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Hi, just picked up my new mini electric and just wondered if the rear badge showing level was supposed to be set at an angle? Doesn't look right but dealer said it came from factory like this.
Anyone else have the level number angled?


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Definitely not good enough my badge is perfect
 

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And ours that is seriously wonky. Take it off and re stick it!
 

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And ours that is seriously wonky. Take it off and re stick it!
I'm going to get the dealer to do it just in case any paint work issues plus I've noticed the rear number plate is also on the same level of angle so I'm guessing they might need to do some eyesight tests on their staff.
I would usually do this myself but the fact it's brand new and the way they originally said it's supposed to be that way along with the centre display surround wobbling I'm reluctant to touch anything.

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I'm in discussion about it with dealer but I was told it's supposed to be like that.
They also put number plates on with huge bubbles around the screw holes which looks awful. Also a small scratch on the center display surround that I'm not accepting but dealer seems reluctant about.
I've only just bought this brand new and the experience from mini and dealer is below what I'm used to from my Audi A8 as the service experience was far more customer friendly.
Just hoping I haven't made a mistake.

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Mine is also bogeyed but the other way to yours, it's running downhill to the left!
Obviously they don't have a jig to fit them!
I told them not to go drilling holes in my number plates and stick them on. Fortunately the dealer has made a better job of the number plates than the factory did with the badge!
 

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Mine is also bogeyed but the other way to yours, it's running downhill to the left!
Obviously they don't have a jig to fit them!
I told them not to go drilling holes in my number plates and stick them on. Fortunately the dealer has made a better job of the number plates than the factory did with the badge!
It's shocking that the level of quality control at mini much be very poor to let the silly but very noticeable bits leave the factory looking as they do. Doesn't inspire me to stick with mini in the future sadly.

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there was a similar discussion about the rear john cooper works badge:

we all noticed that our badge was at an angle too and not level to the ground. but it was like that on many/all of ours and we figured it was that they were following the curved bottom angle of the tailgate which curves at an angle. possibly they were also following that curve for the e badge?
 

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It's shocking that the level of quality control at mini much be very poor to let the silly but very noticeable bits leave the factory looking as they do. Doesn't inspire me to stick with mini in the future sadly.

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And yet many, probably most, cars come out with superb build quality, I have looked all over our Mini SE but have been unable to fault it. Impossible to know what the issue might be without close knowledge of their production processes.
 

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I've no complaints about the build quality, In fact I think it is really good and well put together.
I've been in quite a few different small cars and none come close to the Mini or give you the same buzz when you get in it in IMHO.
 

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I've no complaints about the build quality, In fact I think it is really good and well put together.
I've been in quite a few different small cars and none come close to the Mini or give you the same buzz when you get in it in IMHO.
I agree in general as the most part seems good build quality but that's why it's surprised me that they let it down with such silly little inconsistencies that are minor but most visible. Just let's it down considering the rest is of good standards.

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