I bought my mini used from a dealership (but not a mini dealer) in September. I’ve been having small problems since the start but now, conveniently, after the warranty has ended I’ve been told that I need to have my dash stripped because there’s a problem with the fibre optics in my radio system causing me to have no display on my central instrument. The car is only just 5 years old and my mechanic (he’s a mini specialist but not based at an approved mini garage) has told me to take it to a BMW MINI garage and try my hand at getting them to pay for some of it. My problem is that I’ve no clue how to go about this because I didn’t buy it from new or from a mini dealer so I feel like they have an advantage over me as it’s not necessarily their problem. Any advice would be greatly appreciated because as much as I love my mini, I don’t really want to be shovelling out loads of money for something that shouldn’t have happened at this age and only 50,000 miles!
Update: do you think I would get anywhere if I complain to the dealer I got it from? Since it was only in September when I bought it.