Go Back   986 Forum - for Porsche Boxster & Cayman Owners > Porsche Boxster & Cayman Forums > Boxster General Discussions

View Poll Results: How many miles do you get on a tank of fuel?
I don't know. I fill up way before it gets empty. 1 5.88%
Under 200 miles 1 5.88%
200 ~ 230 3 17.65%
231 ~ 260 5 29.41%
261 ~ 290 2 11.76%
291 or more 5 29.41%
Voters: 17. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-22-2005, 10:58 AM   #1
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 7,241
Fuel Economy

How many mpg do you get on average? When you answer, be sure to share what size engine you have.

RandallNeighbour is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2005, 11:03 AM   #2
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: San Dimas CA
Posts: 38
231 ~ 260 2.7l 987.
PasadenaBoxster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2005, 11:15 AM   #3
Registered User
 
ranbar2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Tampa FL
Posts: 62
I usually fill mine just before or right at the point that the low fuel light goes on. I am usually somewhere in the vicinity of 215 miles at that point. The on board computer indicates that I get 16.3 mpg (reset about 6 months ago). I have a 2000 S (3.2). Yes, it is expensive for an everyday driver. Remember when we though $1.25 was expensive for a gallon of gas? Oh for those days. But it is so much fun to drive that I add entertainment value to it and I think I come out waaaaay ahead.
ranbar2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2005, 11:15 AM   #4
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 251
Send a message via AIM to YellowJacket
I have only gotten less than 300 once, and it was the first tank of gas I put in the Boxster. Between me getting used to the clutch, and me showing off from EVERY stoplight, I got like 220 miles that tank.

I moved to a new home about 550 miles away a couple months ago, and I got nearly 400 miles a tank on the drive up here (I got 397 or something before I finally stopped). That was my best.

Avg. for me is ~330-350
YellowJacket is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2005, 11:19 AM   #5
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 7,241
yellowjacket, what's the year and engine size of your Boxster?

Man, that's high gas mileage. Do you only drive 55?
RandallNeighbour is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2005, 11:52 AM   #6
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 251
Send a message via AIM to YellowJacket
Quote:
Originally Posted by RandallNeighbour
yellowjacket, what's the year and engine size of your Boxster?

Man, that's high gas mileage. Do you only drive 55?
97 2.5L w/40k

My drive to and from work is 45 highway miles round trip, and I drive about 65-70 the entire way (traffic is steady, but flows). I never crack 3krpm until the engine reaches 180 degrees. That's not to say I don't give her a good workout on almost every highway entrance ramp, etc, etc.

I am a pretty spirited driver, but probably nothing compared to most of the people on this board. As a result, though, I'll spend a lot less on tires, clutches, gas, and insurance than a lot of you :-)
YellowJacket is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2005, 11:59 AM   #7
Registered User
 
ranbar2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Tampa FL
Posts: 62
Well, that helps explain your great milege. I do the rush hour commutes in Tampa every day. Nothing like puttering along in second on I-275 behind some monster SUV that I can't see over or around (but sometimes under lol). The only saving grace to the inbound commute is at the end when the traffic lightens and I get to run her up the gears, get some speed and then shoot around a bank that everyone else has to brake for. Amazing how the little things can make us so happy.
ranbar2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2005, 12:12 PM   #8
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 251
Send a message via AIM to YellowJacket
Quote:
Originally Posted by ranbar2
Well, that helps explain your great milege. I do the rush hour commutes in Tampa every day. Nothing like puttering along in second on I-275 behind some monster SUV that I can't see over or around (but sometimes under lol). The only saving grace to the inbound commute is at the end when the traffic lightens and I get to run her up the gears, get some speed and then shoot around a bank that everyone else has to brake for. Amazing how the little things can make us so happy.
That sounds like my old commute home in Atlanta. Took me over an hour on a GOOD day to go 20 miles from Marietta to Brookhaven, and about 45 minutes of that was a 2 mile stretch (between 285 and the Ashford Dunwoody and Johnson Ferry intersection, for any Atlanta people reading this). The last mile or so would open up, and if I was first in line, I'd easily hit 80 on this little 2 lane windy road.
YellowJacket is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2005, 01:12 PM   #9
Registered User
 
Perfectlap's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 8,709
I'm at half a tank now and the tripmeter is at 90 miles. I'm on the more high revving shifting point end of the spectrum.

I tried being good once using cruisecontrol and rarely going over 3,000 RPM and managed 250 miles. Boring....
__________________
GT3 Recaro Seats - Boxster Red
GT3 Aero / Carrera 18" 5 spoke / Potenza RE-11
Fabspeed Headers & Noise Maker
BORN: March 2000 - FINLAND
IMS#1 REPLACED: April 2010 - NEW JERSEY -- LNE DUAL ROW
Perfectlap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2005, 02:32 PM   #10
Registered User
 
donv's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: NW of Boston, MA
Posts: 697
Highest miles I've had on a tank was 382. MPG for me has ranged from 18 to 28 with ~23 average for mostly highway miles. I'm a highway leadfoot but keep under the radar screen on the side streets. Mine is a 2001 2.7L.
__________________
2001 Lapis/Black/Black, PSM, Rear Speaker Kit, Optima...
donv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2005, 05:56 PM   #11
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 6
My first long road trip (and full tank) a week ago was about 360 miles round trip in mostly light traffic. Averaged about 75-80 and my fuel light came on at just under 400 miles, I was on cruise most of the way. Pretty happy with that.

This tank is a bit under 1/2 now with about 210 mostly short hop in town driving since my work commute is only about 2 miles, its hard to rack em up (or have any fun). So far gas mileage is looking pretty nice for me and my new toy.

2002 2.7L


DevNull is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -8. The time now is 10:08 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page