..This month I ordered Manny... 6 long weeks later on 1st March 04 I picked him up..Manny The BRG Cooper with a spec of
He then had,
17" S Spokes
Clear Rear Lights
PiperX Panel Filter
Check Mirror Covers
Custom Roof & petrol Graphic
Custom Ariel...this is doing well..been on since June 05 and not been nicked yet..neither have the MINI logo dust covers!
Aero Side Skirts and Spolier
Embrodered Carpet Mats with Cooper Logo On
Aero Sill Strips
Sony CD Player
We had a fantastic 16 months of hassle free MINI Adventures with only a leaky windscreen aand steering rack being fixed. We try and get to the local Meets & Runs, family commitments and work allowing and have met loads of fantastic ppls over the years
Then in Aug 05 we were hit head on near enough and shoved into a ditch...poor Manny, in and out of repairs where the Approved repairs centre C**^$ed up big time..some of you on here know the heartache I had at the time with all the hassle
For example, I was driving around for a week with no gearbox oil after the driveshaft was replaced..this resulted in a new gearbox 8 months later!..Trim hanging off windscreen, air in the coolant..I could go on, but I won't.
Since then he's been back and forth to the dealers for more Repairs & Niggles than I've had hot dinners..major repairs being a new Gearbox @ 8,300 miles, Driveshaft..
and then last week he had new Pullys, rear caliper sorted as it was sticking, new seatbelt and new headlights, creaking dashboard....he's only done 11,045 miles!!
He know seems OK ...touch a huge piece of Wood
I've come very close to getting rid in the past 6 months and he's in the last chance saloon.
He may evan be gone by the Summer as I'm not 100% happy, probably 97%.
Trouble is, these little cars get under your skin..everytime I think of trading him in, I think "Oh NO!..can I really do it?"...after all this little car saved my life and its not its fault he's not been right.
I'm not keen on the R56 so a trade in for another MINI is not on the cards.
The repair centre have offered to pay for an extended BMW Warranty when mine runs out end of Feb, which I will have off them..its the least they can do.
Thanks for reading!
Lets see what another year brings