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January 11, 2019

Most and Least Expensive Car Brands to Maintain


From YourMechanic:


We looked at which major brands cost the most to maintain over the first 10 years of a car's life.

We grouped all years of all models by brand to compute their median cost by brand.

Imports from Germany such as BMW and Mercedes-Benz, along with Cadillac, are the most expensive.

A Toyota is about $10,000 less expensive over 10 years, just in terms of maintenance.

Toyota is by far the most economical manufacturer.

Scion and Lexus, the second and third most inexpensive brands, are both Toyota subsidiaries.

Most domestic brands, like Ford and Dodge, are in the middle of the pack.

While luxury cars call for the most expensive maintenance, many budget vehicles rank relatively high.

Kia, an entry-level brand, surprises with maintenance costs 1.3 times the median. In this case, sticker prices don't represent maintenance costs.

January 11, 2019 at 12:01 PM | Permalink


Surprised Land Rover and Mini aren't much higher...

Posted by: Fred | Jan 14, 2019 2:11:48 AM

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