If you drive anywhere you must have noticed the price of fuel today. The price doesn't seem to be going down anytime in the near future. Well, back in 1957 the economy was constantly raising the gas prices. Ever hear, "history repeats itself"? The prices of fuel were creating a scare to the majority of the population. How were they going to be able to afford to put gas into their gas-guzzling cars? Sir Leonard Lord of the Morris Company noticed this scare and took advantage of the situation. He ordered his top engineer, Alec Issigonis, to create a new car that was capable of fitting four adults and was excellent on gas mileage. Soon, 1959, the Mini was brought to the world. In 1961 the Mini Cooper was born with a more powerful engine and other minor changes. In 2002 the Mini was introduced to the United States. It ranks as one of the top performance autos now. With the Mini Cooper mpg equaling approximately 37 highway and 28 city, it will definitely be staying in the United States for a while.

How does the Mini Cooper get such excellent gas mileage? The Mini has a 1.6 liter engine with 4 cylinders. This produced 118 horsepower and 114 pounds of tork. You can have your choice of either a manual or automatic transmission. If you know anything about cars, you know that you always get better gas mileage if you have a manual. Be sure to drive you Mini in the highest gear possible.Mini Cooper 28 MPG City, 37 MPG Highway A lower gears requires your Mini Cooper to work harder and uses more fuel. In an automatic, you will want to put your car in overdrive. In a manual, the highest gear is either 6 or 5, depending on how many gears the car has. Avoid driving with road rage. Use cruise control and open the windows rather than using the air condition. Drive the speed limit to be safe and get the most mpg out of your Mini Cooper.

Are you looking for reasons to purchase a Mini Cooper? Mini Coopers are very easily made unique for each individual. If you take a look at a photo gallery of Mini Coopers you will see many custom paint jobs. This is a very popular art for Mini Coopers. You can also make your Mini Cooper one of a kind by adding certain accessories to it. Many accessories can help increase your gas mileage. Focus on the high performance parts such as air filter systems and such. Avoid adding anything that can stop the air from passing over and around your Mini Cooper smoothly.

Just like any vehicle, you want to keep up-to-date on the maintenance. Oil changes are a must to keep your engine running smoothly. The oil should be changed either every 3,000 miles or every 3 months, whichever comes first. Tire rotation is also a must to you're your Mini Cooper mpg up. Tires that are low on pressure, or PSI, can cause your Mini to lower in mpg. The Mini needs to work extra hard to get the tires to go around if the pressure is too low. The extra work will cause the gas mileage to drop drastically. Check the coolants and fluids every time you fill up on gas.