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Default 21st July 2013, 12:24 PM

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Yeah its something i need to look into really. I'm not planning on decking the mini anyway so it'll hardly be noticeable. How is the S treating you? wish I could have got one but insurance just wouldnt let me hence I had to get a one :/
my insurance is quite reasonable, i'm 21 with 2 non fault accidents so 3 yr ncb :\. they would only insure me when i got to 21 though, which is what is making me suspicious about the cost of adding mods or whether it's even allowed.

i do love it, the petrol is costly but when i was choosing between an r53 or an r56, the r53 guzzles petrol over a period of time whereas the r56 has loads of expensive faults that need fixing immediately so i decided i'd rather pay for the petrol instead of fixing. what are your other plans for your mini?



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Default 21st July 2013, 08:38 PM

Wish i could justify paying the insurance prices for a petrol r56.... cheapest quote i had was 3400. Male, 21, 3 years NCB! insurance on my SD is 1800... almost a bargin in comparison, hoping it will drop some more when i turn 22 in september! hehe
  
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Default 22nd July 2013, 09:01 AM

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my insurance is quite reasonable, i'm 21 with 2 non fault accidents so 3 yr ncb :\. they would only insure me when i got to 21 though, which is what is making me suspicious about the cost of adding mods or whether it's even allowed.

i do love it, the petrol is costly but when i was choosing between an r53 or an r56, the r53 guzzles petrol over a period of time whereas the r56 has loads of expensive faults that need fixing immediately so i decided i'd rather pay for the petrol instead of fixing. what are your other plans for your mini?
Plans at the moment is to set it on fire I'm fed up with it, the service I'm recieving is a joke its so fustrating. I'm paying all this money for a car I'm not even driving.
  
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Default 22nd July 2013, 08:43 PM

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Wish i could justify paying the insurance prices for a petrol r56.... cheapest quote i had was 3400. Male, 21, 3 years NCB! insurance on my SD is 1800... almost a bargin in comparison, hoping it will drop some more when i turn 22 in september! hehe
Jeeeeesus. Though I think my mate pays 2,500 at 21 for an R57 Cooper S with a fault claim and having had a Named Driver on his policy write his old car off.

Mine is just under 630 at 22, 3yrs NCB for an R56 MCS.
  
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Default 22nd July 2013, 09:02 PM

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Plans at the moment is to set it on fire I'm fed up with it, the service I'm recieving is a joke its so fustrating. I'm paying all this money for a car I'm not even driving.
I assume under warranty with mini direct? IMO mini and BMW have really **** customer care, I think they believe the car sells itself and therefore no work is needed from them which is totally the wrong attitude to take. I don't take mine to a stealer (no warranty) and am lucky enough to have found a local independent garage specialising in mini/BMW who are just great. Not that it helps you though



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Default 23rd July 2013, 09:06 AM

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I assume under warranty with mini direct? IMO mini and BMW have really **** customer care, I think they believe the car sells itself and therefore no work is needed from them which is totally the wrong attitude to take. I don't take mine to a stealer (no warranty) and am lucky enough to have found a local independent garage specialising in mini/BMW who are just great. Not that it helps you though
I got my mini as a cherished mini. From North oxford mini who were meant to ring me back but never did... shock. But case is very similar to this so I think I'm going to try to get a refund.

FROM issue 79 - complaints involving car finance

A call-centre supervisor, Miss Q, obtained a brand-new hatchback with the help of hire purchase arranged by the car dealer. Only a couple of weeks after taking delivery of the car, she found that a significant amount of rainwater had leaked through the roof. She took the car back to the dealer, who repaired it and returned it to her the following day.

Unfortunately, the problems with the roof continued. Miss Q returned the car for repairs on five more occasions over the next three months. On the final occasion, the dealer kept the car for nearly a month before returning it to her.

By then, she had given up hope that the problem would ever be resolved. She wrote to the hire purchase business and said it appeared to be impossible to obtain an effective and permanent repair to the roof. As she had already given the dealer "a fair chance to put things right", she felt she was now "entitled to cancel the agreement and hand the car back".

Initially, the hire purchase business responded by telling her it was unable to help as it was "a finance company, not a garage". After she had pursued the matter for some weeks, it eventually told her it was prepared, "as a goodwill gesture" to liaise between her and the dealer to help her get the car repaired. Miss Q did not think this an acceptable option, but the hire purchase business refused to discuss the matter further. She then brought her complaint to us.

complaint upheld
We were satisfied, from the reports the dealer had provided, that there was a substantial and seemingly irreparable problem with the roof of the car. We agreed with Miss Q that a fault of this nature was unacceptable in a brand-new car and that she had given the dealer ample opportunity to try to correct the fault.

We pointed out to the hire purchase business that, under the hire purchase agreement, it (rather than the dealer) was the provider of the car and was therefore responsible to Miss Q for the quality of the car.

In our view, the facts of this case justified Miss Q being released from her liability under the hire purchase agreement. So we said the hire purchase business should cancel the agreement and arrange to collect the car from Miss Q.

The faulty roof and the frequent need for repairs meant that her use of the car had been limited and far from trouble-free. So we said the hire purchase business should retain just 50 from each of the monthly repayments Miss Q had made. It should return the rest of the money to her, plus interest. We said it should also pay her 200, in recognition of the inconvenience caused by its poor handling of her complaint.
  
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Default 22nd March 2014, 07:34 PM

Love this car I had one as a hire car from Berry Heathrow about 18 months ago and loved it


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Now:F56 MINI Dooper MidnightBlack (Chili, Full White leather, Connected XL Nav, adaptive dampers, heated seats, HUD, Harmon Kardon speakers, black alloys)
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Default 24th March 2014, 02:47 PM

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Love this car I had one as a hire car from Berry Heathrow about 18 months ago and loved it
Thanks man done a new thread here:

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