Looking at buying an Evora, concerned about maintenance costs.
Looking at buying a 2011 Evora manual (driving it once made up my mind between Cayman S and the Evora). Been lurking for a week, searching for an idea what I'm in for. I have a fair handle on warranty work to ask about, but I'm still missing yearly maintenance costs. I searched extensively but other threads asking about it just end with comments referring the OP to their user manual. Being that I don't yet own the car, I do not have this, and I can't seem to find it online.
I'll be calling the local service department tomorrow to see what information they have, but I'm looking basic yearly operation costs.
Oil changes I can do myself, and I understand typical is 1 year or 9k miles, no problem here. What other things should I be looking for at such a service interval?
My concerns are with the high wear of the factory tires, fixable by replacing with a better wearing set I would assume.
Brake's seem to last around 10-15k miles and aren't too bad to do, but rotor replacement will probably be in the 20-25k range.
The high cost of clutch replacement is a MAJOR concern for me, so much that while I highly prefer the manual, i'm contemplating waiting to find an ISP to avoid the whole ordeal. I replaced the clutch on my 04 STi @ 60k miles and while AWD will cause more wear on the clutch than RWD, I do on DD'ing my Evora.
So if a full set of tires is $1000, brake pads are ~$400 replaced yearly, and rotors are $2000 replaced every other year. Looking at roughly $2400/year average in maintenance costs. (worst case scenario)
If I drive 10k/year over 6 years at 60k miles, and a clutch job costs $6k, that brings up an average cost up to $3400/year. Clutch should last longer than this, but again, worst case scenario.
This isn't even accounting for any of the other quirks that come with a hand built car and unforeseen issues.
While I can easily afford the car, I'm starting to think this isn't going to work due to the maintenance costs.
Last edited by BOFslime; 01-27-2013 at 01:53 PM.