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PostSubject: F56 MINI: 4000 Advance Orders   14th March 2014, 19:37

MINI success story worth celebrating - From Oxford Mail
Thursday 13th March 2014

"THERE is a stand-out figure that truly shows the quality of the motor vehicles produced in this city: 4,000 advance orders for the third generation Mini have been made before anyone has seen the car.
Today our Motoring Editor, David Duffy, gives his verdict on the latest version of the Oxford Mini.
It goes on sale on Saturday and he is mightily impressed.
The Mini plant is a core part of this city and is rightly valued.
But sometimes local pride can blind us a little over how the Mini is viewed further afield.
There are 900 a day rolling off the production line, but even the most ardent critic of the little motor cannot quibble with that queue of 4,000 waiting to get behind the wheel of the new generation."
http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/opinion/comment/11072162.Mini_success_story_worth_celebrating/?ref=arc

http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/11072258.Our_motoring_man_gives_new_Mini_a_spin___Video/

Mini sales take a dip
"Global sales of the Mini fell significantly last month.
A total of 15,975 cars were delivered to customers, down 13.8 per cent on the February 2013 figure of 18,527.
Bosses said the slowdown was due to anticipation of the new model being launched in dealerships on Saturday.
However, sales of the Clubman estate remain strong. In the first two months of the year, a total of 2,532 vehicles were delivered, an increase of 22.5 per cent on the 2,067 figure from last year."
http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/11072152.Mini_sales_take_a_dip/
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PostSubject: Re: F56 MINI: 4000 Advance Orders   14th March 2014, 20:38

Pretty understandable that sales would drop prior to a new model launch...

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PostSubject: Re: F56 MINI: 4000 Advance Orders   14th March 2014, 20:42

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However, sales of the Clubman estate remain strong. In the first two months of the year, a total of 2,532 vehicles were delivered, an increase of 22.5 per cent on the 2,067 figure from last /

Someone told me that MINI had stopped taking orders for the clubman.

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PostSubject: Re: F56 MINI: 4000 Advance Orders   14th March 2014, 20:46

my boss ordered a new Clubman the other day - must've set a good example Smile
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PostSubject: Re: F56 MINI: 4000 Advance Orders   14th March 2014, 20:49

This guy ordered a new JCW clubman and was told it was one of the last orders being taken, maybe just the JCW or while the F56 gets going...

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PostSubject: Re: F56 MINI: 4000 Advance Orders   14th March 2014, 22:01

That's fab so many orders! It's going to do well that car! Wish I had my order in!
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PostSubject: Re: F56 MINI: 4000 Advance Orders   14th March 2014, 22:12

Just need to win the lottery or sell the Audi for 16k lol
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PostSubject: Re: F56 MINI: 4000 Advance Orders   14th March 2014, 23:51

How many can they build in one day?
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PostSubject: Re: F56 MINI: 4000 Advance Orders   15th March 2014, 01:05

Hope they don't rush them could have engines falling out and doors falling off lol
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PostSubject: Re: F56 MINI: 4000 Advance Orders   15th March 2014, 11:50

One of the dealers I have spoken to had one car arrive with 3 standard tyres and 1 run flat!
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PostSubject: Re: F56 MINI: 4000 Advance Orders   15th March 2014, 12:47

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How many can they build in one day?


Last time I was there they were on double shifts of 11hrs and a car came of the line every 90 seconds...

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PostSubject: Re: F56 MINI: 4000 Advance Orders   15th March 2014, 12:48

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One of the dealers I have spoken to had one car arrive with 3 standard tyres and 1 run flat!

Is that one of the million or so made?

Pretty good I'd say....

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PostSubject: Re: F56 MINI: 4000 Advance Orders   15th March 2014, 12:56

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Moon wrote:
One of the dealers I have spoken to had one car arrive with 3 standard tyres and 1 run flat!

Is that one of the million or so made?

Pretty good I'd say....

I doubt they've made a million F56 yet! It's probably not unheard of elsewhere, but it's strange given everything arrives in sequence as opposed to picked off the shelves!

I can however confirm that the 'SOS' button works...
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PostSubject: Re: F56 MINI: 4000 Advance Orders   15th March 2014, 12:58

440 cars per day then. So they're at 9 days if they made nothing other than the f56, not too bad I suppose given nobody has seen it, but it's not like the three month + waiting list it used to be!
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PostSubject: Re: F56 MINI: 4000 Advance Orders   15th March 2014, 13:06

Don't forget they still make the Gen 2 cabrio, roadster, coupe & clubman (although did hear that it is stopping)

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PostSubject: Re: F56 MINI: 4000 Advance Orders   15th March 2014, 13:16

Davyboy wrote:
Don't forget they still make the Gen 2 cabrio, roadster, coupe & clubman (although did hear that it is stopping)

Thats what I was thinking - what is the actual wait to get one if you were to order one over the next week or so... I did notice that the ones that had sun roofs did have them fitted properly though!

I still don't understand why they haven't extended (or made an equivalent version of) the BMW Individual programme for Mini - I'm convinced it'd sell well! And probably better than it does on BMWs as everyone seems to want them in one of the delightful shades of white, through silver/grey to black nowadays!
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PostSubject: Re: F56 MINI: 4000 Advance Orders   15th March 2014, 16:08

A friend ordered a R57 Cooper S recently and was told about 6 weeks...

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PostSubject: Re: F56 MINI: 4000 Advance Orders   17th March 2014, 11:40

Anybody know when the new Cllubman is launched -I heard that it may not be until 2015 ?
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