I was basically treated like a piece of garbage. I need it fixed and they are denying repair. My son was getting stuff out of the trunk as we drove it to the store and he suffered a burn to his leg due to the exhaust pipes sticking out past the bumpers. I was able to close it after fiddling around with the button. Unfortunately, I keep having issues and getting stranded in the middle of nowhere.
They have since ignored me. We then found about the tailpipes recall and contacted Mini of Arlington again who said the recall had been done even though the pipes are clearly sticking out past the bumper. We recently traded both our cars, her Mini and my Honda for a 2016 Countryman S and a 2013 Roadster S. My girlfriend and I both purchased a Mini at Monrovia, one was brand new and the other was used with low mileage. Always be careful of delicate opening switch. We stopped driving the car for the last 8 months due to issues with it. Meanwhile we traded her 2001 Honda Civic with a little over 200k miles and in all the time she had it, all it ever needed was oil changes and a new timing belt.
Terrible that the engineers never thought to put a safety catch on the elevated door but instead they all say I should expect it from an end left vehicle. Why would I buy another least-reliable-vehicle-I-have-ever-owned? Get it right Sonic and Mini of Monrovia! And, of course, the stupid dealer would not covered under warranty! Nothing about it is normal. I finally opted to pay via my credit card and the system accepted the payment type and completed my order. And as with any vehicle, it could have better gas mileage or electric, now that they have a 4 door coupe I would have selected it to better get kiddos in backseat. If premium means real quality not how nice the buttons feel, or the noise the door makes when closed , longevity, and reliability, then all the japanese brands are premium. Of course I would, the mileage is irrelevent to things like the sunroof motor. It only had 57000 miles.
The sunroof was working fine until one day without warning it opened half way and when I tried to close it, nothing happened, it would not close. The problem I was facing was what seemed to be some kind of short circuit. I bought it from a salesperson in offer up. Original review: April 27, 2019 All good until warranty expired, Then. It's excellent on gas too.
It's their way of trying to maintain their reputation, it's not that long ago that they wouldn't have to because the said makes rarely failed. This is not a component that is subject to wear and tear due to mileage - it is something which gets used semi-regularly in the British summer, and not at all in the freezing, snowy winter. Anyone who reckons that thing A must be better than thing B purely because it costs more should probably get someone else to look after their money. But does that mean that a 4 year old sunroof that doesn't woek is 'not fit for purpose'? It needed an engine gasket after only 60,000 miles. This has to be extremely uncommon for any vehicle and curious if anyone has had this experience. I bought something that latches around part of the console and is secured with a bolt through both of its ends.
I have had two cars with factory fitted sunroofs, no problems with either of them. You can access your sunroof motor by removing the clock from the headliner and you will see the Allen wrench screw used to manually open and close the sunroof. The check engine light came on and we were back and forth to the dealer in Texas- Mini of Arlington multiple times and they kept resetting it doing no work. Putting parts in order of where they came from. Original review: June 19, 2018 I am writing because I am shocked at the terrible reviews I just read.
I don't know which one of the 2 was the worst, they both spent more time at the repair shop than on the road. I have owned 2 vehicles and feel that that should have warranted me as a loyal customer. In order to do this you have to pry the clear lens from the housing. Interesting to note the first car we test drove was at the back of the shop in amongst other cars. I took pictures of the exhaust and vin plates and sent it to them.
Original review: June 12, 2018 I have had an excellent overall experience with my 2003 Mini Cooper. To make matters worse, they provided me a loaner from Sonic Automotive with no insurance, did not offer extended coverage, nor did not make it clear that you need full coverage, they just have you sign a contract at the time you are stuck without a car. Vehicle driven exclusively by middle age highly conservative driver. It might be that they should be used a few times over the winter. The quality and robustness simply are not there. Rattling noise began coming from engine.