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Hi all, after some advice please :)

Bought my Mini Cooper S from a local dealership at the beginning of August this year, since then I have had 5 or 6 visits to another dealership due to problem after problem, so far I have had a new cd player, clutch, flywheel, window seal, window regulator, heater, steering rack, steering "spindle", armest piece. This comes to a sum of almost £2500 (thank god for warranty).

Now I can accept that the car isn't brand new, but with 6k miles on the clock, should I be getting all these problems? I now have another rattle from the gearbox and something that sounds "loose" when I turn left and right. I'm just getting sick of constantly returning the car, costing me time from work, to sort problems that I shouldn't have. I also had to take the car back a week after collecting is as it was due a service that the dealership hadn't picked up on (thank god for Think Mini).

Just wanted some advise please and a list of my options?

Thanks

George
 

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Hi George,

Sorry to hear of your problems, I'm sure someone will come along with experience of rejection. One thing which is puzzling me is the car requiring a service with only 6k miles on the clock. How old is the car?
 

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Yes they do, and I've had about 2.5ks worth of warranty work carried out. Its just that its problem after problem
 

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List all the problems and then get the dealer to sort it for you, try searching on here for some of the problems you are experiiencing, the clutch/flywheel is a common prob (maybe not with only 6k on the clock?!) The steering could be the steering clunk fault found on a lot of earlier models, again though for the mileage quite unusual.
If the dealer doesn't solve the problems after taking it in, maybe consider the dealer doing a buy back off you or putting you in another similar MINI?
 

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I manage to reject my Smart Roadster a couple of years ago after 5 months ownership, because Smart had my car more than I did in those 5 months thanks to a host of problems!

Speak to consumer direct (google it :) ) they will explain clearly your legal rights and how to word the rejection letter. Thats what I did and managed to get my money back :)

Good luck, and don't take any crap from them.
 
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