Date: Sat, 15 Jul 2006 13:16:38 +0100
From: "DervMan" <>
Subject: Re: Maintenance Cost Per Mile

<> wrote in message news:5a6bb2dc2eoshd5mtttdptqq0d281pkf2inospamcom... > Anyone ever break down your cost to maintain by the mile? > > I just did this for my 97 900S with 220,000 miles and I came up with > 4.95 US cents per mile. Call that three pence a mile, which is certainly not excessive. > If you do the math you will see that I spent nearly $11,000 USD on > maintenance. This includes parts, labor, oil changes, etc. All repair > and maintenance. Seems kind of high to me considering that I paid 24K > for the car brand new. Hmm. Not really. If the car is now worth say $4,000 you've "paid" (lost) $24,000 on it, twice the service costs. > I noticed a trend where the car seems to need about $1000 of service > every 30,000 miles (approximately). What are your other costs? Fuel? Depreciation? Finance, if applicable? Road duty / plates / tags? These should put the service costs into perspective. -- The DervMan

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