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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Feb 28th, 2013, 04:03 PM Thread Starter
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Mini cooper d clubman poor mpg

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I'm new to this forum and just purchased a used mini cooper d hampton. Very pleased with the car but a bit disappointed with mpg I'm getting. When I first received the car I reset the mpg on the system and after the first tank of fuel got a read out of 34.8mpg, filled up a few days ago and done the reset, now getting just over 32mpg. I have taken it back to dealer who agreed that was low and took it for a day to test out and said there were no errors on the system. The car has done 10,000 miles so the wearing in period has passed and my trip to work is about 12 miles dual carraigeway and town driving. Was driving a diesel Audi A6 2.0tdi before this and was getting between 34-37mpg so was hoping for at least mid 40's. Anyone else had such poor mpg? I've checked tyre pressure, not carrying any heavy loads, don't break heavily and change gear when the indicator tells me to. Any suggestions to try and improve the fuel economy?



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Mine is used mainly around town and I am getting 45 - 50 mpg. I get far better than that on a run.

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defo not right.
i get average 57mpg. half of my drive is rural lanes and half is duel carriage way. id get back to the stealers mate.

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I get a lot better than that caning the **** off an SD (48mpg over 10,000m).

I would do two things:
1) try to burn out any crap by giving it a good long thrash at high speed - at least 30 minutes of motorway/dual carriageway driving, going as fast as you are willing;
2) run a fuel economy test - pick perfect conditions such as no traffic and do a really gentle 20 mile trip at 40-50mph with no braking and see what mpg that gives you.

Trying to compare fuel economy when you are commuting is really just an exercise in comparing traffic density.
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I get 38mpg from my JCW easily and its not run in yet either so 32mpg from a diesel sounds dreadful, maybe you should upgrade to a JCW Clubman?
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