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Cheapest Cars to Maintain

June 16, 2016

This week, YourMechanic released a study determining the most and least expensive vehicles to maintain - based on their huge dataset of vehicles they have serviced and repaired.

This is an interesting study because it's based on actual maintenance and repairs performed, not just owner-reported issues. I'm a big proponent of getting feedback from mechanics before purchasing a used car - they see a birds-eye view of common problems across a spectrum of vehicles.

The difference in cost over a 10-year period between the least expensive and most expensive model to maintain is nearly $13,000! It really pays to consider vehicles with low maintenance costs. Check out some of the results below and be sure to read the full article to get all the details.

As always, if you're shopping for a new car right now, I recommend you use TrueCar and RydeShopper to quickly see the best deals being offered in your area.

My Recommendation for Car Shoppers

TrueCar, RydeShopper, and CarsDirect are the best way to see the lowest car prices in your area. These sites show you no-haggle prices from dealers closest to you - and the deals are usually really good. This should be the first step you take when negotiating your car price. Follow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.
- Gregg Fidan

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About: Gregg Fidan


Gregg Fidan is the founder of RealCarTips. After being ripped off on his first car purchase, he devoted several years to figuring out the best ways to avoid scams and negotiate the best car deals. He has written hundreds of articles on the subject of car buying and taught thousands of car shoppers how to get the best deals.

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