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      01-27-2013, 02:50 AM   #1
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2008 BMW 335i  [5.00]
How much money should I set aside each year?

My 2008 335i (49,000 on odo) will be out of warranty in 1 year and 2 months.
I'm currently a student, and I work part time two or three days a week at an accounting office. I have a heavy course load, and working between classes and studying is "difficult". When I have enough saved up, i'll take a break.
How much money should I set aside for maintenance/repairs? Is it safe to assume that $1000 is enough every 8k miles/year?

Thanks

Edit: Tires, gas, and insurance will be footed by my wonderful parents. Assume I do oil changes, air filter replacements, brakes, and spark plugs myself over the weekend. And I've already replaced the car's battery.
Pretty much just looking at potential repairs costs!

Last edited by Verbatim; 01-27-2013 at 02:55 AM.