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One of the big points the dealer made when I was buying mine was the reduced running costs which included servicing. If it cost more than £240 to take four wheels off, check the brakes (that don't get the use of an ICE car), change the brake fluid and give it a once-over inspection I'll certainly be asking how they justify it.
They don't even take the wheels off these days! They just check the discs and pads from the front and back!
 

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SWTSMBO has just asked if she could get in the car and drive it away without unplugging the charger! That's a very good point as I've got form for doing the very same when the CTEK is plugged in but keep that under your hat! ;););)
Car won’t let you do it 👍
 

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I think that £10 a month is reasonable if you make use of the seasonal checks, washes, fluid top ups, map updates, one MOT as well as the actual services. The first service for the Mini EV is after 2 years for basically a visual check and brake fluid replacement. So you would have paid £240 in. A brake fluid service is at most around £70, so it does look expensive.
Talked to Mini this morning. The first service for the Mini EV is at 2 years old.
Service includes, extensive vehicle electrical check, brake fluid and pollen filter and costs £431.
The second service is exactly the same scope as the first and costs the same.
So if you have the car for 4 years that's £862 plus the cost of an MOT at year three, over £900!
For £10 per month for 4 years and an MOT you pay £480 on the service plan!
 

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Are they joking - £431 for brake fluid, a filter and plugging a laptop in. What a rip off. EVs are supposed to be cheaper to service!
That is cheaper, it’s £10 a month for the EV and £17.99 for non EVs. A saving of £7.99 a month from Mini. I’m sure you can get it cheaper elsewhere for less but I’m not sure where you take a EV for a proper check at the moment as they are a bit new and specialist. I’m happy with £10 a month. You also get seasonal checks, map updates, wash and vac. So for main dealer servicing it seems a good deal to me, and £10 a month is a lot less then I used to pay for other cars.

It was £17 a month for my VW Arteon and T-Roc and they are rip off merchants, if you don’t use the services before you sell the car they keep all the money you have paid, I lost over £100 in payments to VW on the Arteon because I sold the car after 6 months and it had not had a service. With Mercedes it was a little more expensive BUT any unused funds from the plan are returned to you when you sell the car or cancel the service plan. So when I sold my Merc they sent me £120 back.
 

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Are they joking - £431 for brake fluid, a filter and plugging a laptop in. What a rip off. EVs are supposed to be cheaper to service!
Yes that's what I said! So I spoke to the service manager and he said to be fair there's no two year old Mini EVs yet so it may be cheaper. I said so how much is an i3 service then, they've been out 6/7 years with the same motor, brake fluid and pollen filter? He said £401!!!
 

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That is cheaper, it’s £10 a month for the EV and £17.99 for non EVs. A saving of £7.99 a month from Mini. I’m sure you can get it cheaper elsewhere for less but I’m not sure where you take a EV for a proper check at the moment as they are a bit new and specialist. I’m happy with £10 a month. You also get seasonal checks, map updates, wash and vac. So for main dealer servicing it seems a good deal to me, and £10 a month is a lot less then I used to pay for other cars.

It was £17 a month for my VW Arteon and T-Roc and they are rip off merchants, if you don’t use the services before you sell the car they keep all the money you have paid, I lost over £100 in payments to VW on the Arteon because I sold the car after 6 months and it had not had a service. With Mercedes it was a little more expensive BUT any unused funds from the plan are returned to you when you sell the car or cancel the service plan. So when I sold my Merc they sent me £120 back.
Totally agree with you on VW! So on the service plan it's nearly half the price of just paying when the service is required and you would hope that they know what they are doing! The MOT is in too. You already get the map updates for 3 years anyway on the Mini Connected Drive.
 

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Wow I feel ripped off. My Hyundai i10 was £20 per month but I came out evens on the usual cost per service (I think it was minor, major and minor) and service plan. They would have refunded me the remaining cost if I sold the car earlier than 3 years.

I didn’t opt for a service plan for either of my Minis. Didn’t cross my mind really.
 

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I paid £330 for my second year main dealer service on my JCW, which included all of that plus oil and filter.
 

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We were told 150.Hope that's not sales speak but a £60brake fluid swap for mmmmm.
 

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In 2019 I signed up for a dealer service agreement, total cost £599, covers me for the following services (also includes a valet after each service). This is for an ICE vehicle.

2020 – Brake fluid change and service
2021 – Oil change and service
2022 – Brake fluid change and service
2023 – Oil change and service

My dealer also has a service they call Privilege Club which is £99 for 3 years includes 1 valet a month, reduced cost on parts, half price MOT and free courtesy car any time you have your car in for service/MOT. Not worth it at the moment as the valet service is not available but once the COVID restrictions have been lifted its not bad value (half price MOT for 3 years just about covers the cost).
 

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As promised after our Roadster S passed it s mot-2000 miles exactly since last year-must use it more but he EV is fun and cheap!
Cost of service for an EV -went like this ' mmm we've not done one yet. Mmmm can't see it anywhere-Right-Basic Scope, microfilter ([pollen) and brake fluid change-about £200 I'd say. But of course that is every 2 years-there won't be a bigger service as per the petrol ie no spark plugs air filter etc so the price will be the same whereas every 4 you get an expensive one with the petrol '
Seemed ok at £200 but won't want to be paying any more! Father in laws Leaf was £200 yearly-to maintain their recovery-now that did seem to be a huge rip off!
 
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As promised after our Roadster S passed it s mot-2000 miles exactly since last year-must use it more but he EV is fun and cheap!
Cost of service for an EV -went like this ' mmm we've not done one yet. Mmmm can't see it anywhere-Right-Basic Scope, microfilter ([pollen) and brake fluid change-about £200 I'd say. But of course that is every 2 years-there won't be a bigger service as per the petrol ie no spark plugs air filter etc so the price will be the same whereas every 4 you get an expensive one with the petrol '
Seemed ok at £200 but won't want to be paying any more! Father in laws Leaf was £200 yearly-to maintain their recovery-now that did seem to be a huge rip off!
I spoke to my dealer on Monday when we picked the car up and he said that the the first brake fluid change on BMWs is normally at 3 years. To keep the Mini EV on the 2 yearly schedule for service they have brought the brake fluid change forward to 2 years so this is why the cost is a bit more. This maybe makes the £10 per month, £240 per service slightly more palatable then?
What do you guys think?
 

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I was told 3 years for the first brake fluid change; why is the Mini EV any different.

Thinking about it, with regenerative breaking and no clutch the hydraulics should have an easier time not a harder one. It makes no sense to me.
 

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I'll risk it but put £10 a month away specifically for the service-be about right!
 
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I was told 3 years for the first brake fluid change; why is the Mini EV any different.

Thinking about it, with regenerative breaking and no clutch the hydraulics should have an easier time not a harder one. It makes no sense to me.
The first BMW brake fluid change is normally at 3 years then subsequently every 2 years. As the Mini EV is serviced every 2 years I suppose it removes the need to have it in at 3 years just to change the brake fluid.
 
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