What Car Manufacturers Don’t Want You To Know: The 5 Most & 5 Least Expensive Cars When It Comes To Repairs.
You always hear car manufacturers and dealerships tell you how safe, stylish or fast their cars are. They usually even show you the price towards the end of the commercials.
What they NEVER tell you is how expensive it is to maintain their vehicles once you own them.
Brace yourself, especially if you’ve purchased a new car recently!
The 5 cheapest cars to maintain by manufacturer, with the cheapest being #1.
Note: Dollar figures are based on a 10 year period.
#5 Cars made by Mitsubishi will cost you on average $7,400 over 10 years, not bad eh?
#4 The 4th cheapest is… Honda! At $7,200. Are you noticing a trend yet?
#3 Coming in third for cheapest cars to maintain is LEXUS at just $7,000. Not bad, considering the price tag. (Also, a new trend starts here, just wait till we get to #1).
#2 The second cheapest make to maintain is a name you may not be familiar with, Scion, at just $6,400 over 10 years. Scion was a spinoff of Toyota. In August of 2016 Toyota discontinued Scion.
#1 Coming in first place, and technically 3rd and 2nd place as well, is Toyota at just $5,500. Not bad, not bad at all.
Also, did you notice that all these car manufacturers are based in Asia?
These dollar amounts may not seem so cheap, but when you compare them to the 5 most expensive makes further down this page, you’ll change your mind real quick!
The 5 most expensive cars to maintain by manufacturer, with the most expensive being #1.
#5 Dun Dun Dunnnnnnnnn (Look that phrase up on youtube, then you will understand.)
Coming in at #5 is Audi, with a maintenance cost of $12,500 over 10 years. On the bright side, if you can afford to buy this car, you can probably afford the maintenance cost .
#4 Fourth in maintenance cost at just $12,500, but not in safety, is Volvo.
#3 Once considered the makers of cars for old people, is Cadillac at $12,500.
#2 The runner up for the most expensive make to maintain is Mercedes-Benz. They’re barely more expensive than the last 3 car manufacturers with a maintenance cost of $12,900.
#1 The most expensive kind of car to maintain, by far at a whopping $17,800 is BMW. Whew…
As you can see, cars made by companies based in Asia tend to far cheaper to maintain than those made by companies based in the USA or Europe.
No matter what kind of car you drive, the professional and honest mechanics at Apple Collision Center in West York PA can help you get back to enjoying the road again.
Note: Data is taken from a study done by YourMechanic.