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    Yearly Upkeep on Boxster for student

    I am a college student at a private school in Southern California. I make about $25,000 a year through web-design and internships in finance. I am thinking of buying a 1998-2000 Boxster with under 50k miles. What can I expect to pay in service costs in a year under normal circumstances? Thanks.

    Re: Yearly Upkeep on Boxster for student

    I might well be a tall order with student income. That said, my annual maintenance has looked like this: first year, did my own oil change, approx. $75; Second year brought it in for the 15K service and brake fluid change $675.00, did oil again $75.

    Third year, new tires Micelin Pilot AS approx $1300.00, I had a few random things done approx. $500.00.

    Fourth year, Rear seal went and brought a new engine. I paid nothing even though out of warranty. DId oil change again.

    I have approx. 27,000 miles on the car, a 2000 2.7.

    Other issues(which I have not had but which occur relatively often so plan for them) are sensors (e-brake/top, O2 and MAF) which cost money out of warranty and oil separators, same deal. I am told they are each approx $500.00 problems depending upon how long they are an issue. IE if you let it go to long it gets real expensive real fast.

    THe 30K inspection tends to be very expensive, price it out. I will defer because I have a brand new engine.

    Insurance has been reasonable, but I have two kids three cars etc. Definitely get a quote. When I was 21 and had a Camaro, I paid $3000 plus per year.

     
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