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Is my MOC is a heap of junk?

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I think so.......

I have a Mini One Convertible which has be nothing other than trouble since I bought it. The problems started with the roof failing during the handover which delayed the car's delivery by a few days until it was supposedly "fixed" by Blue Bell at Crewe. Since then the roof has continued to be a problem failing at seemingly at random. The last time it was in the dealers to be seen to it had "historical faults" in the memory, but no current fault. Lately it was in for rectification to a paint defect and when I went to pick the car up it the roof again failed, this time becoming skewered as I attempted to lower it. The initail advice from the dealers is that it needs a complete new roof.

Other problems are that the paintwork was defective and needed rectification, the alarm goes off whenever it rains, and the steering required attention due to the car pulling to the left. The dealership have fixed the paintwork, but the roof and alarm problems remain. I have photographs of how it looks at present which I will post here when I find out how to do so, but if anyone would like to see them I will send them to you by email. Please send me an email to [email protected] and I will send them by return. Hopefully I will get some with Blue Bell BMW in the background on Monday. If anyone is in the Crewe area on Monday I will be at the dealership at 11am.

I have had enough of this car. I think that it is a lemon. I waited 6 months to take delivery and it is the worst car that I have ever had. The dealership is as yet unwilling to accept my request for a refund for the car, but I will be logging all events to build a case in the near future. Hopefully a satisfactory agreement can be reached before I have to go to court. :mad:
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Hi there,

i am so sorry to hear about all your problems. Just thought I'd mention that although my roof did not have the same problem, as reported a while ago on this forum, a cable snapped in my roof, and I had my roof replaced about a week after the problem was identified. The cable snapped on the right hand side of the roof, which was a design fault, and because i had been heavily using the sunroof position only, the cable frayed and snapped. The roof then twisted, very similar to what your car looks like and the chasey( excuse spelling) was twisted as a result. The roof would then not close properly. We called the assistance number inside my handbook, and then the car was collected an hour later and i was given a courtesy car for the time they had my car. The car was fitted with a newly modified roof and returned 9 days later. I also met with the area manager for Mini and he confirmed it had been a modified roof, as i was a bit unsure about this.
Although you are trying to get a refund and reject the car, maybe if you want to keep your car i would demand you get the roof replaced, If they do it for one client then they should do it for you too. I hope this helps you go back to your dealership and say that i have had a new roof after a week and you want this too.
Good Luck.
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