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 ] Autoweek.com
  • Josh Tuck

    I’m one the 2000 who ordered on Feb. 17th. My Laser Blue / Lounge Leather should be here next week – I can’t wait!

  • MiniLife

    The R56 should be a market hit. Congratulations to MINIUSA and all the new MINI owners out there.

  • gokartride

    Yeah, I’m waiting alright….for a Cooper with a manual tranny…and a oak steering wheel…and the Cooper-color I want!! (I don’t mind too much…it’ll be worth it!)

  • TSizemore3

    With the wait times going back up I bet you are going to see the multi-thousand dollar dealer mark-ups come back in some areas of the country. I think I’ll wait till 2008 or 2009 before seriously considering a replacement for my ’03 MCS.

  • Jon

    I currently have orders in for two new minis, have had my money down for about a year now. Have the #1 spot at my dealer for the stage 2 JCW and #1 for the eventual GP :).

    Have long wait for my first and even longer for the second.