When researching about buying a new car, there's more cost involved than just the initial purchase price. Other factor's such as car maintenance and gas mileage (fuel economy) play an impotent role in determining vehicle affordability.

Most Expensive Cars To Maintain

  1. 2010 BMW X6
    Sticker price: $56,500 - $89,000
    5-year maintenance cost: $4,183
    Fuel economy: 12 MPG city/ 17 MPG highway
  2. 2010 Porsche 911
    Sticker price: $77,800 - $143,800
    5-year maintenance cost: $4,286
    Fuel economy: 15 MPG city/ 24 MPG highway
  3. 2010 Audi R8
    Sticker price: $114,200 - $146,000
    5-year maintenance cost: $4,399
    Fuel economy: 12 MPG city/ 20 MPG highway
  4. 2010 BMW M6
    Sticker price: $102,100 - $107,900
    5-year maintenance cost: $4,507
    Fuel economy: 11 MPG city/ 17 MPG highway
  5. 2010 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class
    Sticker price: $110,400 - $207,170
    5-year maintenance cost: $4,661
    Fuel economy: 11 MPG city/ 17 MPG highway
  6. 2009 Dodge Viper
    Sticker price: $86,140 - $86,890
    5-year maintenance cost: $4,710
  7. 2010 Jaguar XK-Series
    Sticker price: $82,150 - $101,150
    5-year maintenance cost: $4,864
    Fuel economy: 15 MPG city/ 22 MPG highway
  8. 2010 Dodge Viper
    Sticker price: $90,255 - $91,005
    5-year maintenance cost: $5,082
    Fuel economy: 13 MPG city/ 22 MPG highway
  9. 2010 Chevrolet Corvette
    Sticker price: $48,930 - $106,880
    5-year maintenance cost: $6,020
    Fuel economy: 14 MPG city/ 20 MPG highway
  10. 2010 Nissan GT-R
    Sticker price: $80,790 - $83,040
    5-year maintenance cost: $9,107
    Fuel economy: 16 MPG city/ 21 MPG highway

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