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Poor MPG??

Hi guys,

i seem to notice that a lot of Mini Cooper (gen 2 owners) get much better MPG than i am experiencing with my 2008 Cooper.

I always use super unleaded in the Mini and i don't drive like i am on speed so i am unsure what is going on!

The most miles i have had out of a tank of fuel was 330-340 and the MPG on the trip computer says that i'm getting 34.5mpg.

Am i doing something wrong??
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seriously what speed are you doing? I get around 45.6mpg combined at the moment although I do 70mph sometimes my average speed is 35 - 38
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A mixture between 30-50mph iv tried different routes to work to see if it changes like taking the A road as appose to all the b roads.....
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do you use the gear guide on the dash?
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Yep morealess all the time, i dunno what it could be....
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i dont know either???
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Any body??
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My Cooper doesnt even tell me what MPG i am getting so i just imagine it is about 56mpg. Works for me !
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What are you having me on?
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Spoke to MINI today, the tech guy was really helpful asked a load of questions but still no answer so he has asked to see the car personally (a nice touch) taking the Mini up there on Saturday
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Ive had mine nearly 3 weeks and still taking it reasonably easy and getting on average just under 40mpg. When I open her up a bit more I expect it to go down to mid 30s'.

IMO the gear change indicator is just a gimmick, it always wants you to change up way to early, and then the tiniest incline your dropping gears like a fly in order to keep her going without stalling.

Minis are supposed to be fun, unless your ultra concerned with mpg, just rev it a little and keep that smile on your face and have fun;-).
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What wheels and tyres are you on? Crown spokes are heavy and run flats impact fuel consuption.
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Have you made sure you reset the trip computer after each re-fuel so then you are not getting the MPG across all journeys you have made? Stupid question probably but just checking...
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I have crown spokes with run flats!

And I agree I know minis are suppose to be fun and believe me I have fun just going to and from the office id like it to be a little more eco friendly.

The tech at bmw said it didn't sound right so will see what happens on saturday!
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