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Old 07-05-2019, 11:28 AM
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The smoothness and low Torque of the V8 make the car IMO. Having had a 4s for a couple of days convinced me that the big, heavy car needs a rumbling V8

Who cares about gas mileage?
We all have different needs and criteria. We could play the "who cares about [x]" game with any feature or option on a vehicle.
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Old 07-05-2019, 11:39 AM
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Im currently in a 2014 4S with sprint booster and exhaust upgrade. Its no V8 but its pretty peppy. I have considered the extra weight and cost associated with the V8 as far as handling and break wear. The Higher gas mileage is interesting but not a significantly motivating factor. Thanks for the responses so far.
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Old 07-05-2019, 07:58 PM
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We all have different needs and criteria. We could play the "who cares about [x]" game with any feature or option on a vehicle.
We sure do have different criteria. The day I make a decision on a car regarding gas mileage you can put me down.
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Old 07-05-2019, 10:16 PM
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We sure do have different criteria. The day I make a decision on a car regarding gas mileage you can put me down.
Understood. I do 110 miles/day in my 4S, and every little bit helps when it comes to fuel usage and expense.

I'm happy to be in a place where I could buy my first Porsche, which is something I've wanted to do for a long time. I hope you get just as much pleasure driving yours as I do mine.
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Old 07-09-2019, 10:11 AM
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I don't even thing the V6 gets better MPG on the highway than the V8 does it? Its simply offered as a way to create a base level car trim for people that don't want the performance, or don't want to spend so much. That base level is still a very expensive high end car, lets be honest! Other than the cost savings, there is literally no logical reason to not get the V8.

That said, if you can afford, or are willing to pony up for the V8TT, its worth it and what the car was designed around.
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Old 07-09-2019, 11:44 AM
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I don't even thing the V6 gets better MPG on the highway than the V8 does it? Its simply offered as a way to create a base level car trim for people that don't want the performance, or don't want to spend so much. That base level is still a very expensive high end car, lets be honest! Other than the cost savings, there is literally no logical reason to not get the V8.

That said, if you can afford, or are willing to pony up for the V8TT, its worth it and what the car was designed around.
I had a base car for a full month and didn't see any difference in MPG from my V8 S. Both got 27-28mpg on a highway trip we take often from San Jose to Santa B. FWIW.
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Old 07-09-2019, 05:37 PM
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Driving around town the base model (older, not turbo) definitely get better gas mileage than the GTS
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