Hey guys, I stepped inside my 2002 Cooper S one day after some rain to discover that there was water in in the driver's side footwell up to the pedals.
I went home and immediately shop-vac'd all the water out, but I could tell there was still much water remaining below the floor. I set up an appointment at my local dealership and two days later went to take it in.
The car was towed to the dealership June 10th. I was informed that day that to take a look at the extent of the water damage would cost between $200-$500. I gave them the okay to go forward with inspection.
Later that day they said there was corroded wiring and broken sunroof drains (the cause of the flood). I was told the repair would be around $2500. I gave them the okay to go forward with the repair, under the impression that this was all the car needed to be back in working order.
June 12th they called back and told me that upon further inspection, they found that the General Module had been fried, and also needed repair. I was told this repair was also around $2500.
This surprised me, as I was not clearly informed that even more work needed to be done after the initial repair. I told them to hold off, as I could not afford that. They insist that they told me that after the initial repairs, there would be more to inspect (they definitely did not, and if they did, it was not at all clear to me).
IF I HAD KNOWN IT WOULD COST $5,000 TO REPAIR MY CAR, I WOULDN'T HAVE GOTTEN THEM TO DO THE FIRST REPAIRS, I ONLY PAID $8,000 FOR THE CAR!
Anyways, I am now considering suing them. Any thoughts on this situation?