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Have anyone thought about the maintance cost on the Macan. Oil changes? Brakes? Tires? Headlight bulbs? General repairs? How much does this all cost in the long run? Also are porches generally easy to repair and maintain yourself?

I come from BMW and was able to figure most repairs from Internet forums. I think maintainace was costing me $400 a year on average.
 

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Have anyone thought about the maintance cost on the Macan. Oil changes? Brakes? Tires? Headlight bulbs? General repairs? How much does this all cost in the long run? Also are porches generally easy to repair and maintain yourself?

I come from BMW and was able to figure most repairs from Internet forums. I think maintainace was costing me $400 a year on average.
Unless you want to be flamed, you might want to spell Porsche correctly.

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Have anyone thought about the maintance cost on the Macan. Oil changes? Brakes? Tires? Headlight bulbs? General repairs? How much does this all cost in the long run? Also are porches generally easy to repair and maintain yourself?

I come from BMW and was able to figure most repairs from Internet forums. I think maintainace was costing me $400 a year on average.
Jokes aside :) for 4 years expect around 3-4k for reg maint stuff (brakes, oil, checkups, etc.). Oil change is anywhere from 250-400 a pop at porche stealership. Tires cant be rotated (staggered setup) so will need to be replaced often, especially the rears. Expect around 300-400 per OE approved nspec tire x 2 for both rear tires depending on 19"~21" every 15k miles or so.
 

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Jokes aside :) for 4 years expect around 3-4k for reg maint stuff (brakes, oil, checkups, etc.). Oil change is anywhere from 250-400 a pop at porche stealership. Tires cant be rotated (staggered setup) so will need to be replaced often, especially the rears. Expect around 300-400 per OE approved nspec tire x 2 for both rear tires depending on 19"~21" every 15k miles or so.
That's what I found to be the case for my Cayman S- prices for the oil & tires are a good estimate. Rear tires on these cars don't last long. The most I got was 18K and I did a lot of highway driving.

If you don't know Porsche they have their own spec tires (N-spec tires) so no doubt the prices are higher. You can shop around if you're lucky enough to be near a few Porsche dealerships. I found there was quite a difference for standard services. Just don't bring it into your local cheap oil change place. Google Porsche oil change overfilling for example. I'm risk adverse with a $70K car so have the dealership do all the maintenance. When I was driving a VW I did most of my own work but not much downside to that.

A final note- Porsche now offers a maintenance plan so you could price it out as well. Buy that an you know exactly how much it will cost you if you're trying to budget it. I have until December to decide if that maintenance plan is worth the cost.
 

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about the same price at a reputable Porsche specialist at least where I live.
Not here. Oil change at dealership for buddies Boxster S $225, independent did it for $125. Depends on your comfort level, you can read plenty about impact or not on warranty (generally no impact unless they do something that ultimately causes something bigger), reputable independent should be fine.
 

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Quality oil (as rec by Porsche (Mobil 1 ESP))- is about $7-8/qt. Some of these engines take up to 7 qts. So figure $50-$60 for the oil, the another $30 for a genuine Porsche oil filter element. So, you're about $90 all in for parts to do the oil change. If you enjoy doing it - there's no reason you can't save on basic service items. Keep good records, receipts, etc.

Diagnostics is better left to the dealer or specialist who have the right equipment.

I have always done my own changes on my GTI. I bought the best oil VW recommends (Motul) and OEM filters from an aftermarket supply. I'd buy 4 gallons and 4 filters at a time and have them shipped to me. It's a simple 10 minute job (30 if I include lubing various items, tire pressures, inspections, etc.). I enjoy doing it.
 

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Have anyone thought about the maintance cost on the Macan. Oil changes? Brakes? Tires? Headlight bulbs? General repairs? How much does this all cost in the long run? Also are porches generally easy to repair and maintain yourself?

I come from BMW and was able to figure most repairs from Internet forums. I think maintainace was costing me $400 a year on average.
On my BMW's all I ever paid for was tires at 30K miles or so.

I'll compare the Macan with my previous Cayenne to give an estimate . Tires were the largest expense on the Cayenne . They were replaced three times in 35K miles and were $550 plus alignment and tax. Oil changes were cheap enough to not even recall the price . When it came time for brakes I was about to trade in the car and it also needed 4 tires so I took it to a local tire shop and it came out to 2300 . I opted for the OEM pirelli as they were cheaper and only did front pads as suggested by the tire shop. So for two years , 35K miles , and 3 sets of tires, brakes and oil it cost about 4K a year but keep in mind that the car was driven high mileage for the timeline.
 

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Where's the independent your buddy goes to?

Would you go to an independent for oil changes during warranty period?

Not here. Oil change at dealership for buddies Boxster S $225, independent did it for $125. Depends on your comfort level, you can read plenty about impact or not on warranty (generally no impact unless they do something that ultimately causes something bigger), reputable independent should be fine.
 

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991's also need their rear bumper removed for an oil change, if I'm not mistaken. Macan's should cost a lot less, you'd think.
 

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Would going 19" be much cheaper the 20" in terms of replacing tires?

In regards to oil, so $90 DIY?

Are brakes DIY?

I'm a hands on guy so I like to fix myself if possible. I owned 2 100k+ BMW and only had the shop fix it once because I was busy to replace some vacuum tube that would take 4 hrs labor.
 

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Some of these engines take up to 7 qts. .
Oil change for Macan is way cheaper than Porsche boxter cayman or 911.. because their engines are at the back of the car(means you need a lot of oil). Macan is front engine so.. cost only 1/3.
Huh? Does anyone actually read their manual?

And the front engined Macan only contains 1/3 the oil of the rear engined cars?

Seriously?

I suggest you read your manuals rather than I just tell you the answers. Hint: You are wrong. ;)
 

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Huh? Does anyone actually read their manual?

And the front engined Macan only contains 1/3 the oil of the rear engined cars?

Seriously?

I suggest you read your manuals rather than I just tell you the answers. Hint: You are wrong. ;)
Ok, I was generalizing...8.45 qts for the S or Turbo.
 

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Huh? Does anyone actually read their manual?

And the front engined Macan only contains 1/3 the oil of the rear engined cars?

Seriously?

I suggest you read your manuals rather than I just tell you the answers. Hint: You are wrong. ;)
I never mentioned macan has 1/3 of oil of rear engined car

if shop charges you $100 for your Macan, they will charge you around $300 for

rear engined car
 
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