Myt332 From Australia, joined Sep 2003, 9114 posts, RR: 69
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2597 times:
Our 5 series BMW has done 50,000 miles in 18 months and is working perfectly fine off just a new set of front discs and pads, a bit of new oil and 6 new tyres thus far. Then again, we aren't the perfect example of how to look after a car. Still, diesels go forever right? Right!?
ANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2588 times:
I've got about 25K miles on the BAFDT. Haven't needed any heavy maintenance, but I know headlight bulbs (Sylvania Silver Star) are US$35 each. I know that the 150w Hallogens for the KC Daylighters, Sealed Beam are US$40 each. I know that an oil change with Chevron Delo 400 Synthetic (16 qts) and a Penzoil Filter is US$160. And the K&N Air Filter installed was US$98. And windshields - it's an Alaska thing - are US$495.
I haven't needed any maintenance on the engine. It's a Ford Superduty afterall . Realistically - I do not look forward to the time when that occurs.
Superfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40298 posts, RR: 74
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2582 times:
The previous owner dealt with all the high maintenance stuff if it ever had any at all
My car turns 30 years old in February and I've had it for almost four years.
No major repairs other than a radiator $120 and a water pump $79 and of course a few belts & hoses.
I have 169,000 miles on it and 30,000 of those miles I put on it.
PlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11939 posts, RR: 59
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2573 times:
Quoting Myt332 (Reply 1): Still, diesels go forever right? Right!?
My Aunt had a diesel Ford Focus which was on about 250,000 miles and going fine beore a lorry drove into the back of it.
Our Ford Fiesta Zetec is on about 60k, *touch wood* nothing has gone wrong; engine still works like a dream! I think its on the 3rd, possibly 4th set of tyres by now (they need doing certainly), but that's the fault of Westcountry roads, and it's also on the third exhaust, but again that's a combination of the salt on the roads and the salt in the air down here. Overall, probably spend £500 or so a year on maintaining her.
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RichPhitzwell From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2557 times:
Ok, I should clarify then... The stuff I mentioned above are straight from the owners manual. at 30k do x, y, and z. Its not major but cost of these items depends on the size and type of car. I know in certain BMW's a special motor oil is needed that you cant find in a Kragen. Its some off the wall weight.
Anyways, I was curious enough to look at baseline tires for a Yaris, they are like $40. Im sure brakes are cheap as well.
My major maintenance is every 30k and I guess that will probably average out to 1.2k every 1.5 years. What does your car cost every major "annual" maintenance.
Futurecaptain From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2551 times:
$30 every 3-4000 miles to change the oil and the car keeps goin. God I love Honda's. 91000 miles and other than oil changes I've probably spent $200 on repairs in the last 2 1/2 years.
I could use new tires before it snows and have the timing belt looked at next year. Other than that it doesnt leak a drop of any fluids, still takes my heavy foot like a champ, 30+ mpg, not bad for a 7 year old car.