Anuual Costs? - MINI Cooper Forum
Go Back   MINI Cooper Forum > Model Specific MINI Forums > MINI Cooper S > Second Generation MINI Cooper S


Second Generation MINI Cooper S MINI Cooper S Late 2006 - Present

Mini2.com is the premier Mini Cooper Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old Aug 17th, 2012, 03:03 PM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 3
Local Time: 06:29 PM
Anuual Costs?

Hello,

I'm thinking of taking the plunge and getting a second gen cooper S

I was wondering what the real world costs were - does anybody know, roughly how much you spend a year - Are they expensive to run? It's been a while since I had to run my own car!

Any help much appreciated.

CJ
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old Aug 17th, 2012, 06:50 PM
MINI2 Premium Member
MINI2 Master
Offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 3,025
Local Time: 06:29 PM
United Kingdom Male
Thats a bit of a how longs a piece of string question, no one will have the same answer.
Depends on lots of variables, distance, speed, types of road, using the full performance at every opportunity, using it everyday all year round, weekends only, main car or second car, If youre worried about running costs go for the diesel if youre doing over 14000 a year.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old Aug 17th, 2012, 06:57 PM
MINI's are BANG TIDY
Offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 397
Local Time: 06:29 PM
United Kingdom
Some more info on how you'll use it etc might be easier to answer


Sent from my Autoguide iPhone app
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old Oct 31st, 2012, 05:10 PM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 3
Local Time: 06:29 PM
Cheers all

Sorry for the vagueness - I'll be dong assorted town driving - plus one or two 100/200 mile trips per month...

About 10,000/12 - miles a year...

I was thinking of getting this. Any advice?

I was going to post a link to Used Car Expert but it won't let me!

Essentially a 2009 cooper S in dark brown with 45,000 on the clock and the smaller alloys. 8,995

Wanted to get a car with slightly smaller wheels as you can see! Don't like to low a profile...

Any advice welcome.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old Nov 1st, 2012, 06:38 AM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: uk
Posts: 25
Local Time: 06:29 PM
United Kingdom Male
United-Kingdom Annual Costs

Assuming 10k miles PA:

FUEL: 1800 (Assuming 33mpg that's 300 gallons at ~6 quid a pop).

Tyres: 270-540 (Assuming life 10k/front and 20k/rear and 180-360 per pair. Your choice economy or premium of course)

Servicing and MOT: 50-250 (depends on TLC status)

Tax: 135 unfortunately non-negotiable.

+++++

So in round numbers the answer is 2250 to 2750 per year....plus insurance and depreciation (not really a cash issue) of course.

Tyre choice has the single biggest effect.......much discussed here.

Driving carefully may improve fuel by 10% (say 36MPG) and save 180. You could drive more economically than that.....but would defeat the point of an MCS

Last edited by hernibles; Nov 1st, 2012 at 06:46 AM. Reason: typo
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old Nov 1st, 2012, 08:30 AM
MINI's are BANG TIDY
Offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 397
Local Time: 06:29 PM
United Kingdom
Being an r56 s owner I can deffo recommend that you buy through cherished with some sort of warranty.

I didn't go down this route and they do need money spending on them.

That said they aren't bad on fuel.

I've seen 42 average on mine with a light foot.
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old Nov 1st, 2012, 02:30 PM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: uk
Posts: 25
Local Time: 06:29 PM
United Kingdom Male
Quote: Originally Posted by Ryanjdover (original)


I've seen 42 average on mine with a light foot.

I bet your tyres last a long time!
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old Nov 1st, 2012, 03:29 PM
MINI's are BANG TIDY
Offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 397
Local Time: 06:29 PM
United Kingdom
Actually they don't. Just because I said a managed that once doesn't mean I don't average 29 all the rest of the time!
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old Nov 1st, 2012, 08:58 PM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: uk
Posts: 25
Local Time: 06:29 PM
United Kingdom Male
Quote: Originally Posted by Ryanjdover (original)
Actually they don't. Just because I said a managed that once doesn't mean I don't average 29 all the rest of the time!

Being a bit data obsessed I log my fillups, costs and mileage. 2012 to date "real" MPG is 32.00. Best tank was 36.79 and the worst 28.55. Computer in car says 36.2, but I don't think it has ever been reset from new, and the previous owner was definitely not an enthusiastic driver.
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old Nov 26th, 2012, 05:52 AM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 24
Local Time: 06:29 PM
United Kingdom
I am also looking at getting a 2007 onwards cooper s. I am running a 3.2 V6 TT at the moment so the above figures are like music to my ears. The problem with the TT is that even with a light foot you are not going to get 30 MPG. At least with the cooper s it seems you have the choice. It looks like I may get 32 instead of 22 which Is a good gain. Also the tax seems very reasonable for a sub 7 0-60 car. Its a shame the soft tops stayed supercharged till 09. I wouldnt mind a turbo convertible.
When do they need a belt change? I hear this can cause horrific engine damage.
Reply With Quote
  #11 (permalink)  
Old Nov 27th, 2012, 07:15 AM
MINI's are BANG TIDY
Offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 397
Local Time: 06:29 PM
United Kingdom
Quote: Originally Posted by Franzz (original)
I am also looking at getting a 2007 onwards cooper s. I am running a 3.2 V6 TT at the moment so the above figures are like music to my ears. The problem with the TT is that even with a light foot you are not going to get 30 MPG. At least with the cooper s it seems you have the choice. It looks like I may get 32 instead of 22 which Is a good gain. Also the tax seems very reasonable for a sub 7 0-60 car. Its a shame the soft tops stayed supercharged till 09. I wouldnt mind a turbo convertible.
When do they need a belt change? I hear this can cause horrific engine damage.

