Miles driven in 2003 = 25,128
Routine Maintenance & Repairs $2431.07
Fuel Cost ( 84 Fill ups ) = $1740.22
Total = $4171.29
Fuel Cost since vehicle was new,
Feb 4,1991 to Dec 31, 2003 = $16,512.85
=======( who wonders what parts he'll be buying in 2004 ? )
1991 Bonneville LE 3800V6
| "Paradox" wrote
| > Well it is a 13 year old car, to each his own I guess...
| And mine is an 18 year old car. Of course, I have
| no doubt that Harry wouldn't want to be seen
| dead in my car anyway. Heh heh....
You sound like my mother in law. For probably the last 10 years that's about
all she spent on her 1988 Dodge Aries K-car (the $20-$30 a year like you).
This year she needed a lot of stuff done...$800 dollars worth! But she only
has about 100,000 miles on it...not 275,000 miles! How many miles on your K
car and what has your _average_ cost been over the past 5 years?
| "Harry Face" wrote
| > Routine Maintenance & Repairs $2431.07
| I don't know how you guys can afford these
| kind of costs (I'm assuming that is in one year?)!
| Ian (who spent 24.00 dollars in routine
| maintenance and repairs on my k-car in 2003)
$24.00 for the whole year!? Only one oil change last year...heh? Must not
drive much then.
| "James C. Reeves" wrote
| > $24.00 for the whole year!? Only one oil change last year...heh? Must
| > drive much then.
| Right...I work in a GM dealership...you don't
| really think it costs me any money other then
| filters for oil changes do you?
I have no idea, actually. :-)
$2431.07 is a lot of money for maintenance and repairs. Besides oil
changes, what has your bonneville required that would amount to that much
money? Don't you think you need a new car if you are spending that much
money on maintenance?
see the thread in the pontiac group, he answered that Q.
It was more "repair" than "maintenance"
GW - Conservational Ergonomist - note incorrect email address
Vince Markarian wrote:
Miles in 2003 (across an 86 GMC S15 Jimmy and 2001 Trans Am)
12,000 (about 6000 miles each.)
Maintenace & Repairs:
Jimmy: $450 (balljoints, shocks, etc.)
Trans Am: $300 (not including the nitrous kit.)
(oil changes, spark plugs.)
(my labour is free.)
$1400 ($700 each)
Jimmy: 266,000 km (165,000 miles) - 30,000 km by me.
Trans Am: 37,000 km - all by me.
Hmmm..I think 2003 was the first year I finally did some high dollar
maintenance on my '84 T/A. Spent around $200 for a new rear brake
caliper, pads, and front rotors. From 1998-2002 I put around $100 in
maintenance. All I ever have to do is change the oil. I can't complain
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