will be time for me to put together my order and my...
06-14-2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,246
Posted By 2017All4

Good thread. Good insights, IMHO. I would...

Good thread. Good insights, IMHO.

I would add that the explosive growth of on-line videogaming has captured the screen time of, literally, millions and millions of younger people. (And maybe...
06-12-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,390
Posted By 2017All4

Been a while since we visited this thread. ...

Been a while since we visited this thread.

Today, as I was leaving the marina with my tool bag in hand after some serious bilge crawling, the people who have a boat in the slip next to mine were...
Forum: 1st Gear
06-12-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 8,039
Posted By 2017All4

Oh, we care. Especially in your situation with...

Oh, we care. Especially in your situation with the wonderful added drama of the expiring incentives. Racin' against the clock. Love it.

Now watch, on July 1st there will be great new incentives....
Forum: 1st Gear
06-12-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 8,039
Posted By 2017All4

Great thread. MINI psychological warfare...

Great thread.

MINI psychological warfare tactics seem to be working, keeping customers with 'MINIs on the boat' in a state of constant disequilibrium. :impatient:

When your cars finally are...
06-10-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 691
Views: 74,840
Posted By 2017All4

Right. My suggestion is not to worry too much...

Right. My suggestion is not to worry too much about being fair to the salesperson. If you snag a truly killer deal you can give your salesperson a $100 gift card or whatever.
We DO NOT and CAN NOT...
06-10-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 691
Views: 74,840
Posted By 2017All4

From the first post on this thread: HOLDBACK ...

From the first post on this thread:
HOLDBACK
Okay, so there is no holdback on Minis. BUT THERE IS!!!
Dealers get about 2.5% on the back end, plus sometimes more. These manufacturer-to-dealer...
06-09-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 862
Posted By 2017All4

One of the first things I noticed about my car...

One of the first things I noticed about my car was how easily the bonnet metal distorted. I was waxing and it was like a trampoline. Fortunately, so far, it has always popped back to original shape....
06-06-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 691
Views: 74,840
Posted By 2017All4

It is a real head-scratcher. Car manufacturers...

It is a real head-scratcher. Car manufacturers are obsessed with wanting to wean buyers off of "on the hood" incentives. On the hood meaning published rebates or cash incentives or below-market loans...
06-05-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 691
Views: 74,840
Posted By 2017All4

The Mazda 3 and Honda Civic come to mind as two...

The Mazda 3 and Honda Civic come to mind as two examples of really good cars that may not have all the character or 'charm' or history of MINI, but are fun to drive, and, nicely fitted, can be had...
Forum: JCW Garage
06-05-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 21,566
Posted By 2017All4

Let's keep the discussion spirited, but CORDIAL,...

Let's keep the discussion spirited, but CORDIAL, fellow motorers.

Sincerely,
The Moderator:wink:
06-04-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 691
Views: 74,840
Posted By 2017All4

May 2019 MINI Sales Data

For May, MINI USA reported 2,822 vehicles sold, a decrease of 33.2 percent from the 4,226 in the same month a year ago


MINI Certified Pre-Owned sold 1,201 vehicles, a decrease of 13 percent...
06-01-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 691
Views: 74,840
Posted By 2017All4

Congratulations!! Might try CarMax to see what...

Congratulations!! Might try CarMax to see what they'll give you for your 2012.
06-01-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,883
Posted By 2017All4

Yes, learned 'the technique' at the Master's...

Yes, learned 'the technique' at the Master's knee. Thankyouverymuch.
05-31-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 691
Views: 74,840
Posted By 2017All4

You've got your Art of the Deal thread magic...

You've got your Art of the Deal thread magic decoder ring so you're all set!! Best of luck.

In the end, we drive the MINIs, not the deals, so hopefully you end up with the exact MINI you want,...
05-31-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,883
Posted By 2017All4

Okay, not a point award winning load, but on...

Okay, not a point award winning load, but on today's trip to the garden center the sales clerk offered to help carry my stuff out to my "car." I said, "Great. I brought my Good Truck." He started...
05-30-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 691
Views: 74,840
Posted By 2017All4

Start Early/Stay Late

Why does it take so long to complete a car deal?

