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MINI Cooper MPG-Real World Numbers

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  • 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 have an 08 MINI S and I just came back from my first service. I told the service advisor that my speedo reads 3-4 mph faster, depending on the speed, then I am actually going. I have checked via radar and my GPS. They said there is nothing they can do. I have the stock tires so this is not the problem. In fact they wrote on my service order that all of their cars, MINI's, read fast so as to avoid "traffic speeding." Needless to say I was, and am angry. I have owned many cars and trucks, including BMW, MBZ, Corvettes, and Porsches, and have never had a vehicle more than 1 mph off.
  • Yes, and I had the dealer give me crap three times on my 08 S. I also had the factory rep call me and he said that as long as it is within 10% of the real speed they are good to go. I have never had any other vehicle, Corvette, Chev, Pick up, BMW, or MBZ ever off more than 1 mph. This is crap!
  • 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.
  • PFFlyer@EdmundsPFFlyer@Edmunds Pennsylvania Furnace, PAPosts: 5,808
    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.

    PFFlyer@Edmunds

    Moderator - Hatchbacks & Hybrid Vehicles

  • Oh yeah, forgot to mention I bought it used with 60,000 miles on it.
  • PFFlyer@EdmundsPFFlyer@Edmunds Pennsylvania Furnace, PAPosts: 5,808
    Well it's certainly broken in then :P

    PFFlyer@Edmunds

    Moderator - Hatchbacks & Hybrid Vehicles

  • stevedebistevedebi LAPosts: 3,732
    "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.
  • adra21adra21 Posts: 3
    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.
  • puffin1puffin1 Posts: 276
    do you drive it in the snow? I have always wanted a Mini but, the horror stories about their transmissions have scared me away.
  • puffin1puffin1 Posts: 276
    Buy 1/.2 tank 89 octane and fill other half w/93 octane = 91.
  • jeffreyojeffreyo Posts: 1
    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.
  • 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.
  • benjaminhbenjaminh Posts: 1,621
    edited February 10

    @MrShift@Edmunds said: 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.

    Is your mpg still the same 2 years later? What's your 0-60 time?

    In a few months, the new larger-size Mini will come out. And even with the standard engine it's supposed to go 0-60 in c. 7.5 seconds or less (auto or manual) while getting c. 30 mpg in the city and c. 42 on the highway. That's about 2 seconds faster with the standard engine than the 1st and 2nd generation of Mini, while getting significantly better mpg in a significantly larger car.

    I wonder if they kept the size the same, kept the acceleration the same, kept the power the same, etc., what kind of mpg they could have achieved with a new engine. It might need to be only a 1.0 liter turbo, like Ford has put in the new Fiesta, and then it might get something like 45 mpg highway--or maybe even more.

    But anyway, I think a larger Mini is actually a good idea, since it's not only more functional but also safer, and so can appeal even to people like me, someone who currently drives an Accord. In any case, I'm looking forward to some mpg reports for the new Mini sometime in the next 3-6 months.....

  • PFFlyer@EdmundsPFFlyer@Edmunds Pennsylvania Furnace, PAPosts: 5,808

    Maybe it's my head cold :)

    At what point does a larger Mini cease being a "mini" heh

    PFFlyer@Edmunds

    Moderator - Hatchbacks & Hybrid Vehicles

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