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Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 03-30-2016, 11:07 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,763
Posted By Spectral G
Well, looks like the fairness hearing already got...

Well, looks like the fairness hearing already got pushed back two months, from May 9th to July 14th. Not sure if that affects any possible payments or not.

Anyway, got my settlement letter on...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 03-02-2016, 12:09 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,763
Posted By Spectral G
Thanks so much for posting that. Sure looks like...

Thanks so much for posting that. Sure looks like they are going to try to make people do as much paper work as possible, including trying to provide details of all oil changes. I'm sure they're...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 01-28-2016, 11:27 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,763
Posted By Spectral G
Yeah, I suppose that does sound like something...

Yeah, I suppose that does sound like something they would do. Make the dealers aware, but tell them not to mention the subject unless specifically pressed by the customer. Makes me so angry thinking...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 01-27-2016, 10:43 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,763
Posted By Spectral G
It's my understanding that owners and previous...

It's my understanding that owners and previous owners of '07-'10 Minis will be contacted in the coming months about the class action. I'm assuming that's when it will be up to you to decide on if...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 01-25-2016, 04:32 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,763
Posted By Spectral G
This is where I'm wondering where I stand. I had...

This is where I'm wondering where I stand. I had a timing chain repair done at a dealer to the tune of over $1400 and then just 4 months later they said the car had a burnt exhaust valve on cylinder...
Forum: General MINI Talk 03-27-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 960
Posted By Spectral G
That will be hard to say until about a good 3...

That will be hard to say until about a good 3 years in so we can find out all the issues with this gen. If you want to go by the last gen which started in '07, then the answer is probably not. Though...
Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 11-05-2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,445
Posted By Spectral G
I spent a lot more than that, especially with the...

I spent a lot more than that, especially with the towing bills. I'll never buy another MINI nor, by extension, a BMW.
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 10-30-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 213,167
Posted By Spectral G
Wow, didn't know it even started that early. I...

Wow, didn't know it even started that early. I got my car in late August 07 and didn't really read much about it till early 08 I think. Wish I had found this place back before I ordered my car.
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 10-30-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,976
Posted By Spectral G
Get out while you can, OP, these cars are money...

Get out while you can, OP, these cars are money pits once you're out of warranty.
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 10-30-2013, 09:06 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 213,167
Posted By Spectral G
"Service Campaign" what a load of crap. They've...

"Service Campaign" what a load of crap. They've known about this problem since 2008. Meanwhile, those of us who paid thousands out of pocket to fix the garbage parts they put in get screwed. So glad...
Forum: General MINI Talk 07-17-2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,049
Posted By Spectral G
Ugly exterior, boring interior, lousy...

Ugly exterior, boring interior, lousy engine.....other than that, it's great.
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 02-25-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 17,234
Posted By Spectral G
Can you or somebody point me to this possible...

Can you or somebody point me to this possible refund? I sure didn't get one.

I've posted my story elsewhere on here last year and I don't feel like rehashing all of it again. All I'm going to say...
Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 09-12-2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 952
Posted By Spectral G
From the sounds of it, you didn't even get the...

From the sounds of it, you didn't even get the really big problems yet. Fingers crossed that these are the only problems you'll have.
Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 09-11-2012, 03:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 456
Posted By Spectral G
The two I can think of off the top of my head...

The two I can think of off the top of my head would be the thermostat and the oil feed line to the turbo. Can't really comment on your other issues as they were ones I did not experience.
Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 09-11-2012, 03:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 14,979
Posted By Spectral G
A lot will depend on how often you plan to drive...

A lot will depend on how often you plan to drive the car. If this is your daily driver and you'll be dependent on it, I say tread carefully. Can only relay my experience and that is that the list of...
Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 09-04-2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,815
Posted By Spectral G
Well, it's understandable that a large portion of...

Well, it's understandable that a large portion of posts will be people with problems. Not everyone likes to just talk cars and will only post when they've got a question or an issue with their car....
Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 09-02-2012, 10:59 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,815
Posted By Spectral G
You had a base cooper right? I'd say that's a...

