I had a MCS
with the conversion fitted from new by BMW. It had problems from day one.
Rattles, noises, creaks, bangs, stutter troubles, 1st/reverse gears stiff and clunky, knocking through steering wheels, funny brakes in cold/wet, centre console items failing to come to life. I heard all the excuses, like the characteristic
argument, they even claimed I was expecting too much from my £25k brand new car.
It had various parts replaced including, superchargers, belts, chains, shafts, couplings, tyres, steering racks etc, etc, etc. This was all UNDER 4ooo miles. I screamed
the dealership down when they had my Mini from early Dec until early Jan, I picked it up to discover the rattles from under the Bonnet were infact louder and worse than ever, the technician said something dumb like, have you checked the oil, I pointed out it had infact been in his/BMW care for the last four weeks so how was I supposed to check the oil? I got my money back a couple of days later and bought a Focus RS with 2500 miles on the clock with which I have had not one single problem
in over 2000 miles which is helluva lot longer than my MCS
lasted and the Ford guys at my dealership are just like old pals, unlike the beings at my BMW dealership who always made me feel bad for wanting my new car to be perfect or at least work properly. If I were you Id drop the Mini ASAP and get something a little more tried and tested and a dealership that actually cares about its customers rather than wether youre in a suit or not.