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Porsche 997 Cost Of Ownership

By   November 6, 2018

Porsche 997 Maintenance

Porsche 997 Maintenance

Prices of the 997 generation of the Porsche 911 are becoming very affordable on the used market. You can currently find well maintained examples with reasonable mileage for under $40,000.

Of course with a high-end sports car maintenance costs can quickly add up. The good news is that when compared to used Italian sports cars, the German engineering of the 911 costs much less to keep on the road.

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How Much Does 5 Years Of Maintenance Cost On An Affordable Porsche Boxster

By   October 24, 2018

Porsche Boxster

Porsche Boxster

The 986 generation of the Porsche Boxster is currently the best value in the sports car market. You can currently find early examples in running condition for as low as $5,000, however between $6,000 and $10,000 will purchase a better maintained low mileage vehicle.

With such a low price of entry the question turns to how much does it cost to keep one on the road?

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Do You Do Your Own Car Maintenance Or Pay A Mechanic – Your Daily Answers

By   September 9, 2016

Porsche Boxster Oil Change

Porsche Boxster Oil Change

Yesterday we asked you If you do your own maintenance on your car or if you have a mechanic do the work for you? Below are the comments that we found most interesting.

Each day we ask you a performance and/or luxury car question. After you submit your answers in the comments we post those that we think stood out most. Keep reading to see what you said to yesterday’s question.

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Ferrari Running Costs

By   April 17, 2016

Ferrari 350

Ferrari 360 Maintenance Costs

Some older Ferraris, like the 360, have become very affordable. In our research we found prices ranging from about $45,000 – $130,000 depending on the year, mileage and condition. At $45,000 you’re likely looking at a rough example. However, move up to the $60,000 – $80,000 range and your choices are much better maintained machines.

Many people will see these numbers and think, hey I can buy a used Ferrari instead of a new Corvette. But can you actually afford to keep a prancing horse on the road? Just what is the real cost of ownership of a “cheap” Ferrari?

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Porsche 944 Service Costs – Car Q and A

By   November 23, 2015

Porsche 944 Turbo

How Much does it Cost to Maintain a Porsche 944?

I’m thinking of buying a Porsche 944 because they are cheap, but how much do they cost to maintain?

The Porsche 944 is a real value in the used car market. You can find decent cars for just $2,500 and if you go up to about $5,000 you will find some that are near show quality. Up your budget to $10,000 and the higher performing 944 Turbo and S2 are within reach.

That standard 944 may not be the fastest car in a straight line, although it is quick enough to stay up with modern traffic. With just 155 horsepower (a bit more for some of the later years) it won’t win many drag races, but thanks to its near perfect 50/50 weight distribution you can carve a canyon road like nobody’s business. That is what the car is all about.

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