On a previous Forum, rayCooperS23 and Sushi mentioned some of the items they look for. I've added some of mine and will be taking this list with me when I pick up my SE:Hi guys,
I am collecting my car this weekend and just wondering what to look out for/check? This is my first new car so not too sure what to lookout for.
Thanks in advance
It sounds like Service Inclusive they're offering, I went for it, see here...Thanks everyone, I’ve been offered the servicing pack for £250 would you guys recommend this? Or is it not worth it?
Thank you for the additional look outs for when I take delivery - as yet not known when this will happen but will update on outcomeOn a previous Forum, rayCooperS23 and Sushi mentioned some of the items they look for. I've added some of mine and will be taking this list with me when I pick up my SE:
Mini Pickup Checklist:
SPEND ABOUT 30 MINUTES GOING AROUND THE CAR, CHECKING EVERYTHING OUT. OPENING AND CLOSING ALL THE DOORS, BOOT, BONNET . CHECK ALL THE INTERIOR LIGHTS AND THAT THE GPS WAS ACCURATE. ADJUST MIRRORS, SEATS ON PASSENGER AND DRIVER SIDE.
- BEFORE PICKUP, RUN MINI CONFIGURATOR WITH MATCHING OPTIONS FOR PRICE CHECK
- BEFORE PICKUP, CHECK ON ALL FED AND STATE REBATES AND WHAT PAPERWORK IS REQUIRED FROM DEALER AND IF REBATES SHALL BE APPLIED TO PURCHASE PRICE. MAKE SURE THEY ARE APPLIED
- BRING ALL PREVIOUS PAPERWORK FILED OUT WITH DEALER PREVIOUSLY
- ALL PAPERWORK FULFILLED INCLUDING EXTRAS PAID FOR AND VARIOUS WARRANTIES AND STATE EV REBATES
- COLLECT CAR DURING DAYLIGHT HOURS AND ON A DRY DAY
- ENSURE ALL MINI ELECTRIC LEVEL 3 SPEC HAS BEEN FULFILLED
- CHECK ACTIVE GRILL SHUTTERS – MAKE SURE THEY ARE FASTENED AT LEFT AND RIGHT SIDES (THE SHUTTERS ARE OPEN WHEN CAR IS OFF, AND THEY CLOSE WHEN THE CAR IS TURNED ON..THEY ARE LOCATED BELOW THE FRONT GRILL) HTTPS://WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/WATCH?V=MELP6UZ02-4
- CHECK PAINT; LOOK FOR SWIRLS, DENTS
- CHECK ALL PANELS AND WHEELS FOR DAMAGE
- CHECK ALL ELECTRONICS; LIGHTS, RADIO, WIPERS
- OPEN/CLOSE SUNROOF AND WINDOWS
- CHECK TYRES , LIGHTS ETC WORKING
- ADJUST SEATS FORWARD/BACK
- CHECK SEAT AND ALL ELECTRONICS FOR FUNCTION (LIGHTS, WIPERS, RADIO, AND SO FORTH). IF IT HAS A BUTTON, PRESS IT.
- CHECK BACK BOOT FOR ‘MOBILITY SYSTEM’ KIT WHICH SEALS MINOR TIRE DAMAGE (SEE OWNER’S MANUAL, PG 246)
- CHECK FOR ‘FLEXIBLE FAST CHARGER’ ALONG WITH THE ‘NEMA 14-50 ADAPTER’ (FOR 240V CHARGING OUTLETS)
Also Podpoint app.My 2p worth, if you're unfamiliar with how to do it, get them to physically show you how to plug it into a public charger, set the preconditioning etc. I'd echo the suggestions regarding paint/damage etc, and just simple things like radio presets make your first drive more fun and less about squinting at the screen to get it off Absolute Country...
Make sure you download "Zapmap" for a pretty good guide of where to charge too.
Abetterrouteplanner.com will also be a reassuring companion.
Enjoy your new car experience.
Um... you need to rotate the tyres and change the wiper blades. Also, I find that my Liverpool FC sticker already needs replacing on the rear bumper.Servicing plan? For an electric? What would you possibly need done before the 24-month cabin filter and brake fluid change (that is included AFAIK)?
On my last Mini during the 4 years the plan covers I had 2 Microfilter Services, 1 Brake Fluid Service, and a Vehicle Check total £305Servicing plan? For an electric? What would you possibly need done before the 24-month cabin filter and brake fluid change (that is included AFAIK)? That’s not worth £269.
It's each to their own, but to me it's 4 lots of labour (each of the above were separate visits), 4 courtesy vehicles, 4 inspections and possible fixes/software updates, and selling/trading at the end with full main dealer service history for £67/year.Seems spendy for what amounts to an hour of labour and two filters.
Yeah, mine tried, "Never heard of it", "Don't know", "It's not worth it", "Can't work out how to add it to your car" and several other excuses, it took nearly a month to buy it.My MINI salesman recommended not to take the service plan for the SE as it wasn't worth it.
Most definitely to each their own. Hence my opinion that £305 (~$465!) “seems spendy.”It's each to their own, but to me it's 4 lots of labour (each of the above were separate visits), 4 courtesy vehicles, 4 inspections and possible fixes/software updates, and selling/trading at the end with full main dealer service history for £67/year.
Fantastic advice! I was flummoxed at first — I had tried to register and set up the app before the car even arrived in Canada, and it screwed up my account settings — the car is assigned to BMW USA until a Canadian dealer takes possession, so the app told me my car was unrecognizable — a US VIN but a Canadian dealership and MyMINI account. The dealership’s Delivery Genius and Finance Dweeb were able to sort it with a couple of calls (though I had to use an alternate email I never use because the system refused to delete the main email from the buggered account). the Genius then explained, and patiently guided me through the Bluetooth and CarPlay connections.👍🏼As everyone else has mentioned, but I would ask them to help you set up the App and any bluetooth connection. The App is the more important of the two and you can demonstrate it works by flashing the lights.