I have to agree with you there, every time my car has gone back to the dealer I have told them to look at it. It's had all the fittings renewed and tightened but it's still got vibrations and rattles. I drove a October Cooper and it didn't have any rattles, so maybe things at MINI quality control have got a bit better. Are there any owners of January/February build cars who have got the rattles?A creaking (popping?) dash is a niggle I wouldn't ask a dealer to fix.