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      01-27-2013, 01:50 AM   #1
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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?

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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!
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I would keep $2-$3K aside for emergency because it's pretty easy to spend $1K for small repairs..
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      01-27-2013, 08:58 AM   #3
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$200 a month.
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I've spent about 5000+ in the two years I've had my car. I'm a student too and thank god I worked alot and had money saved up for repairs
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For that little mileage, I say yes. I put a provision of 150$/mo for 15000miles/yr. So far after 20 months, my out of warranty/out of included maintenance actual average is 130$.
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For that little mileage, I say yes. I put a provision of 150$/mo for 15000miles/yr. So far after 20 months, my out of warranty/out of included maintenance actual average is 130$.
Thanks everyone, I'll keep the job until tax season is over.
I should have $2500-3000 set aside for my car

edit: nvm, I see that you drive a 323i
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$200/ mo asside from any payment you have if you don't do any of your own work. Basics are easy on these rides, oil changes brakes ect. The neat thing is that brakes almost never need to be changed compared to every other car I ever owned. The gm and japanese shit boxes I used to drive uses up pads every 25k, a bmw can go 80 if not tracked. And oil changes every 7500 (give of take depending on who you ask). A clutch should last 100k miles plus unless you can't drive a stick real well.

Your 335i is a little more to keep up with things like carbon build up, turbos and the like to keep an eye on. Water pump is a bitch too, pricey part and labor.

And I assume you are in your late teens/ early 20s.. At that age I wouldn't have been able to keep rear tires on a 335i. I had a pretty bitchin ride at that age and I had the same problem
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set aside 50 bucks a week =D I am a student as well so in order to save I have to roll up my sleeves and DIY basic everything on the DIY list.
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$200/ mo asside from any payment you have if you don't do any of your own work. Basics are easy on these rides, oil changes brakes ect. The neat thing is that brakes almost never need to be changed compared to every other car I ever owned. The gm and japanese shit boxes I used to drive uses up pads every 25k, a bmw can go 80 if not tracked. And oil changes every 7500 (give of take depending on who you ask). A clutch should last 100k miles plus unless you can't drive a stick real well.

Your 335i is a little more to keep up with things like carbon build up, turbos and the like to keep an eye on. Water pump is a bitch too, pricey part and labor.

And I assume you are in your late teens/ early 20s.. At that age I wouldn't have been able to keep rear tires on a 335i. I had a pretty bitchin ride at that age and I had the same problem
Japanese shitboxes?

My 07' Infiniti g35 sedan was 2nd best car I've owned between, 2 bmws, dodge, Honda, Nissan. Would you rather replace brakes or a HPFP & Wastegates

Be more specific when you reference a countries car...
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Japanese shitboxes?

My 07' Infiniti g35 sedan was 2nd best car I've owned between, 2 bmws, dodge, Honda, Nissan. Would you rather replace brakes or a HPFP & Wastegates

Be more specific when you reference a countries car...
It's a Fanboi thing....
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Japanese shitboxes?

My 07' Infiniti g35 sedan was 2nd best car I've owned between, 2 bmws, dodge, Honda, Nissan. Would you rather replace brakes or a HPFP & Wastegates

Be more specific when you reference a countries car...
He's probably talking about civics and corollas... civics and corollas with drum brakes
There is no denying an economy car (japenese or other) will cost less to maintain, even if oil changes are more frequent than 15,000 miles and the fluids aren't lifetime
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