You had a base cooper right? I'd say that's a pretty good price. I got $12,500 for my '07s on trade. I loaded that thing up when I ordered it, spent $35,000 after taxes and all the other BS. The blue...
Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 09-02-2012, 09:57 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,815
Posted By Spectral G
I feel your pain, man. Best of luck with your new...

I feel your pain, man. Best of luck with your new ride. And yeah, this forum is pretty cool.
Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 09-01-2012, 01:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,523
Posted By Spectral G
Well, it is a tough decision. Can't really tell...

Well, it is a tough decision. Can't really tell you what to do, but can only relay my story. And, as of today, I am no longer the owner of an 07 Cooper S. Everyone's situation is different and I had...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 08-30-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,241
Posted By Spectral G
Thanks....wow, major problems just 6 months in? I...

Thanks....wow, major problems just 6 months in? I would have bailed then. You have some perseverance. Good to hear you've had 7 months with no problems, hope it stays that way for you.

I bought...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 08-27-2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 213,167
Posted By Spectral G
Have they made an initial offer to you yet on...

Have they made an initial offer to you yet on what the repair cost is? All you can do is complain/ask for a better offer. Every dealer is different, but I imagine the response you'll get will be...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 08-25-2012, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 839
Posted By Spectral G
From what I've read online, in here and other...

From what I've read online, in here and other forums, and through things like Consumer Reports, the Justas aren't as problematic as the S cars. And given that they've been in this version of the...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 08-25-2012, 11:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,183
Posted By Spectral G
It's a well known problem, especially on 07s, and...

It's a well known problem, especially on 07s, and has nothing to do with the fluid. You probably need some check valves added and that may or may not solve the problem. See this thread for more info:...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 08-24-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,241
Posted By Spectral G
Their rate I believe is $120 per hour, this is...

Their rate I believe is $120 per hour, this is Prestige Mini. I don't see a listing of hours on my invoice...but I do know they started working on it on Friday and called me and said it was finished...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 08-24-2012, 04:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,241
Posted By Spectral G
Your first question also was mine....and I didn't...

Your first question also was mine....and I didn't get an answer. As I versed it to them, I simply don't understand how this happened. Anyway, I just got home from picking the car up today, it's a...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 08-16-2012, 09:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,241
Posted By Spectral G
I've decided to go with the rebuild. They weren't...

I've decided to go with the rebuild. They weren't offering the same kind of deal on a new engine. Everything in regards to the cylinder head will be covered for 2 years. I suppose it is cheap...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 08-13-2012, 08:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,241
Posted By Spectral G
I just figured he meant intake valve. Cylinder 4...

I just figured he meant intake valve. Cylinder 4 was gone.
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 08-13-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,241
Posted By Spectral G
Need some opinions, engine trouble

Have an 07 Sa, about 4 months ago had my timing chain replaced to the tune of over $1400. Fast forward to last week when, on my way home, engine light flashed and stayed on and car lost power. Could...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 08-07-2012, 02:51 PM
Replies: 599
Views: 181,330
Posted By Spectral G
Got the flashing yellow CEL on my way home early...

Got the flashing yellow CEL on my way home early yesterday morning. Car lost power and now sputters and the engine jumps around in the bay most likely because it's only running on two cylinders. Just...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 04-19-2012, 08:13 PM
Replies: 732
Views: 99,222
Posted By Spectral G
They didn't for me. Got my aux pump changed and...

They didn't for me. Got my aux pump changed and my chain went south about two and a half weeks later.
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 04-16-2012, 08:18 PM
Replies: 732
Views: 99,222
Posted By Spectral G
That's crazy. I was able to ask two separate...

That's crazy. I was able to ask two separate dealers, one in Allentown, PA, who quoted me $1800 and one in Ramsey, Jersey, that quoted me $1350 and also got Mini/BMW to reimburse my $540 2 hour...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 04-02-2012, 01:52 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 52,872
Posted By Spectral G
Just to give the good dr., and anyone who lives...

Just to give the good dr., and anyone who lives in the northeast who might be interested, an update on my situation. I wound up calling Prestige Mini in Jersey and their pretty cool service advisor...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 03-28-2012, 02:00 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 52,872
Posted By Spectral G
K, thanks for the info. I'll just have to ask and...

