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Hi everyone,
I have a question, for those who have received your new mini. How many miles did your car have when you got it?
What is a normal millaege on a new car?
As we all know, they have to drive them several miles (load it, unload it etc etc) before it finally arrives at the dealership
 

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under 20 miles... id say is acceptable
any more and id want to know why so many miles...

most of the miles would have been made up of transporting the vehicle between the factory and the garage... you'd be shocked at how many miles moving cars about between transporters, holding compounds, shipping terminals etc can accumulate..

not sure if the garage would need to give the car a drive round... but the usual mot style tests should be carried out as basic.

ideally you would have thought mini would ship the car and hold the ecu in limbo land, keeping the odometer at zero till handover! now that would impress... but while that could be done... means some naughty people could potentially do it too out in the field!

my car had 7 miles on it...
 

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I would seriously question anything above 20, don't see much of a reason for anything around more than that to be added.
 

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Mrs W says ours had 7 miles on the clock when she drove it out of the showroom. Has 3000 on it now....
 

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My RCZ had 9miles....I hope to beat that with Volc :)
 

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Thanks for all the replies!
Actually I asked because mine (will pick it up tuesday) has 21 miles on it... Here in Mexico, they sometimes drive them from dealership to dealership. We don´t order it directly from the factory, the dealerships receive X number of cars and then sell them. The one I wanted was at another dealership and they had to send it to my dealership (sometimes lazy bastards unload them entering the city and then drive them to the dealership to avoid traffic in the big trucks).
Also they are stored in warehouses, and when you decide wich one you want they would either tow it to the dealership or drive it there...
I guess I´ll the this one pass and receive it, I already waited a month to get it plus I got $400USD discount and free all season mats
 

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Thanks for all the replies!
Actually I asked because mine (will pick it up tuesday) has 21 miles on it... Here in Mexico, they sometimes drive them from dealership to dealership. We don´t order it directly from the factory, the dealerships receive X number of cars and then sell them. The one I wanted was at another dealership and they had to send it to my dealership (sometimes lazy bastards unload them entering the city and then drive them to the dealership to avoid traffic in the big trucks).
Also they are stored in warehouses, and when you decide wich one you want they would either tow it to the dealership or drive it there...
I guess I´ll the this one pass and receive it, I already waited a month to get it plus I got $400USD discount and free all season mats
well at least you KNOW why the surplus miles have been put on..
 

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Hi everyone,
I have a question, for those who have received your new mini. How many miles did your car have when you got it?
What is a normal millaege on a new car?
As we all know, they have to drive them several miles (load it, unload it etc etc) before it finally arrives at the dealership
Sorry to disappoint those who want the fewest miles on their new cars, but dealers can & do reset the odometer of new cars!!

When I was at the MINI factory this week for the tour, I was told that 1 in 10 cars is driven on the test track... some for several laps.

Therefore, every new car has potentially covered more than the few miles that we see on collection.

Enjoy your cars guys and don't sweat the small stuff!
 

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Sorry to disappoint those who want the fewest miles on their new cars, but dealers can & do reset the odometer of new cars!!

When I was at the MINI factory this week for the tour, I was told that 1 in 10 cars is driven on the test track... some for several laps.

Therefore, every new car has potentially covered more than the few miles that we see on collection.

Enjoy your cars guys and don't sweat the small stuff!
I was about to say the exact same thing!
 

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I wouldn't mind anything up to and around 30 miles - it's not as though anyone can use the car for anything exciting within that distance. In addition the best way to run in a car is through using a mixture of different driving styles.... :)
 
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