Ive got the bug for a mini now and i just cant take my eyes of a grey cooper s 2008 plate. I see the mini still hold the prices like the old ones ha ha , my biggest worry is what the car will be like on fuel? ive got a saxo vtr at the mo and i get about 310miles while driving town.
i know the cooper s is totally different but could anyone give me a idea what the petrol will be like? the spec on the cooper s im looking at is : 45mpg combined ? but acouple of 2003/04 cooper s ive seen on ebay or auto trader are sort of quoting 35mpg combined? I just cant afford to spend decent money on a car that the mpg is only 35 mpg , unfort i just wouldnt be able to afford to run a car like that .
Any ideas for other running costs on cooper s would be grateful
I normally get an average of around 40mpg on mine and its pretty well tuned. And on a long run the other day it was up tp 53.9mpg. Running cost differ on how you drive them, and how much oil you burn, and at the moment mine is burning a fair bit. BMW says its acceptable for the MCS to burn a litre every 1000 miles and believe me they do, if not more.
Mines a 2007 model, and its got 240hp. I just set the cruise to 60 on a motorway or dual carriage and it it will always do over 50mpg if you can handle the boredom. If on a motorway you tailgate a lorry, you can get it up even higher.
The 2003/4 Cooper s you've seen are the supercharged versions (model R53). The models from late 2006 - 2007 onwards (R56) are the turbo charged engines and are much more economical. I am getting 38-9 mpg on my jcw tuned cooper s. i used to get 42mpg before the tuning kit.
Lol i get 29mpg on my 07 cooper s (turbo) i always drive in sport tho and i got m7 AGSR induction kit which i believe makes it drink more petrol when u put ur foot down, cant help it tho, love the sound of the air gettin sucked in and blov off valve going off..
Thanks guys just been to london yesterday and to confirm buying a 09 cooper s , picking up next saturday. aww cant wait. couldnt bel the pull and handling of the car and that was just round side streets
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