K, thanks for the info. I'll just have to ask and see what goes. This dealer, Mini of Allentown, isn't the one where I purchased the car. They just opened about 2 years ago but I've been using them...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 03-28-2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 52,872
Posted By Spectral G
Well, for about a week and a half now I've been...

Well, for about a week and a half now I've been getting the more serious death rattle. Meaning it happens almost all the time and especially at idle. Called my dealer and he quoted me $1800 to fix...
Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 03-08-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,014
Posted By Spectral G
I have an '07 S, picked it up at the very end of...

I have an '07 S, picked it up at the very end of August that year. Within 6 months I had the thermostat stick open on me. Dealer fixed that with a software change or update. Problem hasn't returned...
Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 02-29-2012, 09:57 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 6,207
Posted By Spectral G
I have one Apple product I got as a gift, an old...

I have one Apple product I got as a gift, an old Ipod Nano which wound up collecting dust in favor of an old Creative Zen Mp3 player because I couldn't stand having to use itunes. Just drag and drop...
Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 02-28-2012, 04:20 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 71,996
Posted By Spectral G
Yeah, got my letter yesterday and made an...

Yeah, got my letter yesterday and made an appointment for next week.
Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 10-21-2011, 11:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,768
Posted By Spectral G
Thanks so much for that list!

Thanks so much for that list!
Forum: General MINI Talk 10-18-2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 11,715
Posted By Spectral G
Scary stuff, thank goodness you and nobody else...

Scary stuff, thank goodness you and nobody else got hurt.
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 10-18-2011, 06:48 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 26,978
Posted By Spectral G
Really sucks. Anybody know an average of how long...

Really sucks. Anybody know an average of how long these things take if they decide a recall is in order? Are we talking weeks, months, a year from now?
Forum: R60 :: Countryman Talk 09-09-2010, 08:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,798
Posted By Spectral G
I agree. Aren't they planning on racing the...

I agree. Aren't they planning on racing the countryman in WRC? What motor are they putting in that?
Forum: R60 :: Countryman Talk 09-01-2010, 04:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,798
Posted By Spectral G
I'm kind of on the fence with this whole...

I'm kind of on the fence with this whole Countryman thing. But I gotta say, in black that looks pretty cool.
Forum: General MINI Talk 08-25-2010, 07:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,536
Posted By Spectral G
Obviously a matter of preference, but my MINI is...

Obviously a matter of preference, but my MINI is the first time I've ever had a sunroof and I'd never buy a car without one ever again. While motoring in the summer sun is nice (if you can take the...
Forum: General MINI Talk 06-09-2010, 08:32 PM
Replies: 840
Views: 57,923
Posted By Spectral G
07 MCSa here and love it! It's great to have the...

07 MCSa here and love it! It's great to have the variety. Like today, it was raining cats and dogs and I just wasn't in the mood to shift, so I sit back and let the MINI do the work.
Forum: General MINI Talk 03-30-2010, 04:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,033
Posted By Spectral G
I'm not sure if I like it, I need some time to...

I'm not sure if I like it, I need some time to reflect on it.
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 01-27-2010, 04:10 PM
Replies: 587
Views: 91,969
Posted By Spectral G
Dan, 07 MCSa +1

Dan, 07 MCSa +1
Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 10-28-2009, 05:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,550
Posted By Spectral G
Cool...and yeah, if you get bored with it, you...

Cool...and yeah, if you get bored with it, you can always paint the arches later. Love the rims, I think it's going to look sweet.
Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 10-24-2009, 05:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,550
Posted By Spectral G
I would not paint the arches, they add to the...

I would not paint the arches, they add to the already sweet black and white motif the car already has going on. A checkerboard graphic on the sunroof might be cool too. Besides, everybody else has...
Forum: Stock Problems/Issues 10-14-2009, 04:48 PM
Replies: 587
Views: 91,969
Posted By Spectral G
By the way, once my car hit about 22,000 miles or...

By the way, once my car hit about 22,000 miles or so, it will have this issue regardless of short or long runs. And there's no rhyme or reason, some mornings it will do it, some it won't. Never lasts...
Forum: R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+) 10-09-2009, 04:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 441
Posted By Spectral G
Do they offer an extension on the warranty, and...

Do they offer an extension on the warranty, and if so, for how much?
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