This is a summary of the ownership costs on the GS as I’m coming up to 1 year, and a little under 10,000km’s covered. Prices are in CDN$.
|Description||Parts Cost||Labour Cost||Notes|
|Coolant Replacement||$78.00||$0.00||BMW Blue|
|Brake fluid flush/fill||$89.76||$140.00||Motul RBF600|
|Gearbox Oil + Filter||$184.97||$0.00||Redline 75W90NS|
|Engine Oil + Filter||$92.38||$0.00||OE Filter/Euro Plat 5W40|
|MAF Sensor Replacement||$164.00||$0.00|
|Power Steering Fluid||$8.00||$0.00||Suck/replace 1L. Valvoline|
|Radiator Replacement||$842.05||$465.00||Labour to cover AC recovery/refill. Could have saved a bunch if I just did this before tearing the car apart (e.g. no need for mobile mechanic). Includes new thermostat+coolant as well.|
|P4S Tires||$1800.66||$0.00||Front tires were cracking/aged out (+7 years)|
|LR Wheel Bearing||$732.89||$423.50|
Total Parts: $4052.71
Total Labour: $1028.50
I saved quite a bit along the way doing much of the labour myself. The labour for the AC work on the radiator replacement probably could have been done for less than half the cost if I had planned better upfront.
Of that total, $2627.44 of that was actual repairs, with the remaining $2453.77 what I would consider maintenance/wear&tear. Ignoring tires, general maintenance worked out to be about $653.11.
Aside from Fuel, the other major expense was insurance. I pay approx $1250/yr on this car.