[200q20v] cost per mile?
jra914 at excite.com
Sat Jan 20 06:10:02 EST 2001
I sgree. Some clarifications on the items - timing belt/water pump service,
power steering pump, radiator, heater core, blower motor, struts(twice on
the front but that's another story), tie rod ends, allignments(4 times!),
nearly every hose under the hood. I source parts myself when its not an
emergency, do my own routine stuff - plugs, oil changes, summer/winter tire
Given that I'm driving the car about 3,500 miles a month there's just no way
I can manage to find the time to do much more than that myself anymore. It
also speaks volumes for Audi that I'm willing to continue driving a car with
that kind of mileage on it almost a thousand miles a week and not be
concerned about breakdowns along the way.
On Fri, 19 Jan 2001 22:48:22 -0500, pjrose at frontiernet.net wrote:
> My therapist has recommended I not do that calculation.
> But seriously, considering (1) it's a 10 yr-old/150,000 mile
> car, (2) that it's an Audi, and (3) that you're paying
> someone else on parts and labor, I think it's not an
> excessive cost at all. I assume it includes a timing belt service.
> For myself: I tallied up parts (all purchased at discount)
> and labor--all labor was my own except for a couple of items
> whose labor amounted to about $450. My grand total was about
> $1900 for 33 months and 24,000 miles driving (98K-->122K).
> That's about $0.08/mile, but I just as easily _might_ have
> driven 35K miles in that period and the needed repairs would
> have been little different, I think. In that case the repair
> costs would average down to under $0.06/ mile. But with the
> higher mileage I would have to also need to add in a TBelt
> Anyway, I conclude you did quite well considering you paid
> for labor. If I had not done my own work, there'd easily be
> another 10-15 hrs of technician labor to pay ($500-$700?).
> That would bring me to very nearly 10 cents per mile for my
> actual mileage. I'd hate to think what the total would be if
> I paid dealer prices on _any_ of the parts.
> james austin wrote:
> > I'm going over my repair records for the last 60,000 miles and finding
> > my cost/mile of repairs only is running almost exactly at 10
> > I'm not including depreciation/gas/or add ons(euro lights, etc). While
> > seems high based on the other 53 or 54 cars I've owned, I bought the
> > when it had 120,000 miles on it(it's now got close to 180,000) and due
> > schedule over the last year or so I've had to have most of it done
> > than doing it myself.
> > What are other folks seeing for repair costs/mile?
> > Jim Austin
> > 91 200 tq
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