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I have an '06 S and has 143k miles. I have had very little trouble with it and I love it. However, at 139k I replaced the coolant pipes (I know it was just a matter of time) $3800 (thank you Porsche stealer!!). At 142k I replaced brakes and rotors after only about 25k on the last set of brakes and rotors. Now I am told I have a rear main seal starting to leak. I only got a couple of spots on my driveway (about the size of a quarter), but I had it confirmed on 2 occasions that it was the RMS and although I could let it go, it was just a matter of time. My indy says it is about $1300 to do the work (he did admit it was less than $5 for the part), but a full day worth of labor. My question is: Given the miles what other big issue am I going to have and is it worth dumping the cash to keep it going?

The body is in great shape and I do need to invest in tires and the 160k service will come up. I know that is all wear and tear, but I am concerned about big ticket items I may have in my future. Dump it or keep it? What say you???

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Personally i would keep it......but i do all my own work. Coolant pipes, brakes, coils, plugs, oil changes, suspension work.....basically anything not internal to the motor should all be easily learned. The question is do you have the time or not. I am fortunate enough to build my own engines as well, so it has never crossed my mind that i should take my car to a dealership, or even buy from a dealership.

If you plan on just having someone else maintain the car then yes...i would sell it and buy a Honda. IMO, owning a Porsche/VW/AUDI is a hobby....if you just want something to get you from point A to point B, then a high mileage CS might not be the answer.

You put the name Porsche on something, the service rate basically doubles or triples. Companies and Dealerships love sucking the Porsche customer base dry of cash.

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