True cost of maintaining a sports car? GTR, Z, Merc SLK

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Hi all

I have been a fan of these sports cars for years and am in the position to buy such cars now. What is the true cost of own and maintain top end sports cars in Malaysia? Anyone here maintained a GTR or Z or even an SLK? Do share yr experiences....


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if u can afford a sports car, maintaining it should be no problem for u.....
 
I do not have the purchasing authority to own a sports car yet, but my opinion:

1) how much would you like to spend on PURCHASING the car
2) how much would you spend per year to MAINTAIN the car

Then only select the range that fits
 
Hi DanzEterna
Thank you for that reply. Man, if I had 2 cents for every time I read that reply! :biggrin:
Truth is, being able to pay for the monthly loan and fuel consumption is one thing, but knowing the true cost to maintain it is another. For example a 08 GTR is going for RM340k and a Audi R8 4.2 V8 Quattro -07 is going for rm380k. The price difference is just rm40k, but I am sure if we compare parts and service, we should be looking at something very different. I like to make educated purchases so maybe you can share with me some of your experiences in dealing with sports cars? Thx a lot!
 
if u can afford a sports car, maintaining it should be no problem for u.....

Couldnt agree more...

True enough, if you are in the elite category of owning a sports car, then what you need to worry

is how fast it can go?

and how many seconds it takes to reach 100km/hr ?

Not the km/litre of course!:rofl::hmmmm:
 
maintenance for sports car is high...but how often u drive it out?1 year u mayb doin only 5-10k. u can't compare with a daily driven toyota camry with annual milleage with 30-40k.in 5 years time maintenance costing may be the same.btw sports car are made more durable compared to daily driven cars.
 
different people,different perception..u cannot assume that all people buying sport/supercar have the same level of thinking..
 
different people same perception la...purpose of buying a sport car is to break speed limit.
 
I don't own any sport car and not in any position to buy one. But just as far as i know about.

Fixed maintenance cost for GTR35 like you mentioned should be somewhere like:
Annual motor insurance insured RM340K (after 55% NCD): RM4,125
Road tax: RM5725???

Variable maintenance cost: tyres, fuel, service etc.

I should be safe to say RM20k per annum depending on how you drive and do with it.
 
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i also do dream bout owning a sports car,for example i always wanted an evo9. but unfortunately cannot afford yet, i definately dont care bout the fuel consumption, cos its a mivec turbo with all time 4WD, obviously will consume more petrol than a n/a car.

maintanance wise, definately again will be more expensive than an average 2.0L car, costs will be much higher as well as the workmanship. many aftermarket parts around even halfcut.

resale value : i dont care, gonna keep it for life.

the only problem i have now is not enought $$$:biggrin:

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Hi DanzEterna
Thank you for that reply. Man, if I had 2 cents for every time I read that reply! :biggrin:
Truth is, being able to pay for the monthly loan and fuel consumption is one thing, but knowing the true cost to maintain it is another. For example a 08 GTR is going for RM340k and a Audi R8 4.2 V8 Quattro -07 is going for rm380k. The price difference is just rm40k, but I am sure if we compare parts and service, we should be looking at something very different. I like to make educated purchases so maybe you can share with me some of your experiences in dealing with sports cars? Thx a lot!

if u want a monster go for R35, if u want style go for audi R8.

but if i had the money will definately go for GTR R35, i like godzilla :biggrin:
 
So from what I gather, the GTR will cost me 2.5k a month to maintain. How much does a full service cost? A new set of tires?

Is the 370z significantly cheaper?
 
Bro, I think it'll be better if you list down what cars you'd be interested in first, then only compare. The maintenance costs for the R35 vs say a Supra is very different. Lots of electronics in the R35 more mechanical in the Supra. But the Supra 2JZ is almost bulletproof.

Euro sports cars again are very different in costs. A friend of mine tells me his daily driven Audi TT is relatively cheap to maintain. Servicing comes roughly every 6 months and can cost up to 8k depending on whats done. But to him 8k per half a year is reasonable for the performance he gets. Bloody nice car to drive around too. Road tax is significantly cheaper than a R35 and he's not in the TT for racing, he's in it for Euro class. So to him it doesn't matter the R35 will beat the TT in everything it does.

And in the even cheaper category a RX7 FD. Brilliant looking car but rotary needs more pampering. Petrol consumption will be significantly higher than any sports car in the 'reasonable' range. Oil changes also more frequent but the maintenance will cost anything between 300 to 2000 depending on what needs to be done. Maintenance will be roughly every 3 months or less.

Personally - I feel the more electronics a car has, the higher the maintenance. Personally that's one of the reasons why I like the Supra so much.
 
