Well after agonising over what i should do after finding out that my cooper d soft top isnt going to be here till next year i did a lot of looking around at other variants and have decided to stick to my Convertible.
However is there any one else out there in the same position as me.
Also have you found MiniUK to be totally useless why they are quoting 5 months to build a car. You would think i was ordering a Veyron with such a waiting list
I have my dealer looking into the problem speaking to area managers they said they are going to do some work and sort it out as if there not building them theres going to be a heck of a shortage next summer not only that but are they thinking of deleting them. I have been told this is not the case but if anyone has any info it would be happily received
so you ordereed yours a month before mine and im being told next year now. and your guys are saying you may get it next week. I hope they are going to sort this out it is ridiculous and not on A new car shoul dnot take any more that 6-8 weeks to be ordered built and delivered unless its something special.
I sopke to MINIUK and found them totally useless to be honest and all they said is they will chase my dealer which was pointless they should be chasing there own sales team personally at oxford or where ever there based Braknell??
Hope you get yours soon lll keep my fingers crossed for you. What version are you getting?? and spec love to see it if you get it soon :-)
To be honest, I really don't think they are being honest with me. The original date was mid September then end of september then 8th October then I have been told this week/next week... I emailed them today and asked them and they haven't given me a response but my dealer said he was "chasing MINI UK and the factory by phone everyday..."
I only ordered a MINI One Convertible which may be why yours is taking longer if it's a Cooper? Who knows? The reason they gave me for being delayed is that I wanted the 17" black conical spoke alloys and these are rare?? (So rare they sell them on their website?!) and the visual boost radio... To be honest my dealer has been really nice and thrown in the multi function steering wheel upgrade in for free and stuff so I kinda give up on nagging them!
What month next year are they saying yours is coming in?
sounds a tall story about your wheels as these go on all cooper S models but who knows?
My car has been on order now for 7 weeks and i have been told that its now coming 2013 and the month is possibly march as they close for xmas and january is probably a no go and february is build month then march delivery. For me its unacceptable and i am trying to do something about it but seem to be getting nowhere ????? Let us know how you get on.
Thats interesting because when I was at the factory a couple of weeks ago they said they were so busy they were running 24 hours a day 6 days a week with only Sunday stoppage for plant maintenance, didnt sound like they ever had holidays how they were speaking, but then the bell went and they stopped for 1/2 teabreak.
I was told next year for clubmans same as convertibles im phoneing my dealer today to see if he has any info for me its a poor do.
As for them working all round the clock we have to look at what they are building? as the biggest problem is this supposedly, our problems needing to drive a RHD car opposed to the majority of them being built are for LHD so the chance to fit in a few of the stranger RHD are now fewer than before!!!! Ill start a petition if i have to just to get my car built!!! OL Well in fact ill do it for any one on here who has ordered a car in the UK for UK delivery to have it slotted in between all the LHD ;-)
I posted on another thread that my Clubman Cooper D is expected on time (ordered 19 Sep, it's now built and on its way). I suggest then it's just a soft-top issue. If I'd ordered a soft top and it was that much delayed I'd be seriously upset. Anyway, good luck and keep us posted OK?
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