For the UK standard petrol cooper owners to answer, how much does is roughly cost you to do 500 miles? Thanks in advance.
It does of course, mine is a mixture of A class country roads and city driving, nothing mad, rarely above 65mph.Depends on driving style type of roads etc surely...
I get 450 miles to £40
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It does of course, mine is a mixture of A class country roads and city driving, nothing mad, rarely above 65mph.
Using my rough calcs and fuel price you're getting roughly 58mpg, that's impressive.
Phil, 500-600 miles a week sounds quite a lot, i.e. 24-28k per annum, and the kind of mileage people would normally say merits a deisel.
The thing is that I have a f56 cooper diesel at the moment. I've done 55k miles in just over 2 years m and having loads of issues with the engine coking up, engine management light warning, feeling rough as a drunk dog. It's probably down to the nature of my work teaching people to drive. Loads of stop start, average 20mph and only the occasional blast down the nsl roads. The engine must never get hot enough so the DPF is probably knackering everything.
Other reasons are I've had the cooper for extended loan manual and automatic and at low speeds they are just so much nicer smoother quieter and ultimately easier to control which is where I spend most of my time.
Other thing is I'm not happy with the environmental aspect of running a diesel with all this talk of dangerous levels of nitrogen dioxide, banning them, losing value even though I lease.
Lastly as I only average 51ish mpg in a cooper d so if I put my price up £1 a lesson I'll cover the cost and be happier.
Thanks for your input.