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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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Wow...
That is not a 'fit for purpose' convertible. If others (at least one) have had faults with the cable on the right of the roof, I'd say the least you need is a replacement cable. If the dealer has tried to fix it by replacing that, I'd say the next step is a complete new roof, after that reject the car. I think there are a few threads on here about how to reject UK cars if it comes to that.
I would think that since it's been happening since delivery, you have a very good case. Hope it works out in the end.
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