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Old 03-30-2008, 03:19 AM   #1
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One year later

Hi, Today marks my 1st year of owning my boxster YEA!!!!!!!! What fun it has been. I love driving this car. Here are my 1st year stats and costs:

1999/ 2.5/ Tiptronic/ Arctic Silver / boxster red full leather/ cd chgr/ dsp/ pwr heated seats/ owners manuals w/dealer service stamps /alum door sills/ blk top/
  1. 15373.......... miles driven
  2. 710.916 .......gallons of gas burned
  3. 21.624214... avg. mls/gal
  4. $2439.00 .....cost in dollars
  5. $3.43 ...........avg. $/gal
  6. $902.00 .......repairs = trans cooling valve, air control valve
  7. $345.00....... towing baker to vegas in between towing plans
  8. $564.00....... tires = kumho 225/45r 17 255/40r 17
  9. $388.00....... maint = oil/filter change, brake pads, sensors, belt DIY !!!!!!
  10. $395.00 .......mods = ebay headers, K&N air filter, ebay "xenon" lites
  11. $98.00......... bentley manual
  12. $336.00 .......additonal tools and cleaning supplies, code reader
  13. $20.00......... accessories = ebay key fob
  14. 100K........... smiles / mile
  15. a few............ nods/ waves from other owners
  16. a lot more..... waves, looks, smiles, winks from hot chicks checkin' it out!!
  17. ZERO............ tickets/ traffic stops
  18. ??? ............... top speed so far
  19. p codes......... p0410, p1411 fixed see #6, current/ p1123,p1125,p1130.
This is my daily driver 36mls round trip and have driven it to vegas, pismo, laughlin, and san diego on vacations find it a very comfortable drive no back ache when I get there.

Sorry if this is all too much info, my wife thinks me crazy even knowing any of it much less posting it.

Rats forgot to count top down days .... was a lot for sure!
Not to mention all the time spent here thanks to everyone for all the tips, help, photos, opinions, info, and laughs even.

Here is a shot of my only previous sports car experience ... took a test ride.... only if.....





three of the most dangerous rides in town: unsafe at anyspeed, unsafe at high speed, and very unsafe parked.

seems a lot of time wasted in between (just the sports car part) .
Year 2 starts now
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Old 03-30-2008, 06:57 AM   #2
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Congrats on the first year of ownership. I had to cringe a little when I saw your breakdown on the costs associated with ownership. I have had my 2000 base Boxster for almost two years now and over that time put on close to 30K miles on the car. At one point I made the mistake of tallying up the money I had spent maintaining, replacing parts, and modding the car. It ended up being more than the 21K I paid for for the car! I dont keep track of the cost of ownership any more, I just enjoy the experience....

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Old 03-30-2008, 07:59 AM   #3
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Some of these used Boxsters can be like boats.

finance wise.
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Old 03-30-2008, 02:35 PM   #4
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Hey rockbox,

Congrats!!

Keep on keepin' on!!

BTW, I'm nowhere near Ed's expenses (whew!!), but I certainly don't want to tally mine up either!
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Old 03-30-2008, 03:12 PM   #5
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Tomorrow, 1 April, will mark my 1 year of ownership.

2007/Boxster S

Daily driver (40 miles each way). I have 15,967 miles on it.

I haven't kept the records like Rockbox, but my only cost has been $225 for an oil change (dealer) and $75 for another oil change I did myself.

Since I will be coming up on my 20k miles inspection soon, I guess the cost of ownership will increase . As a starter, I am very close to needing new rear tires.

To date, it has been a dependable vehicle and a joy to drive. Why did I wait so long to buy one???
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Old 03-30-2008, 04:44 PM   #6
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congrats guys...thanks for the info...

all the best for many more miles...
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nice man, congrats
based on this board, and some threads and stuff like that, i would remove #18.
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nice man, congrats
based on this board, and some threads and stuff like that, i would remove #18.
Doh! Thanks. done
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Wow, you've kept really good track of everything. Your pic of the Triumph reminds me of my dad riding around in Triumphs and MGs when I was a kid. Maybe that's where my love of sports cars started. As a baby I rode in a basket on the back shelf of an MG, before people had car seats and stuff like that. I just went to a British car show with him this weekend.

Enjoy the next year of your Boxster's life!

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