The best car-buying experience EVER today!

Kudos to my local Mini Cooper dealership! SharkWife needed a car that was easier to get in and out of (see my recent “Wife hospitalized with weird paralytic disease” thread).

In just 2.5 hours:

-Test driving two Minis, sans talky salesperson coming along
-Got a trade-in on the Jeep that met a more-than-fair “sell it yourself” price
-Obtained excellent financing at a rate lower than our bank offered
-Signed all the papers
-Left with two stuffed “Mini Cooper” dogs and two Mini diecast cars

The only thing we didn’t leave with is the actual car . . . she’s boarding a ship from England on Monday.

Congratulations on the new car. You might enjoy these YouTube videos; parts one and two of a UK documentary hosted by James May (of Top Gear fame) showing the process of building cars. Most of it takes place in the plant in Oxford in which all Minis are built.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-Te-E_u2a8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOvGX6nhemg

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Congratulations on the new car. You might enjoy these YouTube videos; parts one and two of a UK documentary hosted by James May (of Top Gear fame) showing the process of building cars. Most of it takes place in the plant in Oxford in which all Minis are built.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-Te-E_u2a8

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Thanks! We’ll watch these “car birth” links tonight.