I'm 7 hours away from the nearest dealer , so I have been looking into this for some time. Besides scottgib's dealer, MINIUSA itself has confirmed that only MINI dealers will provide MINI servicing. Period.scottgib said:According to my dealer, you will need to go to the Mini dealer. BMW dealers that don't have the Mini are not trained in the service and will not carry parts. I am about 2 1/2 hrs away from a Mini dealer. Bummer.
I think that after the initial fervor over the MINI dies down, that service access will be the biggest roadblock that MINI marketing will have to overcome, to sell cars to the non-MINI-enthusiast car buyer.Originally posted by DeniseK
Question is: What do I do about service
Who said anything about delivery back from the dealer? The general public does not yet know the provisions of the MINI roadside assistance program, but I've never heard any speculation that there would be a return trip delivering the repaired MINI as part of the package. Don't get wrong - I'm all for it - just don't know whether to believe it.karmuze said:US service is a big hurdle
2.Rely on the roadside assistance service to fix all problems and keep a second car to use as a backup while the wrecker is transporting your car to and from the dealer
As I said previously, I intend to do all minor repairs myself due to the distance (1.5HR) away from my nearest MINI dealer, even if said repairs would be covered under warranty. I would use roadside assistance only for serious undriveable type breakdowns. In that event, I would expect the delivery of my car back to my home or workplace whichever is closer to the dealer.Originally posted by BruceK
Who said anything about delivery back from the dealer?
You're certainly willing to go the extra mile for MINI ownership! Hope you have your Holiday Inn frequent traveller discount card handy if you experience any problems. Here's hoping you don't.Originally posted by FiremanMike
If it breaks, load and go.