Cheapest Cars to Maintain
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.
My Recommendation for Car ShoppersTrueCar No-Haggle, CarsDirect, and NADAGuides are the quickest 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
Each week, I'll keep you up-to-date on the latest car deals and news that might affect your purchase. This includes...
- Best Rebates, Incentives, and Lease Deals
- Latest Car Buying Scams and Tricks
- The Best & Worst Time to Buy a Car
- Which Cars You Should Avoid