ONE OWNER, CLEAN CARFAX!! When looking for a used car finding a one owner car with a clean carfax is like finding a needle in a haystack! Cars that have long ownership are typically revered as great buys as they are usually cared for better and pride is usually taken in a car owned for long periods of time. This Mini Cooper is a prime example! The car looks absolutely stunning inside and out, it has no check engine lights and rides like an absolute dream! It has brand name high tires all the way around, a brand new clutch and is ready to give someone many years of enjoyment!
This particular Mini is loaded with options including the gauge pack, dual sunroof as shown in the pictures, leather seating, upgraded Harmon Kardon stereo etc. It is essentially a loaded base model which is the model to get! Why would you want a loaded base model as opposed to an S model? Glad you asked....the non-turbo, non-supercharged Mini is much more reliable than the turbo and supercharged counterparts. If you want a reliable Mini, this would be your best bet and the fact someone owned this particular one for over ten years should be a testament to just how reliable this car is! The other huge factor in this is I bought this car as a trade in directly from the Mini dealership which means the previous owner traded this for another Mini. That means they were probably very happy with their experience so they bought another one. All great signs when looking for a used car!!
So now lets talk about price. Everyone loves to say "oh, I found this one a bit cheaper from this dealer" etc. I am pricing this at Kelley Blue Book because other dealers don't have a one owner, clean carfax, loaded out base model like this....especially in this condition! Sometimes its worth spending a few hundred more dollars to get a higher caliber vehicle because in the end you will save money. Cheaper, multiple owner models will be more prone to having more reliability issues which will result in more repair costs. Save money in the long run and buy yourself a high end, well-kept model that will not only make your pocketbook happy, but make you a happy owner! At the time of writing this add with all options put in the valuation tool, Kelley Blue Book rates this cars value at $3930 to $5285. Lower value is obviously aimed at cars that are in worse shape, have numerous owners, accidents etc. Higher valued cars are aimed at models like mine that are one owner, clean carfax, exceptional condition cars. Buy smart!