May 6th, 2008, 06:03 PM
Hi everyone thanks for the posts from yesterday about my problem(put it in the wrong section sorry).....I live near norwich and don`t want to take it to lind bmw cos it`ll be top dollar that i pay,does anyone know where i can take it in norwich or norfolk that`ll do a good job for a reasonable price,if they`re isn`t anyone and its a specialist job then to the stealers it is if not then great!Hope you can help!
And if this is in the wrong place sorry again. :rolleyes:
May 6th, 2008, 06:04 PM
Whats the problem?
Is it not under warranty?
May 6th, 2008, 06:07 PM
Ok, just found your thread from yesterday
I had this happen to my Convertible, it is repairable, and mine was covered by warranty. I did do a thread about it, but you'd have to search for that to get all the details on when mine failed.
May 6th, 2008, 06:40 PM
No its an 05 and i rang lind today they told me the warranty ended in january,so i`m gutted......
They told me the roof is very technical and could cost over a grand which is what i expected from lind anyway,,,,thats why an independent mini man/women would be a bonus.
May 6th, 2008, 06:48 PM
2005? Think mine was a 2005;)
If its the same as what I had then its not the whole frame that is replaced, just the front arms, not a huge job in parts wise, but labour wise it is.
You need to dig out the old thread about mine, and then contact MINI customer services, as they know that the current roof has lots of faults on it, and might do a deal for you as good will if you present them with other claims and issues which you will find lots of on this forum.
I'd never buy an old convertible unless it was from a dealer due to the amount of issues I had on mine, and it was one of the reasons I got rid of mine before the warranty ran out.
I really feel for you, as it can't be nice:(
But don't give up so easily with MINI;) But if it comes to it these guys have done roof work before MINI Coopers by Mini Mania - MiniMania.com (http://www.minimaniauk.co.uk/)
May 7th, 2008, 12:35 PM
I had a bit of spare time so dug out my old thread for you;)
May 7th, 2008, 01:26 PM
It's not nice when something like this happens :(
If it goes to a dealer, you should stress that you expect the roof on a premium small car to last longer than three years. The dealer should put in a goodwill claim with BMW, and you may get some financial contibution paid towards the repair.