mpg - MINI Cooper Forum

First Generation MINI Cooper S MINI Cooper S 2002 - 2006

User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old Jan 5th, 2013, 10:41 PM Thread Starter
MINI2 Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Local Time: 04:26 PM
Posts: 9
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Wales
 
Cool mpg

Hi folks
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.
Thanks in advance for any replies.

Ron
mini-r-we is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old Jan 6th, 2013, 08:02 AM
MINI2 Regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Local Time: 04:26 PM
Posts: 258
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

United Kingdom
 
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.
JohnnyC is offline  
Thanks for this post from:
post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old Jan 6th, 2013, 09:17 AM
MINI2 Master
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Drizzle Valley
Local Time: 05:26 PM
Posts: 847
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

United Kingdom Female
 
It sounds about right to me. The R53 is quite thirsty, it's like paying an enjoyment tax!
S8RAH is offline  
Thanks for this post from:
post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old Jan 6th, 2013, 10:24 PM Thread Starter
MINI2 Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Local Time: 04:26 PM
Posts: 9
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Wales
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by S8RAH View Post
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.

Ron
mini-r-we is offline  
post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old Jan 6th, 2013, 11:59 PM
MINI2 Regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Local Time: 04:26 PM
Posts: 258
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

United Kingdom
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by mini-r-we View Post
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)
JohnnyC is offline  
post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old Jan 7th, 2013, 11:06 PM Thread Starter
MINI2 Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Local Time: 04:26 PM
Posts: 9
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Wales
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by JohnnyC View Post
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.

Ron
mini-r-we is offline  
post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old Jan 7th, 2013, 11:53 PM
MINI2 Master
 
Caveman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Stone Age
Local Time: 06:26 PM
Posts: 2,259
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 16 Post(s)

Estonia Male View Caveman's Classified Ads
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by mini-r-we View Post
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.
Caveman is offline  
Thanks for this post from:
post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old Jan 8th, 2013, 02:55 PM
Macguyvic
 
Macguyvic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Richmond, Texas
Local Time: 11:26 AM
Posts: 586
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

United States Male
 
Check the tire air pressure regularly. Makes a difference in gas mileage...
Macguyvic is offline  
Thanks for this post from:
post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old Jan 10th, 2013, 09:59 PM
MINI2 Regular
 
CCroker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: USA
Local Time: 10:26 AM
Posts: 132
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

United States Male
 
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
CCroker is offline  
post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old Jan 24th, 2013, 11:04 PM
Love cars; hate people!
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Glasgow
Local Time: 04:26 PM
Posts: 8
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

United Kingdom
 
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!!!!
Fishbone is offline  
post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old Jan 27th, 2013, 03:34 AM
MINI2 Regular
 
CCroker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: USA
Local Time: 10:26 AM
Posts: 132
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

United States Male
 
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
CCroker is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the MINI Cooper Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome