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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old Jan 7th, 2006, 09:56 PM Thread Starter
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Cooper S Battery Life

How long does the factory battery in a Cooper S last?

Please list time and mileage before you had to replace your battery.
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Still on original battery after 16000 miles in 3 years 4 months.

I've abused it though as it has gone too flat to start the car (after about 3 weeks parked up) on about 3 occasions, including once when it got so bad that alarm went off as it thought the battery had been disconnected (after about 5 weeks). Nowdays if I don't use it for a fortnight I charge the battery and leave it on trickle charge.

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I Still have the original battery in my May 2002 built Cooper 'S'
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May '02, 30K miles, original battery.
Lot's of short trips and car starts.
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3 years original batt 40,000 miles
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2004 MCS, 35,000 miles, original battery. No problems.
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mcs 2003, new battery in 2005 after 18.000 miles
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MCS 2002 44000 miles; but go to the dealer and they will take care of you!

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2002 build MCS 21000Ks still original battery seems as strong as an ox.
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Oct 2002 MCS 90000 km (56000 miles), never a problem.

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If lokoed after ie kept charged by driving it round and not allowing it to go flat it should last for 5 years 100,000 miles if not longer. Gone of the days where a battery would only last3-4 years!
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Mine was replaced after 3 years and 35000kms, but it was sitting undriven for the last 6 months of that
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Get the Lead out

Not quite an answer, as I've got 9 months on my car, but when you replace it, is there any battery out there not made of lead? I'm not that keen on acid either. Having paid $400 for a rear wind deflector for my convertible, who would doubt I'd pay the same for a lighter, better, longer lasting battery (one which doesn't require I keep the motor running while I put up my top).
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I was also wondering about the MCS battery life. What do you guys do after the battery dies? Do you go to the MINI dealer and get a new one under warrenty or do you go and buy a new/better battery. Obviously, why spend money if you don't have to...but also, what happends if you battery desides to die on you!

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