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Old 12-19-2013, 06:54 AM   #1
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2013: How much did you spend on your Boxster this year?

I'll go first.

$6,500 for repairs:
water pump
rotors
shocks
control arms
rear wheel bearings
coil packs
e-brake cable
replaced cracked wheel $300
replaced drain plugs
(all of the above were replacing 13 year old original parts)

other:
$220 OEM Porsche car cover
$10 fake chrome lug nuts (Amazon.com)

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Old 12-19-2013, 07:23 AM   #2
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~$680 for 4 new Hankook Ventus V12 Evo tires
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Old 12-19-2013, 07:47 AM   #3
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140 front Engine mount
140 (2 oil changes)
60 Spark plugs
25 Serpentine belt
40 New coolant cap and Fuel cap
30 Fuel Pump relay (2 - 1 to replace 1 for spare)

Basic stuff - Oct 2013 was 1 year ownership aprox. 13,000 miles driven, now at 65,000

2014 is the big spend year if I keep it
800+ New tires
5-600+ Front suspension (Tie Rods, lower controls,etc)
200 - 4 wheel alignment
5-800+ Water pump, AOS, Thermo, tank(Preventative)
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Old 12-19-2013, 08:01 AM   #4
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$1,000...not bad for a 13 year old car with 115K miles! Don't get me wrong, I have other items on the agenda for this year but still nothing too major.

O-rings for coolant bleeder valve ($1.50)
voltage regulator ($45)
used driver seat (a bargain at $100 and looked like new!)
Windshield header courtesy light (plastic clips broke when removing to clean connectors)
2 oil/filter changes ($150)
fuel filter change ($25)
New top with glass rear window, yet to be installed ($450. My plastic window finally torn a bit in late Oct.)
Parts for top install ($50)
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Old 12-19-2013, 08:10 AM   #5
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Roughly $1300 for a clutch and some tools that I did not have (or could not find. Stupid missing 15mm wrench)

$150ish for an alternator

$20 for a tire (thank you road hazard. Had about 20k miles on it)

That's it. But I am saving a bunch of stuff that broke at the end of driving season for next year.

My top broke at the end of the top down season in Chicago. Haven't even looked to see what needs to be replaced yet, but I think it's minor. $100-200 range.

My driver door panel looks to have come loose. Probably another minor expense.

Need to replace center motor mount.

Got 15k rough miles on the brakes from being a daily driver for 4 months so I'll want to take a look at those.

Hopefully it's a cheap year so I can save up for stereo mods and rims and possibly some exterior paint mods.
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Old 12-19-2013, 08:12 AM   #6
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The year is not over. I still have time to order stuff.

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Old 12-19-2013, 08:15 AM   #7
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New top with glass rear window, yet to be installed ($450. My plastic window finally torn a bit in late Oct.)
I may need one of these too. Getting holes where the plastic window folds. Didn't know I could find them for $450 though. But I'm way too scared to attempt to replace my top on my own though. Every instruction I have seen makes it look like it is a real pain.
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Old 12-19-2013, 08:43 AM   #8
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* $319.00 - starter
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Total - $541.50.

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Old 12-19-2013, 09:20 AM   #9
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9,000$ cash for car.
450$ for new tires.
500$ for taxes.
500$ for used headlights, black bra, cup holder, wind deflector. all used.
4k miles worth of high rpm Premium gasoline
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Old 12-19-2013, 10:13 AM   #10
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I am trying not to dwell on it, besides 2013 is not over yet. Will let you know in a couple of weeks. Please don't tell my wife!
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Old 12-19-2013, 10:20 AM   #11
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$60 on changing the oil
$50 new plug tube orings (from the dealership, :sigh
$400 new rear tires because a homeless person slashed one of mine

$priceless: interior paint, bluetooth module for radio, put tablet in the dashboard, white gauge faces, short shifter, 42 gallons of meguiars/mothers/griots polish and wax
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I'm with Mikesz on this one. I'm affraid to look. During next week while on my holiday time off, I'm replacing my motor mount and all break pads (possibly rear rotors). My annual repair bill is still on the rise.

Oh yeah, and my headlight low-beam bulb just burnt out last night...

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Old 12-19-2013, 11:28 AM   #13
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$26.00 for Convertible Tension Cables
$75.00 to re-glue part of the top to the frame
$85.00 for oil change (although that one is coming up pretty soon.....)

Lord knows how much in gas!!!!!!!!!
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Old 12-19-2013, 12:00 PM   #14
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1 corner balance and alignment $400
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Old 12-19-2013, 12:28 PM   #16
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My wife would say this car costs me too much. It is a good thread because it makes me accountable for the so called luxuries. So here goes.

Off course paid too much in the first place for my 2001 Base box 2.5 years ago and it had 30k miles. Now has 40k miles. Will not disclose purchase price coz we pay more up here for P cars. Got $3k off the asking price.

All work except oil changes, filters done by my indy shop:

coolant flush and Porsche antifreeze $300
cv refurbishing $1000
spare used rims and blizzaks $400
new set of a/s tires $1200
install IMS Guardian $1000
idler arm pulley, accessory belt $1000
just ordered two new snow tires $600
oil filters, air filters etc about $150

Total $5650 yikes...

Still worth the price of admission.
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Old 12-19-2013, 12:29 PM   #17
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$678,389.32. Lyra

At least I hope that is the case
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Old 12-19-2013, 12:44 PM   #18
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I may need one of these too. Getting holes where the plastic window folds. Didn't know I could find them for $450 though. But I'm way too scared to attempt to replace my top on my own though. Every instruction I have seen makes it look like it is a real pain.
It may be a pain to replace the top but there are such great instructions that I think it is very doable. I replaced the top on my wifes 350Z last month...first time I'd tried that job. I took my time and followed instructions and never really got stuck. The top is nice and tight (thankfully) and doesn't leak!

You have a couple of choices (as I see it).
1. Cheapest is to replace the top yourself. Less than $400 for a plastic window and less than $500 should get you glass.

2. By a used to and frame from a member, yard or auction site. Install is a breeze....figure an hour or two (max) to remove your old top and frame and install your new one. Prices range from $300 to $600 for plastic and $700-$1500 for glass.

3. Have a pro do the work for you. ~1-1.2K for plastic and a few hundred more for glass.
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Old 12-19-2013, 12:57 PM   #19
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