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Asked by Mar 10, 2008 at 04:01 PM about the 1998 Porsche Boxster Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

any big cost down the road for maintanance? timing belt, water pump anything along those lines that go bad at a certain mileage? expensive up keep?

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All Porsche maintance is expensive, at the very least above indusrty avg. Go to car-survey.com and see what other Boxster owners say. best of luck

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The Boxster in general is not requiring high maintenance, however, maintenance is expensive, as with any other german car. The best option is to always make sure that you buy a maintenance plan from Porsche if you buy a Boxter that is already out of its plan, or the alternative, buy a car that is still in its 5yr/100000km plan cycle. I had no problems with my 2001 model whasoever, after travelling 20,000km.

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To answer your question, there is a timing chain so no expense there. As for others, our water pump went out at about 85K miles and I replaced it myself for about $120. The regular maintenance is expensive, but with 15K mile oil changes it averages out to around the same cost as any other car that uses Mobil 1 oil. If you can DIY a lot of work, it's a great, easy car to work on. The only "common problem" issues I've dealt with are the coolant tank cracking and the oil separator going bad. Total cost for both as a DIY was around $500. Not bad for a car with over 100K miles now. :) I'm about to do the clutch too for $500 DIY.

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