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The Top 10 Most Expensive Cars to Maintain

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The Top 10 Most Expensive Cars to Maintain

What should you look out for when buying a vehicle? More often than not, we look at the aesthetics, the look, design, the top speed, and even the power of the engine. We are also enamored by the name of the manufacturer as we often equate the brand name with quality. However, we sometimes neglect the potential maintenance costs of the vehicle. These expenses can actually add up to quite a hefty amount once they are all put together.

It is therefore prudent for a potential car buyer to analyze the costs of keeping the vehicle in top shape and excellent condition. Know which vehicles are difficult and costly just to have it in perfect running shape. This is a list of the top 10 most expensive cars to maintain.

10. 2013 BMW X6 – $1,056.20 per year

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The 2013 BW X6 has an estimated maintenance cost of $5,281 for five years, or $1,056.20 per year. It has a suggested retail price of between $59,800 and $92,900. This sports utility vehicle boasts of a three-liter I6 engine. There is also an option for a 4.4-liter V8 engine. The vehicle has a poor value rating with its gas mileage rated at only 12 miles per gallon for city driving and 17 miles per gallon for highway driving.

9. 2013 Mercedes Benz CLS Class – $1,057.80 per year

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The 2013 Mercedes Benz CLS Class has an estimated maintenance cost of $5,289 for five years, or $1.057.80 per year. It has a suggested retail price of between $72,000 and $95,900. Buyers of this sedan vehicle can choose from either a 5.5-liter V8 engine or a 4.7-liter V8 engine. The vehicle has a below average value rating with a gas mileage rates at only 16 miles per gallon on city driving and 25 miles per gallon for highway driving.

8. 2012 BMW Z4 – $1,058.80 per year

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The 2012 BMW Z4 has an estimated maintenance cost of $5,294 for five years, or $1,058.80 per year. It has a suggested retail price of between $48,650 and $64,200. This eye-catching convertible boasts of a two-liter I4 engine, though those who want more power can opt for a three-liter I6 engine. The vehicle has an average value rating and fuel economy of only 17 miles per gallon on city driving and 24 miles per gallon on highway driving.

7. 2013 Mercedes Benz CL Class – $1,059.40 per year

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The 2013 Mercedes Benz CL Class has an estimated maintenance cost of $5,297 for five years, or $1,059.40 per year. It has a suggested retail price of between $115,300 and $213,200. This coupe has several engine options, namely a 4.7-liter V8, 5.5-liter V8, 5.5-liter V12 and 6-liter V12. It has a poor value rating with gas mileage of only 12 miles per gallon in the city and 18 miles per gallon on the highway.

6. 2013 SRT Viper – $1,116.60 per year

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The 2013 SRT Viper has an estimated maintenance cost of $5,583 for five years, or $1,116.60 per year. Suggested retail price is between $97,395 and $120,395. This powerful coupe boasts of a huge 8.4-liter V10 engine. It has a below average value rating.

5. 2012 Mercedes Benz SL Class – $1,179.80 per year

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The 2012 Mercedes Benz SL Class has an estimated maintenance cost of $5,899 for five years, or $1,179.80 per year. It has a suggested retail price of between $103,650 and $140,440. This convertible has two engine options, namely a 5.5-liter V8 or a 6.2-liter V8 engine. It has a poor value rating with fuel economy of only 12 miles per gallon for city driving and 19 miles per gallon on highway driving.

4. 2013 BMW M5 – $1,208.40 per year

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The 2013 BMW M5 has an estimated maintenance cost of $6,042 for five years, or $1,208.40 per year. It has a suggested retail price of $90,200. This luxury sedan boasts of a 4.4-liter V8 engine. It has a poor value rating that has a rated gas mileage of only 14 miles per gallon on city driving and 20 miles per gallon while cruising on the highway.

3. 2013 BMW M6 – $1,227.80 per year

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The 2013 BMW M6 has an estimated maintenance cost of $6,139 for five years, or $1,227.80 per year. The car has a suggested retail price of between $108,350 and $114,650. Buyers of this vehicle can choose from either a convertible or coupe body style. Regardless of the style however, the car will have a 4.4-liter V8 engine. This vehicle has a poor value rating with a rated gas mileage of only 15 miles per gallon when used for city driving. Those who take it out on the highway can go up to 22 miles for every gallon of cruising speed.

2. 2012 Chevrolet Corvette – $1,291.20 per year

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The 2012 Chevrolet Corvette has an estimated maintenance cost of $6,456 for five years, or $1,291.20 per year. The Corvette has a suggested retail price from anywhere between $49,600 and $111,600, depending on the features to be included. Buyers can choose from either a coupe or convertible edition, while two engine displacements are available, namely the 6.2-liter V8 engine and the 7-liter V8 engine. Apart from the astronomical maintenance cost, this car actually has an excellent value rating because of its reliability. Its gas mileage is rated at 14 miles per gallon when used for city driving, and 20 miles per gallon when used for highway cruising.

1. 2013 Nissan GT-R – $2,416.20 per year

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The 2013 Nissan GT-R has an estimated maintenance cost of $12,081 for five years, or $2,416.20 per year. That is almost double than the second most expensive car to maintain. The car has a suggested retail price of between $96,820 and $106,320. This attractive coupe boasts of a 3.8-liter V6 engine. It has a below average value rating, while the fuel economy rating is only at 16 miles per gallon for city driving and 23 miles per gallon for highway use.

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