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R50/53 - R50/53 The joy of mileage or what have you put on your MINI?

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Old 03-22-2004, 10:08 PM
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So, I've had my MINI for almost a full eight months. Today I hit 14,000 miles. People tend to cringe when they learn my mileage to ownership ratio. I say if they didn't make the car so much fun to drive my miles would be lower. My other arguement is if they can find a way to get me where I need to go without driving I'd like to see them do it. (Though, what fun would that be?) My only worry is my rapidly diminishing warranty and what I'll do if I need repairs. Bah.

No big point to be made. But, I figured I could find some sympathy here and a few others who just about "live" in their MINIs.
 
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Old 03-22-2004, 10:28 PM
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We've got almost 7000 miles on ours in 2 months. 2500 of that was driving home from the dealer. I'm not sure where the rest came from... It feels like we've had this car alot longer than 2 months.
 
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Old 03-22-2004, 10:31 PM
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1 year 3 months with 21k miles.

Starting to consider extended warranty, but I have had such great reliability with my MINI that I have not decided what I will do as the warranty gets close to expiring.
 
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Old 03-22-2004, 10:35 PM
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Only had my Cooper S for about a month and a half now, but I've been putting on a solid 58 miles a day on average! At this pace I'll be well over 20k for the year!
 
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Old 03-22-2004, 10:39 PM
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1 year, 3 months - 26k miles. Actually 32k total, but I bought it with 6k on the clock.
 
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Old 03-23-2004, 05:29 AM
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8.5 months and 21K miles. Don't feel bad about your 14K!

I average about 33K per year due to commuting.
 
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Old 03-23-2004, 05:33 AM
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I year and 2 mos = 34k miles I have driven my MINI in the following states, NY (where I live), CT, MA, ME, VT, NH, NJ, PA, MD, VA, WV, OH, IL, MO, IN. Not bad for one year. :smile:
 
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Old 03-23-2004, 05:34 AM
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I just passed one year of ownership and 20K miles last week. Still running well. I've never put on more than 5-7K miles in a year on any car...of course the new 50+ mile commute every day starts adding up. Reading posts around here, 20K in a year is nowhere near the highest mileage total, though. I've read about a few closer to 30K miles/year. I'm pretty sure those people don't sleep much, though...
 
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Old 03-23-2004, 05:39 AM
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One year + 2 months and have 49K. Only problem so far has been cracked front windsheild.

Colin

 
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Old 03-23-2004, 06:09 AM
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19 months and just about to turn 40K! Guess which
will come first: five years or 50K? Yeah, yeah...

My commute is not much, except that I drive around
the state occasionally for my job. Also, I'm always taking
trips to wilderness areas for backpacking.

This car is the best purchase I have EVER made!

Godspeed.


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Old 03-23-2004, 06:17 AM
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just over 25K since May of 03... about 50 a day commuting and trips all over the place... have MINI will MOTOR!!
 
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Old 03-23-2004, 06:17 AM
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1y2m = 30300 miles. I telecommute 1 day a week and 2 days I carpool. So I only get to drive it to work (31 miles one way) twice a week. The rest come from fun-runs
 
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Old 03-23-2004, 06:24 AM
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I have 2500 miles. I have had my car since Feb 04. I commute to work each day about 70 miles per day. My thinking is what is a car for if you don't drive it. And a MINI calls you to drive it. DRIVE ME DRIVE ME!!!!! So I do what the MINI wants.




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Old 03-23-2004, 06:29 AM
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84,000 miles since August 02. Average about 140 miles per day. Zoom Zoom Zoom
 
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Old 03-23-2004, 06:31 AM
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just hit 3.5 weeks and 1000 miles even yesterday

definitely the fastest I've ever racked up miles (my commute is 4 miles each way).
 
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Old 03-23-2004, 06:47 AM
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1 yr 3mo have 45k and on 5th windshield about to put in number 6.
 
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Old 03-23-2004, 06:49 AM
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6.5 months at 10,800 miles.. but I've slowed down a lot now... that initial 4 months i was at like 9500
 
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Old 03-23-2004, 06:53 AM
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1 yr 3mo have 45k and on 5th windshield about to put in number 6.
 
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Old 03-23-2004, 07:07 AM
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>>1 yr 3mo have 45k and on 5th windshield about to put in number 6.

Wow!!! do ytou live on a dirt road???
Owned since October, so 5 months and only 3400 miles.....don't like salt......currently on blocks awaiting suspension and roll cage shipments....
 
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Old 03-23-2004, 07:20 AM
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1 year 3 months. 25,000k on her. I have too much fun driving to even care about miles. That's what I bought it for, to drive it. I learned this from my dad. He's a driver too, and on the forum he frequents, guys boast and brag about only having 400 miles on their car. My dad counters with "I get more enjoyment out of my car in a day than you guys get in years." It's a Corvette forum. I still can't ever see myself buying a car and not driving it.


Craig
 
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Old 03-23-2004, 07:26 AM
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1 year, 21 months - 34K miles
 
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Old 03-23-2004, 07:38 AM
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42,800 miles
 
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Old 03-23-2004, 07:45 AM
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1 year, 7 months -- 26K
 
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1 year and 8 monthes. 32,000 joyful miles.
 
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Old 03-23-2004, 08:09 AM
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bought mine in september 20 of 02 and have about 60,000 miles on mine shesh and ive been watching my miles,i know of one on the site with 80 sumthin, im sick i tell you sick their is onley a few cooperS's with this milage last time i checked and the funny thing was we onley have one mini dealer in michigan and i was my dealers first oil change and first checkup back in eastpoint, i was putting on almost 1000 miles a week in some cases once they gave me a loaner bmw and i pute on about 2000 miles on that car, they never gave me another loaner thou after that, hmmmm!

anyway best miles are coming soon im shure,
 

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