Archive for November, 2009

Jenna Fullenkamp

Black Friday: Best day to buy a car.

by on November 23rd, 2009 at 4:11pm in News
By Peter Valdes-Dapena, senior writer

“When people think of Black Friday shopping, they usually think of things like flat screen TVs, toys and sweaters. Now you can add cars, trucks and SUVs.

Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is the best day to buy a car, according to car pricing researchers at the Web site

Analysts looked at day-by-day car pricing for the last several years. That data revealed that discounts on Black Friday are, on average, the biggest of the year.

“The discounts from dealerships, as well as manufacturers’ incentives, generate the highest discounts of the year on Black Friday,” said Jesse Toprak, an analyst for

Unlike typical Black Friday sales where customers know exactly what they’ll pay for an item, car prices are individually negotiated the day of the sale, so it’s difficult for customers to know ahead of time they’ll be getting a deal. But there’s been a clear trend, Toprak said.

The average new car discount on Nov. 27 is projected to be 7.5%. The average discount the day before and after is expected to be just over 6%. On a typical day throughout the year, car shoppers usually pay about 4.7% less than the sticker price.”

Great news for anyone in the market or ready to trade up into a MINI. Cincinnati MINI is joining in the spirit of day with $1500 instock 2009 models.

In MINI spririt all employees will be dressed in “black” for black friday. Just bring yourself, ready for the deals!

Jenna Fullenkamp

And the BEST Driving weather is….??

by on November 19th, 2009 at 10:42am in News

let’s do a little multiple choice to start our day off right.

What is your favorite driving season?

a) Spring
b) Summer
c) Fall
d) Winter

post your comments below and let me know why!

My answer would have to be c) Fall. When you get the hint of burning leaves in the air and its still warm enough to cruise with the windows down – that is the BEST driving weather in my opinion!

Nichole Rhenisch

Cincinnati MINI has had the great opportunity to pair up with MY64′s Great Lifestyles TV show this year. All of us here at Cincinnati MINI have really enjoyed the partnership and are so excited every time we see one of our MINIs or one of our employees on TV. Thomas Hoskins does an amazing job taking his viewers around the Greater Cincinnati area and showing off everything this beautiful city has to offer. Cincinnati MINI has been able to check out some great events and locations along with the TV show and we must say it has been exciting.

Cincinnati MINI first location was at the Cincinnati Museum Center. We had to pull five of our best looking MINIs up on the side walk (very Italian Job) and we were really lucky to have a vintage MINI loaned to us for the shoot. Thomas and Matt, our MINI Manager, did an amazing job talking about the history of the MINI and what it has come to stand for today.

Check out the video from the Great Lifestyles website from this segment!

We also got to attend the Lawrenceburg Fall Fest with the MY64 crew. Our MINIs got to watch such performances like Justin Moore and Willie Nelson! And even a little rain couldn’t stop the people from enjoying the festival and our MINIs.

Use this link to see the segment from the Lawrenceburg Fall Fest

And have you ever seen a MINI inside a furniture store? Well, for an event at Bova we got one of our 2009 MINI Cooper Convertibles inside the store! The great thing was that the MINI fit right in with the rest of the store.

See more here

All in all Cincinnati MINI could not be happier with how our partnership with Great Lifestyles turned out. We have made some great new friends and gotten to experience so much more. Thank so much to everyone at the TV show for all of your kindness, hard work and dedication to what you do. Please go to Great Lifestyles website to learn more about the show and see when you can catch the next episode.

Jenna Fullenkamp

I’d rather be in a MINI

by on November 4th, 2009 at 10:42am in News

I was driving along the other day in a “small coupe” (which will remain nameless) and I turned to my passenger and said – “you know, although I love this car, I really enjoy the MINI ten times over”.

The sporty and fun coupe I was driving didn’t have the same agility as the MINI. As I changed lanes and turned corners I missed that feeling a MINI provides. It is a truly unique feeling to other cars.

Here’s your challenge bloggers:

October was MOTOR TOBER. It’s a month for those who have never driven MINIs to get in and TRY ONE! As we leave October and move into the first weekend of November, I challenge you. Bring a guest to Cincinnati MINI this weekend to drive a MINI. If they like it, we will take $1500 off their purchase on any 2009 instock MINI – pretty cool! You can see our website for all of the details!