There are several caveats to these calculations. Firstly my car was 12 years old so depreciation was not such of an issue compared to a newer Porsche. The costs of maintenance may well have been higher for an older car but I was exceptionally impressed by the level of reliability of the car over the time I had it. Lastly some of the costs may work out higher due to the ownership period, over a longer time some of the service costs would have been lowered by averaging out over more months.
|How Much Does it Cost to Own a Porsche 996|
The biggest costs were the 2 services at £240 and £335 so the total of other items over during my ownership was only £302. Not bad for a 12 year old supercar that is seen as having very high maintenance costs.
Even insurance wasn't high, the total for fully comprehensive cover was only £370 for two drivers in their 40s.
I consider the costs to be very reasonable compared to other vehicles. Certain items may be cheaper but things such as insurance and car tax will be very similar and fuel is needed for any car.
How Much Does it Cost to Run a Porsche 996?The total for the time I owned the car was as follows:
|Maintenance and repairs||£878|
|Car Tax/Road Fund Licence||£285|
|Total Costs for Running Porsche 996||£2547|
| (10 months use, 12 months tax,
12 months insurance