The main problem is the death rattle when cold. Some times it's a cheap fix with just changing the tensioner but sometimes the whole set up needs replacing eg. Guides, chains etc. that costs a fair bit. MPG is reasonable for such a quick car and to be fair the insurance ain't bad (post code dependent)


Sent from my iPhone using AutoGuide.com App
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old Nov 29th, 2012, 02:56 PM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 24
Local Time: 06:29 PM
United Kingdom
managed to pick up an 09 turbo convertible for 9k 35K miles . So thats the super charged problem solved. My insurance quote is very good 340 pa with a claim. I am an old fart though .
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old Nov 29th, 2012, 03:11 PM
MINI2 Premium Member
MINI2 Master
Offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 3,025
Local Time: 06:29 PM
United Kingdom Male
Quote: Originally Posted by Franzz (original)
managed to pick up an 09 turbo convertible for 9k 35K miles . So thats the super charged problem solved. My insurance quote is very good 340 pa with a claim. I am an old fart though .

Yep the more fartier the cheaper it is
Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old May 21st, 2013, 06:07 PM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 3
Local Time: 06:29 PM
Wow - it's been ages since I posted here originally!

I'm somewhat of an old fart myself!

Drove a couple recently - I strongly feel the smaller wheels improve the car...

Thanks for all the replies

Best

Carl
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not 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

» Hot Topics This Week
Naming your MINI? - (77 replies)
Power Steering Pump DIY - (53 replies)
Ok so who has ordered an F56 MCS? - (46 replies)
New Online Magazine for Track Day Enthusiasts - (23 replies)
Standard radio plays MP3? - (21 replies)
» Recent Threads
Which car would you choose?
Today 12:31 PM
by iSysman
Last post by Caveman
Today 04:22 PM
2 Replies, 113 Views
TOTALLY BIZARRE! Help needed
Yesterday 09:17 PM
by Whale
Last post by Whale
Today 03:09 PM
6 Replies, 280 Views
New Owner - 2007 MCS (+JCW Kit)
Sep 10th, 2014 08:39 AM
Last post by pipster11
Today 12:01 PM
1 Replies, 236 Views
2014 MINI Cooper vs Ford Fiesta 1.0L
Jun 24th, 2014 02:41 PM
Last post by minifan90
Today 10:11 AM
5 Replies, 2,651 Views
Worldwide MINI Sales See Best July Ever in 2014
Aug 26th, 2014 05:40 PM
by mab01uk
Last post by minifan90
Today 09:25 AM
1 Replies, 450 Views
09 mini rear brake pad replacement
Sep 7th, 2014 07:02 PM
Last post by Hazel Green
Today 08:05 AM
3 Replies, 458 Views
Front bumper paint blistering
Dec 30th, 2012 09:46 PM
Last post by The Nun
Today 07:18 AM
6 Replies, 1,122 Views
No bite or stopping power after upgrade ebc
Today 04:38 AM
Last post by The Nun
Today 06:59 AM
1 Replies, 136 Views
Calibre Vintage 17 x 8
Sep 11th, 2014 06:40 PM
Last post by marque
Yesterday 10:18 PM
7 Replies, 524 Views
What sort of engine do i have ??
Sep 14th, 2014 09:58 PM
Last post by Minimissionone
Yesterday 09:15 PM
2 Replies, 337 Views
No power in 1st?
Yesterday 10:14 AM
Last post by marque
Yesterday 07:29 PM
2 Replies, 253 Views
Violent shakes when accelerating - goes away when I let go of pedal
Sep 1st, 2014 04:49 PM
Last post by Blusox
Yesterday 12:22 PM
7 Replies, 1,201 Views
Calling Siri or Google now...
Yesterday 11:35 AM
Last post by homeyjay
Yesterday 11:35 AM
0 Replies, 203 Views
Union Jack Badges
Yesterday 05:38 AM
Last post by The Nun
Yesterday 11:08 AM
1 Replies, 226 Views
N14/ N18 question
Aug 21st, 2014 01:04 PM
by oz1986
Last post by The Nun
Yesterday 08:07 AM
7 Replies, 722 Views
Standard radio plays MP3?
Nov 25th, 2004 12:39 PM
Last post by k3fus
Yesterday 06:05 AM
21 Replies, 10,389 Views
What issues?
Aug 24th, 2014 05:39 AM
by ben2012
Last post by MKuRNDY
Yesterday 03:39 AM
3 Replies, 633 Views
Lumbar Support & Seat Comfort
Nov 1st, 2011 03:18 PM
Last post by bwillett
Sep 14th, 2014 08:14 PM
6 Replies, 6,154 Views
How best to upgrade Audio on R53 Cooper S
Sep 14th, 2014 03:06 PM
Last post by k3fus
Sep 14th, 2014 04:43 PM
1 Replies, 267 Views
» Premium
» Auto Insurance
Wheel & Tire Center

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.1

All times are GMT. The time now is 05:29 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2