There are numerous factors that determine an automobile’s maintenance and repair costs. Sports cars with high-performance, complicated, and powerful engines, for instance, tend to need more repairs and maintenance procedures; such cars will thus cost more to repair than minivans or sedans with smaller and less-complicated engines. There are many other factors, obviously, that go into determining if a car will have to be repaired and/or maintained more frequently. Has it been modified before? What kind of oil or gas do you use? How often is the car driven? The variables are quite a handful, but specialists have come up with projected estimates for each brand, and herein we have dived deeper to make a list of the most expensive cars to maintain in 2019. Numbers from Clark, Hotcars, and GoBankingrates:
10. The 2018 Mazda 6
The Mazda 6 was first produced in 2002; it is a mid-sized family vehicle. Mazda produced this car as a replacement for the Capella, and it hit the one million sales mark faster than any other Mazda model in history. Initially, it was marketed as insightful, spirited, and stylish – a slogan that Mazda has maintained since 2002. Even though the above statistics do not affect maintenance figures per se, the Mazda 6 is still very expensive to maintain. This mid-size family car is estimated to cost about $1,270 to maintain every year, way more than the average Mazda.
9. The 2012 Chevrolet Corvette
Indeed, the Chevrolet Corvette is one of the most coveted cars ever made in American history. It is the perfect representation of a modern sports car, yet it has been produced over seven generations. The first model, exhibited at GM Motorama was convertible. Myron Scott named the car: after the swift warship called the Corvette. The Corvette has since developed into its own peculiar category of automobiles; from its iconic styling of the 60s to the newer modern styling, these cars do not seem to grow old. However, they do have a caveat: the car’s maintenance can cost you a tidy penny to keep the car up to speed. According to estimates, a Corvette will require about $1,291 dollars every year for the most basic model.
8. The 2016 Audi S4
Basically, the Audi S4 is the modified version of the A4; it is thus not a surprise that it makes it to this list. The first S4 was made no later than 1994, as a better and higher-performing version of the Audi 100. Since then, the S4 has been based on the A4 model – only that they are more powerful and faster. A 2016 Audi S4 will cost you up to $1,410 every year to maintain: this figure is already above the exorbitant 1280 average per year for other Audi cars.
7. 2017 Mercedes-Benz E350
The Mercedes-Benz E350 is a beautiful mid-size luxury vehicle, and it has maintained this status since its first production in 1994. It is widely known for its class, fuel economy, and good handling. The Mercedes-Benz E350 was arguably the techiest car Mercedes had ever manufactured by 2017. The car, which was full of adaptive matrix lighting, safety innovations, and autonomous driving, will cost you over 1470 US dollars to maintain per year. This is way over the $1,290 needed for other average Mercedes vehicles.
6. 2012 BMW 328i
This car forms part of a BMW three-car series. The series has been in production for over six generations, and it was manufactured to serve as a successor to the 02 BMW series. The BMW 328i is surely one of the most expensive cars to maintain out there. This high-performance sports car will cost about $43,295 to purchase, but it will need over 11,800 US dollars to maintain well enough through its first 75000 miles. The average cost of maintenance, for this model, lies at around $1,560 every year according to YourMechanic Inc.
5. The 2013 Mercedes AMG S63
The 2013 Mercedes AMG S63 is part of the S-Class series from Mercedes. The model is a luxury flagship, which was initially designed to be top-of-the-range. These cars were first manufactured in 1972, and they have remained in use since then, although in a different body. The series’ sixth-generation model, Mercedes S63 AMG, introduced new features like LED lights and an enlarged grille. However, even though it has a good RepairPal Score of 85 it will still cost you an estimate of $1,843 to maintain every year.
4. The 2014 Chrysler 300
The Chrysler 300 is a rear-wheel luxury car; it is Chrysler’s first luxury car, and it was designed to replace the 200 model. Indeed, there are other car models included in the 300 series; however, they share one thing in common: their ridiculous price to maintain. The Chrysler 300 for example, will need over $1,985 to maintain per year.
3. The 2017 Mercedes AMG GLS63
The Mercedes GLS63 AMG – 2017 is a full-size luxury vehicle that has been in production since 2016. It is a seven-passenger SUV, making it the largest flagship model for the company’s SUV line. The car costs about $131,470 to purchase, but it has a V8 engine that prides in 577 horsepower. With this in mind, the car costs over $2,009 to maintain every year – making it the most expensive SUV to repair and maintain in the market.
2. The 2016 Porsche Cayman 718
It is arguable to say that the 2016 Porsche Cayman 718 is the priciest sports car to maintain out there. According to RepairPal, the car prides in a repair index score of about 85, which sounds good. However, they project the repair and maintenance costs to average at about $2,370 every year.
1. The 2013 Nissan GT-R
The Nissan GT-R is a sports car manufactured by Nissan. The car, in 2012, broke a Nurburgring record to clock 7:18 lap time. This record made the car the fastest production vehicle around the track. The model will cost about $12,081 to repair and maintain over five years or $2,416 in a year – this makes it the most expensive vehicle to maintain out there.