Car & Automotive

These 20 Cars Cost the Most To Maintain

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

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Car dealerships, including those owned by lawmakers, got billions in PPP money

WASHINGTON — At least a dozen lawmakers have ties to organizations that received federal coronavirus aid, according to newly released government data, highlighting how Washington insiders were both author and beneficiary of one of the biggest government programs in U.S. history.

Under pressure from Congress and outside groups, the Trump administration this week disclosed the names of some loan recipients in the $659 billion Paycheck Protection Program, launched in April to help smaller businesses keep Americans employed during the pandemic. Connections to lawmakers, and the organizations that work to influence them, were quickly apparent.

Among businesses that received money was a California hotel partially owned by the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, as well as a shipping business started by Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao’s family. Chao is married to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Car dealerships owned by Republican Reps. Roger Williams of Texas and Mike Kelly of Pennsylvania

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Celebrate Collector Car Appreciation Day With Motorious

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It’s time to mark your calendars and make some plans with Motorious.

To celebrate Collector Car Appreciation, Motorious is holding a Digital Happy Hour this Friday, July 10 from 5-6 pm EST. Everyone is invited to join the discussion about collector cars of every kind, which will be broadcast on Zoom, per-register here.

As the coronavirus lockdowns are lifting in certain areas and car enthusiasts are looking to socialize once more, everyone should keep in mind the upcoming Collector Car Appreciation Day being organized by SEMA, the Automotive Restoration Market Organization, and Hot Rod Industry Alliance. Set for July 10, 2020, this will be the 11th annual celebration of automotive restoration and collecting. In other words, you should start figuring out how you want to observe this important date.

Officially, the date of the 2020 Collector Car Appreciation Day

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1982 Honda City Makes a Case for Minicars in America

From Car and Driver

From the August 1982 issue of Car and Driver.

Quick, Myrna, the Flit! It’s an infestation in the making. First the Medfly, now the minicar. The latest permutation of this important new species is the Honda City. With its front-fender mirrors posed ominously like antennae, it even looks like a Japanese Beetle.

This Honda is more than just an automotive insect, however. It could revolutionize the way America travels. Unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show last fall, the City earned universal acclaim for the way it fulfills its mission. That mission is easy to understand. If you examine the Honda City with historical perspective, you’ll see the Ford Model T far off in your time telescope. Like the Model T, the City is a minimal automobile designed strictly for utility.

Ford was able to sell its minimal car virtually without modification for nineteen years because

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