Car dealers have the survey data. They know customers want things to move quickly and smoothly -- customers consistently report on surveys that...
05-27-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,677
Posted By 2017All4

No....what you've got yourself is a Good Truck...

No....what you've got yourself is a Good Truck right there. With proper rear doors.

But if anyone hauls a casket, or a dead body, we need to see photos in the Good Truck thread. Many bonus...
Forum: JCW Garage
05-27-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,300
Posted By 2017All4

And so it goes... ...

And so it goes...
http://www.motoringfile.com/2019/05/24/mini-manual-transmissions-2020/
05-27-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,265
Posted By 2017All4

Well, we start out nice... :wink: The more...

Well, we start out nice... :wink:

The more you drive your Clubman, the more you will grow to appreciate its quirky wonderfulness. Glad to hear you're enjoying it so far.:thumbsup:
05-27-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,677
Posted By 2017All4

If you go to the MINIUSA build page for the...

If you go to the MINIUSA build page for the Clubman S, and you pay close attention as you do a build, you may see the spare tire appear as an included feature at the Iconic level.
As was mentioned...
05-25-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,136
Posted By 2017All4

You're old enough to know better than to drive a...

You're old enough to know better than to drive a MINI with worn out rubber. Or maybe drifting is your thing???:wink:
Forum: 1st Gear
05-25-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 8,039
Posted By 2017All4

At some point soon your VIN # will be associated...

At some point soon your VIN # will be associated with a bill of lading and that number will be linked to a ship.

We ALL remember this part. I was like a kid waiting for Santa. I checked that ship...
05-24-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,265
Posted By 2017All4

Welcome to the Clubman Club. I never...

Welcome to the Clubman Club.

I never imagined I would drive a MINI. Turned in a Range Rover and prior to that the daily driver was a Jag XK. I still have a V12 Jag convertible seeping away in the...
05-24-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,136
Posted By 2017All4

Getting LOUD in Here!!

I'm sad to report that, after over 12,000 very satisfying miles, the Vogues I had fitted onto my Clubman started getting louder, and louder, and louder. Now, with a little over 16,000 miles on the...
05-24-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 691
Views: 74,840
Posted By 2017All4

Memorial Day Weekend Deals?

MINI USA is putting a little more cash "on the hood" for the upcoming holiday weekend. Still not stunning amounts of money, but for those thinking about getting a new MINI, every little bit counts.
...
05-24-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,265
Posted By 2017All4

I went with the Dinan Sport Tuner single sensor...

I went with the Dinan Sport Tuner single sensor plug-in on my 2017 Clubman S All4. My car has the 8 speed automatic.
I noticed an immediate increase in quickness, especially between 1500 and 2500...
Forum: JCW Garage
05-21-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,326
Posted By 2017All4

Or what if the “competitive event” is a car show?...

Or what if the “competitive event” is a car show? You win the blue ribbon for best wheels and void your warranty. 😉
Forum: JCW Garage
05-21-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,326
Posted By 2017All4

The thing many people see coming is that factory...

The thing many people see coming is that factory ECU's will become more sensitive to any anomalies and less "willing" to tolerate even a simple single sensor boost plug-in add-on. Some say that in...
Forum: JCW Garage
05-21-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,326
Posted By 2017All4

Well, to use your excellent phrasing, yes and no....

Well, to use your excellent phrasing, yes and no.

It is wise advice to suggest that one places a tune on one's car at one's own risk.

But I think we can all agree that placing a Dinan on a MINI...
Forum: JCW Garage
05-16-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,300
Posted By 2017All4

At a buck a pop, you'll be amazed at all the mods...

At a buck a pop, you'll be amazed at all the mods those royalties will pay for. Maybe even a new MINI for Vinnie?
Forum: JCW Garage
05-16-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,300
Posted By 2017All4

:thumbsup: I just quoted you on another...

:thumbsup:

I just quoted you on another thread. https://www.northamericanmotoring.com/forums/f55-f56-hatch-talk-2014/338950-local-dealer-closing.html#post4470155
I owe you a dollar in royalties.
05-16-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,350
Posted By 2017All4

Somehow, car manufacturers remain enamored with...

