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Old Mar 13th, 2011, 10:54 PM
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Useful tip. I was averaging no more than 28mpg during the first 1k. Then happened to read the manual and now reset the computer on each fill. Subsequent next 200 mile I have achieved 32mpg of mainly stop start driving in town. More surprisingly is I am only achieving 18-20mph average speed. By all accounts then the return rate isn't that bad. Cooper S 2WD
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Old Mar 18th, 2011, 07:45 AM
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I have now reset my computer (with an almost full tank) so will see if this improves matters; already it seems to be sitting around 30 so early signs are good!
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Old Mar 18th, 2011, 08:53 PM
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My cooper s all4 has been getting up to 1000 mile 31.9 I'm hoping it'll improve further!
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Old Apr 7th, 2011, 02:05 PM
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23.55 for me

Our mini is actually getting very poor combined mileage. I'm getting ready to fill up again today. We'll see what results but I think at max it'll be 24 mpg. My last tank totalled 23.55mpg. We have the All4 S model. We drive about 1/2 city and 1/2 highway. I'm not very happy at all with the mileage.

Has anyone gone back to Mini about their bad mileage? I asked our dealer and they didn't have much of a response.

The car is nice otherwise. If this fuel economy doesn't get better I'll start using my Dodge Challenger which has a 6.1 liter Hemi in it to commute. The mileage is better in that and it has over 400 hp to the rear wheels!

I get alot more looks in that one anyways.
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Old Apr 7th, 2011, 08:22 PM
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First tank 29.52

Cooper S All4 Manual - I've just completed my first full tank of 256 miles and got 29.52 - mixed driving - some 80mph motorway, some 50mph A class roads and some running about town, I would say 40%, 35% 25%

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Old Apr 9th, 2011, 05:55 PM
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Ok, I have had my Cooper S All 4 (manual) since January 22nd. Ive covered just over 3000 miles now so perhaps can provide some insight on how fuel economy is once the engine is well past the stated run-in period.

99% of my journeys are to/from work which is a 50 mile roundtrip consisting of 10 miled city, and 40 miles A road with an average speed of 31MPH.

Ok, so the first day i got it it averaged 35.6MPG. Two and a half months later with 3000 miles on the clock it has settled at 37.4MPG. I have noticed that the temperature outside affects MPG quite a bit removing up to 1.5 MPG in colder weather (around freezing point). The lowest I have seen is 35MPG and the highest is 38MPG.

My previous cooper S hatch averaged 43MPG our of the manufacturers stated 46MPG after 20k miles. Im hoping the All 4 gets to around 39MPG out of the manufacturers claimed 42MPG. That said, it hasnt really changed much over the last 3k miled, most of it im pretty sure is just down the to weather conditions.

Anyways... hope that provides some insight to all of you who are still in the run-in period. Im really not sure how people are seeing under 30MPG - perhaps i drive like a boring old git? .
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First 600 miles averaged 32.1mpg, second 600 miles averaged 34.2mpg. Mostly a slow-ish commute driving with an average speed of around 30mph.

Sometimes I use that thing on mini connected to get me drive more economically and it certainly does that but on the whole I've been driving pretty steadily whilst running it in.
I'm not overwhelmed by 34.2mpg but its not too bad and if it improves a little more over time I'd be happy enough.

Almost forgot- it's a Cooper S All4 manual.
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As a newcomer I just posted a question in 'New Members' as I hadn't found the Countryman section - Ooops. for the first 1,000 miles we were getting around 27 mpg from the Countryman One, but this has risen to 32 mpg after 2,200 miles. Hopefully it will improve. Also experiencing some clutch judder. Anyone else found this? Thanks.
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32 mpg with my Cooper S All 4 on it's third tank - quite a lot of 50 mph A class roads. I'll be delighted if I end up anywhere near 35. Below 30 is the pain barrier for me mind you!
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41mpg 1st tank, 44.5mpg 2nd, mixture of motorway, city and a roads so I'm pretty pleased so far!
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That's pretty awesome Mejy poo! I drove up to Leeds a couple of weeks ago and managed to average 36 mpg. I drove on the A1 so a few short 50 mph sections but I mostly did 60-80 mph
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Had our Countryman SD for one week- averaging 42.9 MPG over 600 miles (mostly motorway, 10% city, 10% rural B roads).
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Mileage varies

Got my All4 (paddle shift) a week ago today. On 3rd tank of gas after the courtesy tank with purchase.

First tank ave 24.26 mpg, second 23.58 and third was 22.09. Third tank was driving pretty hard plus ave 75 mph on 90 mile round trip commute.

On current tank (4th), being more civilized and keeping it at 70 mph or less; getting 30 mpg for the first 100 miles of this tank (943 miles in a week!)... Will finish up this tank tomorrow and see how it goes.

I'd be happy to average 30 mpg...
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Had our Countryman SD for one week- averaging 42.9 MPG over 600 miles (mostly motorway, 10% city, 10% rural B roads).

I have had the same experience with my SD (which is an All4) - around 43mpg (on semi-rural college drop-offs mainly) - which I am quite happy with. No long trips yet though - only done 375 miles.

Looks like the mpg is going to compare quite well with the Cooper D at this rate judging from Mejy Poo's comment.
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Have 990 miles on my Countryman S and I'm getting 32.1 mixed driving MPG.

One thing I learned early on is to set the trip computer on the tach to show you instant mpg readings. I find that tiny little adjustments in my accelerator foot can bring it up 4-9mpg with little or no change in how the ride feels.
In other words, I can adjust my foot a bit and find a "sweet spot" that gets the best MPG without my passengers even noticing a difference.
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