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What are the typical maintenance costs for an Exotic

When you become an exotic car owner, the cost does not end with the purchase. Even different models within the same manufacturer can vary widely. Before taking the plunge into ownership the prudent exotic car buyer will evaluate all of the associated costs that come with their purchase. The good news is, most owners don’t hit the 5,000 mile per year mark, so most maintenance only needs to be performed once a year and some even twice a year. Of course some exotic car maintenance costs are a little higher, but some costs are lower and may surprise you.


Ferraris are notorious for being very expensive to maintain. As a general rule, older, more expensive models tend to incur the highest maintenance costs.

Oil Change

  • $500 – F430
  • $800 – F350 Modena
  • $1,100- F355

Other cost averages:

  • Belts – $4,000 every 15,000 miles
  • Brakes – $3,000
  • Clutch – $6,500 for the F-1
  • Spark Plugs – $3,000
  • Tires – $2,000 each
  • Transmission – 6 speed – $3,500


There are two segments that divide the Lamborghini line, the high end Murcielago and the somewhat tamer Gallardo. This does not mean that either is “cheap” to maintain, not be any means but the differences are worth noting.

Oil Change

  • $2,000 – Murcielago
  • $400 – Gallardo

Other cost averages:

  • Clutch (EGear)
    • $12,000 – Murcielago
    • $3,500 – Gallardo
  • Spark Plugs
    • $4,000
    • $2,000
  • Tires – $1,117 – $5,000 each
  • Transmission – $50,000

Rolls Royce

If you choose to own a Rolls Royce, you need to be prepared to shell out some serious cash for maintenance. Of the exotic luxury cars, the Rolls Royce Ghost is one of the costliest vehicles to maintain with an annual maintenance cost of around $3,900. Oh, and the umbrellas in the doors? They’ll cost you about $600 a pop if you want to replace them.

Oil Change

  • $1,000

Other cost averages:

  • Brakes – $5,000 – $30,000 (full brake job)
  • Clutch – $5,000
  • Tires – $6,500 each

Aston Martin

Aston Martins are some of the easiest of the exotics when it comes to maintenance. The fact that they are built off the Ford line makes the parts fairly accessible and the costs quite easy on the wallet – for an exotic.

Oil Change

  • $200 – Vantage
  • $800 – DB9

Other cost averages:

  • Brakes – $1,500
  • Clutch
    • $2,500 – Vantage
    • $5,000 – DB9
  • Tires – $400 each for Vantage
  • Transmission – $80,000 (Vantage)

When you are considering the purchase of an exotic car it is important to look beyond the initial price tag. However, when you are ready buy, Woodside Credit is here to see you through the process. Visit our site and complete a Quick Quote to get started.


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