Pepper white MINI Cooper “S” , 5-speed with 48,500 miles – one owner – driven by Smith College Professor (will be purchasing a 2011 MINI).
- Remainder of MINI full bumper-to-bumper warranty until October, 2011 or 50,000 miles (whichever comes first);
- Complete maintenance records (including 3 extra full synthetic oil changes over and above MINI service intervals);
- Perfect mechanical condition – inspected by independent BMW specialist Luke Zbylut at 48,500 miles; inspected at New Country MINI at 48, 250 miles;
- Clean Autocheck report (March 27, 2011) – one “stationary” reported parking accident (read about it here);
History. I custom ordered my MINI (MINI of Peabody) and took possession in late September 2007. I have taken very good care of it (extra oil changes, frequent car washes in winter) although in the first week of ownership, a car (young kid) backed out of a parking spot into the right side door panel (not the frame of the car) on Main St. in Northampton during the first snowfall of the year. I reported the accident to the police to make sure he paid for the damage. I have pictures, a copy of the police and insurance report and the repair invoice. There is also currently a scratch or tiny dent (picture below) in the rear right panel (a van door opening carelessly in another parking lot, this time overnight?), which I will have repaired before delivering the car.
Pricing. I have sold my last two cars for the Edmund’s True Value Private Party Price to the first persons who came to check them out. I find both the Kelley Blue Book ($17,405) and the NADA value ($18,375) to be overpriced (the MINI Black Book lists $10,820 – 14,350 for a trade-in).
Options. As you can see from the original sticker, I ordered only three items for this already extremely well-equipped car:
- Panoramic sunroof (covers front & back seats).
- Factory alarm (in addition to standard kill switch).
- Sport suspension. I like a firm, sporty ride, and this option makes the MINI rock solid in turns and on the highway at any speed. Choosing a softer, touring passenger tire would definitely soften up the ride if you find it too harsh.
- Extended warranties that cover all components (except clutch and “wear” items) are available from MINI or Royal 66 – they must be purchased prior to the expiry of the Factory MINI warranty for the best price and terms (about $3500 for 100,000 miles or until Oct. 21, 2014).
- I am selling the car with the OE 16″ Bridgespokes and 195/55R16 All-Season Runflats that are in the pictures above Also available for purchase would be:
- Winter tires – Michelin X-Ice 195/55R16s on 2002 Cooper “S” 16″ Webspokes (stained and scratched but MINI’s lightest – so most agile – OE wheel):
- Summer All-Seasons – All-Season 215/50R16 Falken Ziex ZE-912s on black Konig Feathers.
The price for each set will be between $250-300 depending on my final measurement of tread depth (which we can compare to the original to estimate tire life).
I bought this car because it was a safe, comfortable, low CO2 emissions hatchback with great gas mileage (I have gotten form 32 mpg in city to 40+ mpg at 55mph on highway) and plenty of power if you need it to pass on the highway.
For more information or to see the car call Tim at 413-330-8222 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.