Service costs and intervals for 2019MY Clubman Cooper S?

Service costs and intervals for 2019MY Clubman Cooper S?

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philcray

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699 posts

162 months

Friday 2nd October
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I have a 68 reg (2019MY) Clubman Cooper S which is just coming up to 2 years old. Having spoken to the local main dealer the quoted service intervals and costs are as follows:

2 years old - minor service - £282
3 years old - brake fluid - £111
4 years old - major service - £545

Total cost over next 2 years - £938

These sound expensive to me but I have not had a mini before, any thoughts appreciated?

They have also offered a service plan which, in a nutshell, you pay in monthly instalments over the next 2 years and total cost is £640 to include these services so saving about £300. Obviously this is linked to this dealer but that is not an issue as they are local (don't want to travel miles just to save a few quid). Do about 8k miles a year and plan to keep the car for a while.

Are these costs fairly standard across the main dealer network or do they vary? Thoughts welcome

Challo

5,861 posts

114 months

Friday 2nd October
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Have you got a quote from a local BMW / Mini specialist?

They should be cheaper.

PSRG

426 posts

85 months

Friday 2nd October
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Doesn’t seem to bad to me...if bought from new and sold at 5 years old it’d have cost the same £938...that’s a little over £180 a year, for main dealer servicing. The first service is basically just an oil change and micro filter though.. Not having the micro filter changes saves around £60 from memory, having had our 2018 (bought new) Cooper S Clubman serviced in August, but I went ahead with it anyway smile

Edited to add, I didn’t ask the price of a major service (though I think it’ll show you prices on the MINI app if it’s due a service) but that’s roughly what I paid for a minor service

philcray

Original Poster:

699 posts

162 months

Friday 2nd October
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Thanks, the payment plan seems a reasonable deal then as that saves c£300 over the ownership period.

un1eash

109 posts

99 months

Friday 2nd October
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If it's a Mini service plan it shouldn't be linked to the dealer so your free to get it serviced from any approved dealer.

mfp4073

1,661 posts

133 months

Friday 2nd October
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Get the car serviced by an independent mini specialist until the warranty runs out, then service it yourself.
Failing that be prepared to get well and truely ripped off by your friendly BMW dealer.
I've got the last new Mini I will ever buy, never again. in fact I even hate getting the warranty work done by them.

fatboy b

8,795 posts

175 months

Saturday 3rd October
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£250 a year? Try running a Golf! Never again. Mini all the way.

stevemcs

4,951 posts

52 months

Saturday 3rd October
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First service is Oil and Micro filter, second service is Oil, Air, Cabin and Plugs.

The mico filter is stupidly expensive, the plugs are £9 each plus vat at trade price

MattyD803

79 posts

24 months

Wednesday 14th October
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I've got a 68 plate Countryman Cooper S just coming up to its first service (2 years in).

Cooper Reading have quote £335 for what is effectively an oil and filter change. I initially queried this, but they confirmed this is correct, and this is reflected on the MINI site.

By comparison, my Mk7 2015 Golf GTD went in for its first service after 18k at Martins VW Basingstoke, costing a grand total of £184 inc. courtesy car.

It's fair to say that this, plus a number of spec/quality issues, means I shan't be leasing or owning another MINI in future.

cerb4.5lee

16,849 posts

139 months

Wednesday 14th October
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Those first two services are more expensive than I've paid at my local main dealer for my (2017)3 door Cooper S hatch. It shares the same engine as yours, so it seems like they push the prices up on the bigger Mini models by the look of it.

un1eash

109 posts

99 months

Wednesday 14th October
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BMW/Mini call it new car tax on the services. Fourth year things get cheaper. I've always paid around £300 for the first service which includes a 520d, M140i and 420i.
Actually cost more to service the Qashqai which is £160 year one and £220 year two, its why I added the service plan on the PCH.

Soloman Dodd

31 posts

1 month

Thursday 15th October
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My Cooper S 2 year service was just under £250, which compared to Mercedes prices seems like a bargain.
I paid the same price for a V8 Mustang as well.

cerb4.5lee

16,849 posts

139 months

Thursday 15th October
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Soloman Dodd said:
My Cooper S 2 year service was just under £250, which compared to Mercedes prices seems like a bargain.
I paid the same price for a V8 Mustang as well.
I said this to my mrs the other day. The first service on the Cooper S was £149(oil and filter and microfilter) at the main dealer. Whereas the first service on the Mercedes GLC350d(oil and filter and microfilter) was £400!

The brake fliud on the Cooper S was also only £81 at the main dealer. Both my Mini services were a fair bit cheaper than the OP for a car that shares the same engine I reckon.

paultownsend

871 posts

142 months

Saturday 17th October
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This is from Sytner Sheffield. I will be doing the cabin filter myself. I’m a little miffed by the ‘interrogation’.


mh125

64 posts

33 months

Monday 19th October
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[quote=paultownsend]This is from Sytner Sheffield. I will be doing the cabin filter myself. I’m a little miffed by the ‘interrogation’.

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From the 4th year onwards I think the servicing is reasonable. My local specialist couldn’t be more than a fraction cheaper on servicing and was actually dearer on brake pads so I’ve kept using my dealer.

philcray

Original Poster:

699 posts

162 months

Wednesday 21st October
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Thanks for the feedback, I have gone for the pre-pay plan which saves c£300 off the quoted servicing prices which makes them relatively reasonable for main dealer servicing


funboxster

110 posts

82 months

Wednesday 28th October
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My wife's 2018 Cooper S first service back in March (oil and filter/pollen filter change) was £279. £112 charged for 5 litres of oil!

I hate being ripped off for the price of oil. In the quantities the garages buy it, trousers down and being spanked comes to mind!