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Is a 2009, Mini Cooper convertible with about 23,000 miles on it, in good condition a good buy at $13,500? New brakes and tires.... Thank you... Leslie C.

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Julie Kimes, General Sales Manager at O'Daniel Automart / O'Daniel Mazda Leslie, Several questions I have in regards to a "good buy� Sometimes the best of buys don�t always end up to be a good purchase. First, because of the year of the vehicle I would strongly recommend taking it to your local technician and having it thoroughly inspected. The cost of the inspection can save you thousands of dollars in the long run. Second, are you purchasing it from a reputable dealership that will stand behind their cars and customers? The 3rd suggestion I would make, is to check the value on http://www.kbb.com/car-values/, I would have checked it for you, however in 2009 there are 3 different models. Lastly I would make sure that the vehicle has a CLEAN car fax. I hope this helps. Sincerely, Julie Kimes

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