Somehow, car manufacturers remain enamored with the same marketing mentality that worked so well in the 1950's when there was, for example, Chevy, Pontiac, Olds, Buick, and Caddy. A young family...
Forum: JCW Garage
05-15-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,300
Posted By 2017All4

It's on my short list too. Waaay more than I...

It's on my short list too. Waaay more than I need. Probably more power than I can justify. But... the BMW X2 M with basically the same drivetrain as the new JCW 302HP will have is getting very...
Forum: JCW Garage
05-15-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 116,795
Posted By 2017All4

This may be correct for the JCW configuration... ...

This may be correct for the JCW configuration...

HOWEVER, my extensive research over the past 3 years with the 2017 Clubman S All4 in burgundy and melting silver has confirmed that it is, without...
05-06-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 691
Views: 74,840
Posted By 2017All4

April 2019 MINI Sales Data

For April, MINI USA reported 2,621 new vehicles sold, a decrease of 29.8 percent from the 3,731 in the same month a year ago.

MINI Certified Pre-Owned sold 1,170 vehicles, an increase of 9.9...
05-06-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 691
Views: 74,840
Posted By 2017All4

You are in the best position because you feel no...

You are in the best position because you feel no urgent need and thus you can let the right deal come to you.
If, by some chance, your local dealer has a car in stock that fits your needs and...
05-06-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 691
Views: 74,840
Posted By 2017All4

Each calendar month the offers are updated --...

Each calendar month the offers are updated -- sometimes it takes a few days after the first day of the calendar month before the MINIUSA Special Offers are updated.

Right now many suspect that...
05-06-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 863
Posted By 2017All4

Check the Carly web site https://www.mycarly.com ...

Check the Carly web site https://www.mycarly.com

They list all the functions that can be programmed. Check under Welcome Light :...
05-05-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,883
Posted By 2017All4

OTHER Good Truck

We took the trusty Clubman for a 1,000 mile romp up to the Northern California gold country over the weekend. Got a solid 36 combined MPG. The Good Truck ran very well and the Dinan was sweet up in...
Forum: 1st Gear
05-05-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 8,039
Posted By 2017All4

ArchiMark is getting ready to motor. Welcome to...

ArchiMark is getting ready to motor. Welcome to the club.
Perhaps the incentives will improve by the time delivery finally happens -- remember, if the incentives improve, you get them. But usually...
04-30-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 863
Posted By 2017All4

Welcome to the forum. Is there a reason why the...

Welcome to the forum. Is there a reason why the dealer disabled this feature? If the car came with it then it should be restored under warranty.
Carly can be used to activate and code many nice...
04-29-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 691
Views: 74,840
Posted By 2017All4

DiSC

Inside Baseball here. There are a number of systems out there that dealers train salespeople to use. One example is the DiSC Profile system. It is based on the idea that people tend to fall into one...
04-23-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 25,889
Posted By 2017All4

I just double-checked with the factory. If you...

I just double-checked with the factory. If you add the drop tanks you can't have the 20mm Vulcans that are concealed behind the front driving lights. Man I hate the new ordering restrictions!
04-23-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,255
Posted By 2017All4

Welcome to NAM and the World of MINI. Word...

Welcome to NAM and the World of MINI.

Word is it will be the 8 speed auto tranny in the high HP JCW.
Forum: 1st Gear
04-22-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 8,039
Posted By 2017All4

So, then, you know. Good luck, whatever you...

So, then, you know.

Good luck, whatever you decide.
Forum: 1st Gear
04-22-2019, 06:20 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 8,039
Posted By 2017All4

Your candor and introspection are refreshing. ...

Your candor and introspection are refreshing.
There are several of us old timers here who have taken over 60 trips around the sun... we get it.

Yours is truly a "first world" problem -- one with...
04-22-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 691
Views: 74,840
Posted By 2017All4

Subtle Changes

The old saying is: The more things appear to change the more they remain the same.

Car buying is changing, in subtle ways that are not always easy to detect. First of all, the distribution is...
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