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Old 08-18-2016, 05:46 AM   #1
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Fuel Consumption

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On Monday my husband and I let our hearts rule our head and fell in love with a brillliant example of a Boxster S 2006 mode, automatic triptronic.
Asking the seller what the fuel consumption was he said 28mpg. On further investigation via the internet, we find that it is no where near that.
We haven't picked it up yet but can any other owner confirm what the fuel consumption is for this model.
Thanking you in anticipation.
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Old 08-18-2016, 05:59 AM   #2
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This link will show the gas mileage for a 2006 Boxster S with automatic transmission:

2006 Porsche Boxster S


The sticker on your car, when new, would have showed 16 mpg city/24 mpg highway. Of course, your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive, the weather, etc.

Keep in mind that you're buying a high performance sports car, not an economy car.

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On Monday my husband and I let our hearts rule our head and fell in love with a brillliant example of a Boxster S 2006 mode, automatic triptronic.
Asking the seller what the fuel consumption was he said 28mpg. On further investigation via the internet, we find that it is no where near that.
We haven't picked it up yet but can any other owner confirm what the fuel consumption is for this model.
Thanking you in anticipation.
If your worried about mpg maybe a Porsche isnt the car you should buy. Fuel costs dont even come into play. Maintenance, parts are costs you need to look at. I think for an average 986 plan on 3G / yr. If you dont spend all of it you have extra gas money or fun money. Creative accounting. Helps me set my budget.She still believes it.
Oh by the way my 99 tip gets great mpg.Almost as good as my wife`s Honda Fit.
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Old 08-18-2016, 06:20 AM   #4
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Jeannie, you may be very surprised how good the fuel economy is. I have owned a 2003 S for several years and have been keeping records since I acquired it and my gas milage has been a combined city and highway of 24.5 MPG. Considering how much stop & go city and spirited driving I do i am very happy. On a recent 2 week road trip to the West Coat I achieved a very good 31 MPG with myself, my wife and both trunks filled for the trip.

Like VGM said, it is not an econobox slug that gets 50 MPG. It's a 2 seat roadster designed for spirited driving, probably the most practical one there is considering storage space.
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Paul,

Are your references to mileage based on Imperial gallons? Are your pumps in Canada set up to measure gas pumped into your car in Imperial gallons? Help!
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I had a 2006 Boxster S (manual) for many years and miles. About 60,000 worth. Cruising on the highway, in 6th, at 70-756mph, and 3,200-ish rpm, I could get 27-28 MPGs. So, the seller was accurate with his response.

Now in my 2104 Carrera S with PowerKit, and 430 HP, in the same example, now with 7th gear, and 2,250 rpm, I can easily get 32 mpg. Pretty amazing these cars.
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Old 08-18-2016, 07:44 AM   #7
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Mileage can vary a lot but the 28 mpg is possible on the highway. I've averaged over the last three years with my 02 986S about 23 mpg. Funny thing is my 03 996s averages about the same and it has an extra 70 hp. In the end if gas mileage is a big concern then this might not be the car for you. For my daily 53 mile commute that includes at times heavy traffic I have a 2016 VW Jetta 1.4l TSI which nets me 43 mpg on regular gas. On a good day with light traffic I regularly hit 50 mpg. Who needs a hybrid.
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Canadian pumps are always in litres. US cars imported into Canada, like mine, give mpg readouts in US gallons. Apparently you can't change this, even if you flip the speedometer/odometer to kilometres.
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Thanks to everyone who has replied. We are based in the UK where the cheapeast litre of petrol is 1.08 making a gallon nearly 5 per gallon this makes the mpg an affordable price for the car that you are getting, but knock 10mpg off that and it has a different slant to the car.

We will just embrace what comes and enjoy the moment.

Kind regards.

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if you think the petrol is pricey, then you're going to love the repair costs. This is the first car I've ever owned where I was handed a $5,000 repair bill. And we weren't done yet.
Best advice is to trade up for a newer used Porsche every couple of years. Let the first owner take the hit on depreciation and pass the big repairs items onto the next owner before the odometer goes higher and higher.

