Buying the luxury car of your dreams may give you the credibility you yearn for, but its repair and maintenance fees are a key part of its baggage that you may not be ready to unpack. Most luxury cars manufacturers build luxury cars with expensive material, advanced technology, and fine workmanship. For those who can afford the lifestyle, they can probably afford the occasional repair, and may consider it to be a part of the upkeep of their image too. If you are looking to acquire a luxury car, it would be advisable to know which ones are the most expensive to repair. Whereas there are numerous vehicles to choose from that incur significant repair fees and require regular maintenance, here is a list of some of the most expensive cars to repair.
- Mercedes-Benz C300
This dynamic and fine C300 sedan not only outprices other sporty luxury cars from Audi and BMW in terms of repair and maintenance charges. It is costlier in that regard than its larger showroom counterpart, the E300.
- Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG
Apart from its volatile AMG version with a hand-built twin-turbocharged, its V8 engine is only around $300 more to keep running than the far more sedate S550 version of Mercedes’ flagship sedan.
- Volkswagen Golf GTI
The compact GTI hot hatch is a sportier VW Golf, and is as entertaining to drive as a sports car, but with supplementary practicality. Although its cost estimate is the highest in the small car class, it is still reasonably affordable in that regard.
- Porsche Cayenne
Although this is not the most expensive Porsche to maintain, the Cayenne leads the growing fleet of luxury sport utility vehicles in terms of maintenance and repair costs.
- Porsche Cayman
The low-slung Cayman coupe is the costliest model to repair according to RepairPal.com at an average of $2,370 a year.
- Kia Sedona
The unfortunate thing is that the Sedona is the most expensive minivan to maintain and repair according to RepairPal.com estimates. The good news is that it is only comparatively costlier than the segment’s leader, the Honda Odyssey at an average of $403 a year.
- Mercedes-Benz GLS63 AMG
While the Cayenne can be expensive to maintain, the bigger Mercedes GLS, particularly in its rip-roaring AMG high-performance version beats it hands down in terms of estimated annual maintenance and repair charges.
- GMC Canyon
The midsize Canyon is only technically more expensive to maintain and repair than the other models in its class, with the compact Toyota Tacoma being the cheapest at $ 398 a year.
- Ram 3500
The one-ton Ram 3500 actually costs a bit more per year to repair and maintain than a Porsche Cayenne. Of course, the Cayenne cannot haul up to 35,000 pounds with a fifth-wheel hitch like the 3500, but neither can the Ram reach 60 mph in as little as 501 seconds.
- Ram 1500
The spread in repair and maintenance costs upsurges among big pick-up trucks, with Ram 1500 estimated to cost about double that of the segment leading Ford F-150 at a projected $482 a year.