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Old 03-22-2014, 09:53 AM   #1
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You guys were way off!

Before I bought my boxster I did a lot of reading on this forum. It was clear that a general rule of thumb was to have an estimated 2,000 dollars available per year for general upkeep and repairs and maybe some small unexpected things. I was just adding my last service receipt to a folder I keep them all in and decided to do a yearly total for parts and labor in 2013. Yearly total? 2000.99. Can someone loan me a buck? Just want to say thanks to all the active members here for great info and advice to help make my first Porsche experience a great one so far. Cheers!

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Damn I was for 2300$ or something...
This is a bankrupt !
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Old 03-22-2014, 10:29 AM   #3
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I was $1718.94 for year 1 so we are almost back on budget
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Year 1 was $2800 for me. However I expect year 2 to be quite a bit lower *fingers crossed*
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I never total up my bills. It's just better to not know.
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Old 03-22-2014, 05:32 PM   #6
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I changed the oil and replaced the serpentine belt and air filter my first year ... $200?
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I changed the oil and replaced the serpentine belt and air filter my first year ... $200?
We are going for average costs here... The next two years will be a little bit more for you.
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Annual expenses

I think those that reply should differentiate between cost of maintenance, cost of repairs and whether or not the expense is incurred by a shop or by owner. One will pay a lot more if the work is done by others. Also, how much of the expense is involved in "upgrades" and changes to the basic car that are otherwise unnecessary.
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Old 03-22-2014, 07:33 PM   #9
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I made no performance or aesthetic upgrades. My receipts were for maintainance and neccessary repairs only. But jäger makes a good point that I missed and that's a 2,000 average over ownership most likely, I imagine this year will cost me less that last year.
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Yes, the longer you have owned it (and done the upkeep), the better the maintenance as years passes.

Then you get to spend the $2k/year on mods instead ; )
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Years 1-9 (60k m): barely $200.

Years 10-13 (30k m): $4k per year
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We are going for average costs here... The next two years will be a little bit more for you.
No, I believe the OP quoted his expenses for 2013. I have no doubt that this wasn't necessarily an average year !
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I've had my '98 for almost six years now. Even with paying my indy for oil changes, my annual maintenance has been an average of $732.
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Year 1: Two rear tires, clutch, aluminum flywheel, Imsb and rear main seal-- $5500. Year 2: $5-600-- AOS, etc. Year 3: Approx. $8000 ( with all work done myself)-- Row 030 suspension, rotors, pads, stainless brake lines, wheel bearings, two front tires, 997 SS, fuel pump, caliper and wheel repaint.
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I spent about $1300 per year on repair and maintenance for about 5yrs now:

-radiator fan
-water pump & thermostat
-tranny filter and fluid
-two sets of tires
-one set of wheels
-spark plugs
-window regulators
-motor oil change
-AOS

There's probably other stuff, too.
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No, I believe the OP quoted his expenses for 2013. I have no doubt that this wasn't necessarily an average year !
When you get to 260,000 miles on your Boxster let's compare notes.
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When you get to 260,000 miles on your Boxster let's compare notes.
At 5,000 miles/year (my average so far), that'll be in 33 years ! Not sure I'll still be driving a Boxster when I'm 97 !

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Before I bought my boxster I did a lot of reading on this forum. It was clear that a general rule of thumb was to have an estimated 2,000 dollars available per year for general upkeep and repairs and maybe some small unexpected things. I was just adding my last service receipt to a folder I keep them all in and decided to do a yearly total for parts and labor in 2013. Yearly total? 2000.99. Can someone loan me a buck? Just want to say thanks to all the active members here for great info and advice to help make my first Porsche experience a great one so far. Cheers!
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Oh! I forgot about that-is that still 10%?
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This is interesting...I purchased my '02 Box S in late 2005 with 7600 miles showing. Granted, I only drive it 2500 - 3000 miles a year, but my expense is mainly oil/filters and tires (they get old before they wear out). The most expensive repair to date was replacing the voltage regulator (DIY) which cost me maybe $60. Mods are a different story, as I've spent a fair amount on those, but that's a personal choice. Quality oil and high revs keep the IMSB demons away. I even take it out on the track for demo runs with students...good for it.

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