2007 Mini Cooper S: Final Trip Mileage
January 24, 2008
For those curious, total mileage for my LA-Flagstaff-Vegas-LA trip in the 2007 Mini Cooper S was 1,236 miles. The car consumed 42.143 gallons of 91 octane, and average fuel economy was 29.3 mpg.
As you might be able to tell from the photo, I stopped off at the southern rim of the Grand Canyon while en route to Vegas. It was my first time there, and although I was appropriately awed, it was tough to find a clear spot to document the Mini's first trip to the Grand Canyon. I guess I was missing the point. But it was only 30 degrees outside, which is a little cold for a hike on-foot.
The Mini's seats turned out to be a little thin for long-distance driving, and at times, my back felt a little sore... though I'm not convinced stress wasn't a factor in this instance. However, the driving position is excellent, and this really adds to the enjoyment of driving the car. I also liked the double sunvisors, and the side visor in particular made it much more pleasant to drive through the desert.
Erin Riches, Senior Editor @ 10,844 miles (still)