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I purchased my 2015 mini cooper s several weeks ago (driven very few miles due to crappy New York weather). Nonetheless, I have decided that I do want to purchase the extended maintenance plan (not the extended warranty). I am not looking for advice on whether or not it is a wise expenditure or whether the extended warranty is a more prudent purchase, etc. ... with all due respect. I've made my decision on the threshold question to my own satisfaction. Rather, I am looking for advice on negotiating the best price. The current rack rate (price) is somewhere around $1,700+. The best the snotty finance manager would do at my local Long Island dealership is to knock off $100. I have read on one of the sites (possibly this one) that some people had negotiated the price down to the $1,200+ range. Any ideas on how to negotiate a deal with anything close to this type of discount? If I purchase the maintenance from an out of the area dealer, I imagine that my local dealer would have to honor it? Should I reach out by phone for finance managers, send emails? Any guidance would be appreciated. Any referrals to specific mini dealership / personnel who offer good discounts would also be gratefully received.
 
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