If you’re in the market for a new car, keep in mind that sticker prices don’t include the cost of gas mileage — or maintenance. Sometimes a set of wheels with a modest price tag can be among the most expensive cars to own. That’s because as the years tick by, the slow drip of tune-ups, repairs and upkeep can drain a driver’s budget with the hidden but inevitable costs of ongoing maintenance.
GOBankingRates used data compiled by YourMechanic to determine which makes and models are the most expensive cars to maintain over the course of 10 years. Take a look at which vehicles could cost you more than expected.
Last updated: July 17, 2020
20. Mini Cooper
- 10-year cost to maintain: $11,200
The Mini Cooper traces its history to 1957 and the Suez Canal crisis, which sent global fuel prices skyrocketing. The masses in post-World War II England