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MINI Cooper, Fuel Efficiency (MPG)
Feb 24, 2011 (4:24 pm)
I just picked up my 2009 Mini Hardtop yesterday and drove it 300 miles back home and got great gas mileage. The comp said 35.3 mpg and that was including all the in-town driving that the previous owner had already done with it. I'm going on a 600 mile trip in a week or so and will reset the comp before we leave to get a more accurate number. Oh, and this was all on regular gas too.
#46 of 54 Re: Mileage [orangeshoeskid]
by PFFlyer@Edmunds HOST
Feb 25, 2011 (4:04 am)
Give it time. Judging mileage performance on a first tank can be deceptive. Certainly that first 300 miles doesn't get you into your normal pattern of driving.
Feb 25, 2011 (4:54 am)
Oh yeah, forgot to mention I bought it used with 60,000 miles on it.
#48 of 54 Re: Mileage [orangeshoeskid]
by PFFlyer@Edmunds HOST
Feb 25, 2011 (2:30 pm)
Well it's certainly broken in then
#49 of 54 Re: speedometers extremely inaccurate [gasman2]
Apr 15, 2011 (2:36 pm)
"My '09 classic has only 5000 kilometers (Canada) and the both the speedo in the tach and the large centre speedo say I am going 10% faster than I really am. I suspected an error so I checked it with my GPS. Contacted dealer and said there was nothing they can do. I explained that my odometer was also racking up kilometers faster than reality. My true mileage on this car is only 4500 kilomters. I believe the factory does this so when we check our mileage it appears to be 10% better than it really is. I am presently in discussion with the company to have the problem fixed. Anyone else having this problem? "
I seem to recall that Honda had to provide additional mileage warranties on one of their vehicles a while back, because it was reading the wrong speed, and therefore causing the warranties to run out earlier. There was a class action settlement. Do a google search on Honda Odometer Settlement.
#50 of 54 Great mileage--average 33 mpg on my '07 Mini Cooper
Jun 09, 2011 (11:12 am)
I've had this car for several years now and it consistently gets great mileage--I think the gas tank holds 13 gallons and I usually fill up when I hit 400 miles (am usually buying about 12 gallons of gas, to explain the math), but I've gone as far as 500 miles on a tank (all highway driving and making use of cruise control). Granted, I do a lot of highway driving, but I'm pretty happy with the mpg--just one more thing to love about my car.
#51 of 54 Re: Great mileage--average 33 mpg on my '07 Mini Cooper [adra21]
Jun 12, 2011 (8:00 am)
do you drive it in the snow? I have always wanted a Mini but, the horror stories about their transmissions have scared me away.
#52 of 54 mobile/Exxon
Jun 12, 2011 (8:05 am)
Buy 1/.2 tank 89 octane and fill other half w/93 octane = 91.
#53 of 54 Re: Great mileage--average 33 mpg on my '07 Mini Cooper [puffin1]
Jun 21, 2011 (11:39 am)
Puffin, the issues with the transmissions are largely confined to the CVTs. Get a manual, avoid the issues and have more fun driving.
About fuel mileage, I have a '04 JCW and have gotten as good as 39 mpg and as low as less than 6 mpg (the computer only goes as low as 6). It all depends on how you drive.
Jan 29, 2012 (8:56 am)
My MPG is very consistent...about 27 mpg in mixed city/hwy and 31 mpg was the best ever on the flats of Nevada. I have an S, 6-speed with modified supercharger pulley.