It took 2 years, 7 months, 23 days…968 days…to reach 36,000 miles on my MINI Clubman. Which, for me, is actually pretty impressive, considering put over 50,000 miles on my 2003 MINI Cooper S in under 2 years.
I took delivery of my Clubman with 8 miles on the odometer, and a week later, we packed up the kids and everything we needed for 10 days, and took a 2400 mile road trip down to Savannah and Tybee Island, GA, up to Myrtle Beach, SC, then back home. Otherwise, it’s been the grind of the daily commute, and the occasional weekend trip to rack up the miles. But a 3500+ miles road trip out west to Jackson, WY and Yellowstone National Park is on the horizon for later this summer.
The list of modifications I have done is pretty small…only adding a NM Engineering Turbo Heat Shield under the hood, and a P3Cars VIDI OBD2 display in the cabin. The P3Cars VIDI OBD2 was a great addition, not only does it look great, it also provides some great functionality that MINI/BMW decided not to include…hello coolant temperature and oil temperature displays instead of just an idiot light!!!
But there are a few items I would like to do in the future…an iPhone mount is going to be a necessity soon, and a thicker rear sway bar to dial out some of the understeer would be fantastic (although some non-runflats may take care of that).
While I do still miss my 2003 MINI, the Clubman has been fun…and will continue to be a fun daily driver.
So I’ll wind this rambling post up with a few stats my Clubman has put up over the past 36,000 miles of motoring…
- Averaging 27.28 MPG
- 1,335 gallons of gasoline, at an average of $3.49/gallon
- Average of 37 miles/day
- 7 oil changes…roughly every 5000-6000 miles
- 1 set of new brake pads (under service warranty from MINI)
- Average operating cost of $0.14/mile