MINI Buyers Still Waiting

It looks like the revised 2007 MINI is proving as popular as it’s predecessor. Here’s a quote from Jim McDowell in this week’s Autoweek:

Buyers are waiting at least six weeks for delivery of Mini’s second-generation Cooper and Cooper S, Jim McDowell, head of Mini USA, said.

Many buyers waited until the cars went on sale Feb. 17 before deciding whether to buy, McDowell said, because they wanted to see the differences in person. About 2,000 customer-ordered cars will be delivered this month, he said. McDowell was interviewed at the New York auto show.

Despite the later arrival of the new Coopers, McDowell predicted that Mini sales in the United States will rise this year from last year’s 39,171 units.

[ MINI Cooper buyers must wait ]