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Old 03-13-2018, 12:44 AM
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Had the car only 15 months and put on 8,000 miles and only 2 repairs: trunk hood latch and rear window regulator. I did the work myself, but itís only cost me $750 so far including those repair and 2 oil/filter changes.
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Awww......I'm sorry. Don't worry, it'll cost you more soon I'm sure. Just hang in there.
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Congrats! I have had my car 10 months and 7,000 miles. First oil change was free from the dealer the second cost me I believe $90 to do myself. Other than that I had to clear an airbag light that never came back and my window regular got noisy switched it out for $55. This car is bleeding me dry has cost me $145 so far.

Maybe we can get other people posting their low cost maintenance stories here too.

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Originally Posted by David993S View Post
Awww......I'm sorry. Don't worry, it'll cost you more soon I'm sure. Just hang in there.
Thanks. I know a lot of others have those experiences too, so Iíll be patient and hope for the best. Itís still early in the process. Iím surprised that rubber hoses and other 18-yr-Old parts havenít started failing yet, but Iím sure more stuff will come soon enough. This is why I donít believe in doing too much proactive repairs.
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Like I tell people, you can get a Toyota Corolla or a used 911. Which one would you prefer? The Corolla will be dated in 5 years and dead in 10. The 911 (if maintained) will be going strong after your 10 years of ownership. I drove my '82 911 to 295K miles, the 968 is over 200K and going strong.
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I discovered a left headlamp bulb was out. I had to order one for $4.85. I ended up getting 2 and shipping was more than 1 bulb. Still, Iím looking at $18.65 to replace both.

Sometimes itís nice to have something thatís low-tech
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LOL! Says the guy whose name is "Murphy's Law"
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Yeah, Iím just asking for trouble - NOT smart!
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Originally Posted by 911Syncro View Post
Like I tell people, you can get a Toyota Corolla or a used 911. Which one would you prefer? The Corolla will be dated in 5 years and dead in 10. The 911 (if maintained) will be going strong after your 10 years of ownership. I drove my '82 911 to 295K miles, the 968 is over 200K and going strong.
A Toyota Corolla will live a lot more than 10 years if taken care of...
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Originally Posted by RngTrtl View Post
A Toyota Corolla will live a lot more than 10 years if taken care of...

Proof point: https://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/d...aff=share_text

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Originally Posted by RngTrtl View Post
A Toyota Corolla will live a lot more than 10 years if taken care of...
True for any car, but who would do that for a Corolla after they fall in price to $1,500 or $2,000. And then they die.
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Originally Posted by 911Syncro View Post
Like I tell people, you can get a Toyota Corolla or a used 911. Which one would you prefer? The Corolla will be dated in 5 years and dead in 10. The 911 (if maintained) will be going strong after your 10 years of ownership. I drove my '82 911 to 295K miles, the 968 is over 200K and going strong.
There is a C5 corvette with over 700k on the odo. Any car will make 200k now, if taken care of.

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Meh, who wants to ride around in a Corolla?

fuel mileage? -don't care
reliability? -don't care
maintenance cost? -don't care
resale/investment value -don't care
what the neighbors think? -don't care
the 3 hours I spent in a Porsche 911 Sunday afternoon - priceless, and the only measure I need
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