Bro, I think it'll be better if you list down what cars you'd be interested in first, then only compare. The maintenance costs for the R35 vs say a Supra is very different. Lots of electronics in the R35 more mechanical in the Supra. But the Supra 2JZ is almost bulletproof.

Euro sports cars again are very different in costs. A friend of mine tells me his daily driven Audi TT is relatively cheap to maintain. Servicing comes roughly every 6 months and can cost up to 8k depending on whats done. But to him 8k per half a year is reasonable for the performance he gets. Bloody nice car to drive around too. Road tax is significantly cheaper than a R35 and he's not in the TT for racing, he's in it for Euro class. So to him it doesn't matter the R35 will beat the TT in everything it does.

And in the even cheaper category a RX7 FD. Brilliant looking car but rotary needs more pampering. Petrol consumption will be significantly higher than any sports car in the 'reasonable' range. Oil changes also more frequent but the maintenance will cost anything between 300 to 2000 depending on what needs to be done. Maintenance will be roughly every 3 months or less.

Personally - I feel the more electronics a car has, the higher the maintenance. Personally that's one of the reasons why I like the Supra so much.

Personally that's one of the reasons why I like the Supra so much :top: :biggrin:
 
Izso, fantastic reply!

Right now I am looking at the Peugeot RCZ, SLK and the TT. All European. The only Asian rides are the370z that comes to mind.
I know a lot of ppl have this "if you have to ask, you can't afford it" mentality but I believe cash is king. I can save a lot of money if I ask the right questions and make the right choices.
 
Izso, fantastic reply!

Right now I am looking at the Peugeot RCZ, SLK and the TT. All European. The only Asian rides are the370z that comes to mind.
I know a lot of ppl have this "if you have to ask, you can't afford it" mentality but I believe cash is king. I can save a lot of money if I ask the right questions and make the right choices.

370z aside, the three you mentioned the RCZ isn't really a sports car. You don't get the sports car performance, just the sports car feel. In fact FC for the RCZ is suprisingly good. about 11km/L for city driving. But you'll get Peugeot maintenance. Depending on your luck. Naza may or may not have spare parts and if not, you'll end up waiting weeks or months just to have your car serviced. Happened to a friends Pug 206. Naza is not well known for good aftersales service.

SLK is a Merc. Most Mercs are bulletproof and aftersales service is not bad. Can't really comment on maintenance as no one I know owns one.

I've already given you the TT figures. If you stick with stock 17" rims, then even tyres for that car is pretty "reasonable".

To some extent the "if you have to ask, you can't afford it" phrase does apply. But I think it was the way you asked the question that made it suspect. There's been 2 very famous "I wanna buy a sports car" forummers here who've been ridiculed by everyone here because of their ridiculous questions (later found out they were nothing more than 2 teenagers with big dreams and big mouths). I understand your point of view - you can afford a sports car but you're not going to be blatant about it and buy one that's the most cost effective. Yes?

But some might say (like me) that sports cars isn't about cost effectiveness. It's all about how it makes you feel. Between the three you've chosen I'd go for the TT hands down, mainly because I've sat in / drove all three before and I ended up choosing the TT for a friends wedding car because it was an awesome drive. Drove it for a week myself too. Could not bring myself to return the car...

And again - feel. If I have the chance to get a sports car today, it'd be the RX7 FD all over again. Or a Koenigsegg Aegera. But both are on different ends of the spectrum.
 
Izso, fantastic reply!

Right now I am looking at the Peugeot RCZ, SLK and the TT. All European. The only Asian rides are the370z that comes to mind.
I know a lot of ppl have this "if you have to ask, you can't afford it" mentality but I believe cash is king. I can save a lot of money if I ask the right questions and make the right choices.

If this 3, TT is better.
RCZ like Izso says is not really a sport's car, just sporty.
My friend's 308 turbo on Stage 1 already kong the tranny twice.
Pug's aftersales service really sucks. Haha.
So he detuned and was eyeing Megane.
Bulletproof car against your TT, Golf GTi.
Stage 3 APR still daily drive nicely.
Many cars to choose actually.
 
Don't get the brand new Audi TT, at that price you can get a good recond Audi TTS instead. That's what my cousin brother did.
He find that if I can get a better spec version TT, why waste on a brand new TT with lower performance than the TTS :biggrin:
 
Don't get the brand new Audi TT, at that price you can get a good recond Audi TTS instead. That's what my cousin brother did.
He find that if I can get a better spec version TT, why waste on a brand new TT with lower performance than the TTS :biggrin:

TTS is cun.

but u have to remember brader..if u buy recond one,there will be no warranty..rosak here and there u have to bare it urself..rosak same as proton parts still ok..but here u talk about audi..better buy new one..n the rate of labour charge will be triple if u send recond car for service at SC..
 

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