Tuesday 24 June 2014

Porsche 911 Annual Running Costs - How Much Does it Cost to Own a Porsche 996?

Having now sold my 2001 Porsche 911/996 model Carrera 2 it seems an appropriate time to calculate the cost of ownership of a Porsche 911 based on my experiences over that time.

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
How Much Does it Cost to Own a Porsche 996
The total costs for service and maintenance items came to £878 which includes 2 oil change services plus brake fluid service. According to the strict definition on mileage one of these was not necessary but I think one reason why so many 996 engines fail is due to delayed oil change in low mileage cars so skipping services is a false economy.

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:


Petrol Costs
 Maintenance and repairs  £878
 Insurance  £370
 Car Tax/Road Fund Licence  £285
 Total Costs for Running Porsche 996  £2547
 (10 months use, 12 months tax,
12 months insurance

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