We have a saying about Porsches here in Murica'.... if you're worried about your Porsche's fuel consumption you're probably driving a new Carrera.
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Not a 2006 S, but mine gets 28.5 highway on the OBC (which meshes with my calculations). Sticker says 24 mpg highway, so definitely happy with the numbers.
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Thanks to everyone who has replied. We are based in the UK where the cheapeast litre of petrol is 1.08 making a gallon nearly 5 per gallon this makes the mpg an affordable price for the car that you are getting, but knock 10mpg off that and it has a different slant to the car.
To add to you're conundrum, you can't use the cheaper petrol in the Boxster - it has to run on a minimum of 95 octane, preferably 98 octane (super) to get near to the advertised fuel economy.
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I have an 03 S and my long term average is in the 22-23 mpg range with highway commuting. On a 500 mile trip to Mosport I had 28.3 mpg up to the Canadian border, then waiting at the border after 400 miles my average dropped to 27.3 and didn't recover the rest of the way to Mosport. Driving at Mosport for 10 sessions of 25 minutes each my cumulative mileage went to 20 mpg and the 500 mile drive home brought the cumulative mileage back to 22. It's all about how you drive the car, if you keep your foot out of it and shift early your mileage should be pretty good.
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if you think the petrol is pricey, then you're going to love the repair costs. This is the first car I've ever owned where I was handed a $5,000 repair bill. And we weren't done yet.
Best advice is to trade up for a newer used Porsche every couple of years. Let the first owner take the hit on depreciation and pass the big repairs items onto the next owner before the odometer goes higher and higher.

We have a saying about Porsches here in Murica'.... if you're worried about your Porsche's fuel consumption you're probably driving a new Carrera.
What horse****************! A $5K bill to you is large because you're a cheap bastard! A $500 bill to you is disconcerting.

Advice? So says the guy driving a 15 year old Boxster. LOL.

Sayings you say? There are many-many reason people like to get & see good gas mileage. I would expect Warren Buffet to be considerate of MPGs.

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[QUOTE=VGM911;507020]Paul,

Are your references to mileage based on Imperial gallons? Are your pumps in Canada set up to measure gas pumped into your car in Imperial gallons? Help! [/QUOTE

I converted to US gallons. My car is a US car so switching to Miles and KM is easy, and US all to Litre is also easy. Since they forced the metric sysetem on us in the mid 70's us older Canucks can work in either unis. Younger Canadians not so much.

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What horse****************! A $5K bill to you is large because you're a cheap bastard! A $500 bill to you is disconcerting.

Advice? So says the guy driving a 15 year old Boxster. LOL.

Sayings you say? There are many-many reason people like to get & see good gas mileage. I would expect Warren Buffet to be considerate of MPGs.

Considering Warren Buffett drives Cadillacs, I'm not sure MPG's are a big concern. Yes, it's kind of a fun game to play the fuel economy game....but frankly, if your mpg's are getting high, it means you aren't really driving the car. These cars are meant to be driven, fuel economy be damned!

Frankly, saving 3 or 4 MPG's is only going to save you around $100/year in fuel costs based on 10K of driving. I'd rather put my foot down a bit more for that paltry amount.
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Old 08-18-2016, 10:50 PM   #17
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I view purchasing gas for the Porsche as purchasing "liquid pleasure". The more the better. Gas prices are *cheap* anyway! At least in the US, a gallon of gas costs less than a gallon of milk. In Europe, yeah, I'm sure it's not as cheap. Sorry, Europeans.

Can't wait to buy some more "liquid joy!"
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if your mpg's are getting high, it means you aren't really driving the car. These cars are meant to be driven, fuel economy be damned!
Try that mentality on a 4 hour highway drive.
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In late June I made a road trip of 2800 mile to the Rocky Mountains. Averaged 27.1 mpg according to obc. Even at 9800' elevation and using 91 oct, could not find 93 oct west of Kansas City.
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I usually get around 10 mpg. Seriously.

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