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Old Jan 5th, 2013, 09:41 PM
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Cool mpg

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I only seem to be getting 31mpg that is on the computer, on the full tank to full tank I get 28.4mpg, this is with an easy right foot and local running. When i first bought the car I had a return of only 24 but put that down to the car being new to me but that was motorway for the most part and doing 70 on cruise control. Anyone got any idea if this is normal.
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Old Jan 6th, 2013, 07:02 AM
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Sounds normal-ish.

Because it all depends on how you drive AND depends on the journey itself.

My 2005 MCS averaged 46mpg after a 120 mile journey (mostly motorway, driven at 60mph).
Then showed 43mpg after driving 120 miles back (at 60mph again).
Short journeys to my gym and back and I only see 24mpg.
Journeys to work and back (60 miles, mixed roads) and I see 36mpg.
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Old Jan 6th, 2013, 08:17 AM
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It sounds about right to me. The R53 is quite thirsty, it's like paying an enjoyment tax!
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Quote: Originally Posted by S8RAH (original)
It sounds about right to me. The R53 is quite thirsty, it's like paying an enjoyment tax!

Hi Thanks
For the response and I think you are right enjoyment tax .
You say R53 but surely its an R52.

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Old Jan 6th, 2013, 10:59 PM
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Quote: Originally Posted by mini-r-we (original)
You say R53 but surely its an R52.

We've both assumed you've an R53 as you've posted in the 'First Generation MINI Cooper S 2002-2006' section

R50: "Mk I" Mini One & Cooper (2001–2006)
R52: "Mk I" Mini Convertible (2004–2008)
R53: "Mk I" Mini Cooper S (2001–2006)
R55: "Mk II" Mini Clubman (2007–present)
R56: "Mk II" Mini Hatch/Hardtop range (2006–present)
R57: "Mk II" Mini Convertible (2009–present)
R58: Coupé (2012–present)
R59: Roadster (2012–present)
R60: Countryman (2011–present)
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Old Jan 7th, 2013, 10:06 PM
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Quote: Originally Posted by JohnnyC (original)
We've both assumed you've an R53 as you've posted in the 'First Generation MINI Cooper S 2002-2006' section

R50: "Mk I" Mini One & Cooper (2001–2006)
R52: "Mk I" Mini Convertible (2004–2008)
R53: "Mk I" Mini Cooper S (2001–2006)
R55: "Mk II" Mini Clubman (2007–present)
R56: "Mk II" Mini Hatch/Hardtop range (2006–present)
R57: "Mk II" Mini Convertible (2009–present)
R58: Coupé (2012–present)
R59: Roadster (2012–present)
R60: Countryman (2011–present)

Please forgive my ignorance I am new to these minis and new to the forum so still finding my way around. What I have is a March 2005cooper s convertible so please tell what type it is.

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What I have is a March 2005 cooper s convertible so please tell what type it is.

All 1st Gen convertible models were designated as a R52.
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Check the tire air pressure regularly. Makes a difference in gas mileage...
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Tyre pressures and fuel type makes a difference in mileage too!

Charlie Croker ,BRG 03 Cooper S, SCCA Solo, PDX, Time Trials, RoadRally, and Stella, 011 Oxford Grn Countryman S
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Old Jan 24th, 2013, 10:04 PM
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Mine is rubbish on fuel!! Not had it too long, first full tank just 200 miles, but it has varied. The trip computer isn't very accurate, showed about 28 mpg but was getting about 25mpg, and after a motorway run it showed 37mpg (driving, erm.... carefully!) but after I calculated it was about 33mpg.

Pretty dreadful when you consider it, and to think I bypassed a 6 cyl BMW thinking it would be thirstier!

Still, I'll just have to rethink my journeys.... not the car!!!!
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I guess you'd be upset to hear mine only gets 12mpg-----( at the race track ). I get near 24 locally because I hold 1st longer than I want most times due to the fuel costs rising and the Toyo and Hondo cars being driven so slow I can't get into 6th. On trips I have seen near 40mpg but on a snails pace. I usually find a Porsche or Vette and we make the time fly and I bet about 28mpg but I'm there quicker. AND, if you put on a better exhaust, yep!, the fuel mileage goes down again just to listen to the sound. I've had Croker for 9 years now and have never been upset with the fuel, but then again my last car was a Range Rover.

Charlie Croker ,BRG 03 Cooper S, SCCA Solo, PDX, Time Trials, RoadRally, and Stella, 011 Oxford Grn Countryman S
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