Long term tests

MINI Cooper S Works

We're serial Mini owners here at evo, having bought and subsequently failed to sell our early Cooper Works (42,528 miles and counting) and our Hartge-tweaked Cooper S that's covered an equally impressive 45,000 or so miles in our hands. No surprise then that when the official John Cooper Works-tuned Cooper S was introduced we had to have one. But how would the fully-warranted factory-tweaked flagship compare with our earlier Mini adventures? Only time would tell.

Running Costs

Date acquiredJanuary 2004
Total mileage15,850
Duration of test12 months
Average MPG25.3
Servicing costs£0 (TLC option)
Consumables1 litre of oil
Extra costs18in rims (£1777), TLC (£100)
Price new£20,414
Trade in value£18,500
Depreciation£1914
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