Please read the roof wear problem threads BEFORE you order a convertible. I traded in my faultless 4 month old Cooper for a Cooper convertible and hoped the problems would not arise. Exactly 3 weeks later back into dealers with the usual fading and canvas thinning snags but also noticed passenger side edge just above window is starting to fray!!!!! I was told Mini now recognise problem and modification will be released soon so they will not replace any canvas roofs until it is resolved. I am totally gutted and considering rejecting car and going back to hard top maybe Cooper S. Please give advice and / or help especially other owners with the wear problem. The only thing keeping me a Mini owner is that I had no problems with my Cooper hard top.