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Top 7 Cars With the Cheapest Maintenance Cost

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Buying your dream car is one thing and keeping your car up and running is another. Most times the desire for class and luxury lead one into purchasing a vehicle that will require annual maintenance cost that is enough to buy another car.

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This has led to so many cars being abandoned by the roadside and mechanic workshop out of frustration. Before getting a car it is very important to know the history of the brand and model. This will help you to determine the likely mechanical faults associated with the vehicle and how to adequately tackle those issues in a way that won’t drain your resources.

In this article, we are going to look at those cars whose maintenance cost can be handled by an average earning citizen. Without wasting much time, here are my top 7 cars with cheapest maintenance cost

7) 2015 Ford F250

2015 Ford F250

This is the only truck that made it to this list. So its safe to say that this is the best truck to buy when you are talking about the cost of maintenance. The F250 is a tough vehicle with a very rigid build. Its suspension system is among the best you can get on any truck today.

This is a truck that has the cabin capacity of a regular SUV and can sit up to 5 passengers comfortably. It is powered by a 6.7-litre power stroke diesel engine. Some engine variants include 6.2 liters V8 gasoline engine.

Problems

The major problem with the vehicle is the brake system.

Annual Maintenance Cost

Between N38,000-N90,000

6) 2013 Honda Pilot

2013 Honda Pilot

If you are looking for a comfortable ride, a roomy interior and an SUV with great fuel economy, the Honda pilot offers it all. This car is capable of sitting up to 8 passengers, so taking your whole family for a ride shouldn’t be an issue.

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The Honda pilot is powered by a 3.5 liter V6 i-Vtec engine and a 5speed automatic transmission delivering a massive 250hp. The car is a four wheel drive so it can also serve as an off-road vehicle if the need be.

Problems

Maintenance of this car occasionally involves respraying and change of the engine oil. Which when done can keep this car on the road for a long time.

Annual Maintenance Cost

Between N30,000-N65,000

5) 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Rugged, fuel efficient and powerful. The Grand Cherokee offers a complete car experience for its owner. It’s a powerful off-road vehicle and also offer the Smith and comfortable ride of a regular SUV. The Grand Cherokee is also equipped with some amazing user-friendly features.

The fuel efficiency of this car is off the chart when compared to other SUVs of its specification. The 2015 jeep grand Cherokee is powered by a 2.6-liter V6 engine producing 290hp. This car has a towing capacity of 7200 pounds and so its capable of taking anything you throw at it.

Problems

The major problem experienced by owners of this car is the transmission. This can be minimized by making sure the level if the transmission oil is on its gauge level. Occasional servicing of the transmission helps also.

Annual Maintenance Cost

Between N25,000-N60,000

4) 2014 Ford Explorer

2014 Ford Explorer

When it comes to the Ford Explorer, it’s a car built with safety and comfortability at heart. The 2014 Explorer had received a five-star over five in overall safety rating from the NHTSA. This shows how great this car is. The Ford Explorer is a large SUV with a three-row seat configuration capable of carrying up to 7 passengers comfortably.

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The Ford Explorer is powered by a 3.5-litre V6 engine and a six-speed automatic transmission producing 290 horsepower. The Ford Explorer also has a very high ground clearance of about 8.9 inches which makes it a car for almost every road and terrain.

Problems

The Ford explorer’s major problem comes from the exhaust system. When faulty, the fumes from the exhaust escapes into the car cabin. Regular exhaust system maintenance can curb this issue.

Annual Maintenance Cost

Between N25,000 – N60,000

3) 2015 Hyundai Sonata

2015 Hyundai Sonata

The Hyundai Sonata is a vehicle that offers the owner roomy interior, a smooth ride, and great tech features. The materials used in the interior design of this vehicle is also above standard for an affordable car of its type. It comes with a 1.6-litre I4 engine and seven-speed automatic transmission that produces 178hp. This car can comfortably sit five passengers.

The back seat is well contoured to give the passengers a warm embrace-like feel. The girl economy of this car is also great. Owing to its front wheel drivetrain, the Hyundai Sonata is relatively fast. The Hyundai Sonata is also equipped with some amazing features like Bluetooth, keyless entry, USB port, navigation system and so on.

Problems

The major problem with this car is the engine lagging. This is a situation where the engine stalls when you throttle.

Annual Maintenance Cost

Between N20,000-N50,000

2) 2015 Toyota Corolla

2015 Toyota Corolla

This car is simple yet very beautifully crafted. It offers a very comfortable ride and a spacious interior, even though its compact chassis look doesn’t suggest that at first glance. The Toyota Corolla has a very high fuel efficiency rating and a very strong build.

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The 2015 Toyota Corolla also has a lot of integrated infotainment system and a very clean finish in its interior. This car is offered in a variety of engine specifications. The base model is powered by a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine and a seven-speed automatic transmission.

Problems:

The major problem experienced by most Corolla is the carbon build up in the engine which can lead to the engine shutting down while driving.

Annual Maintenance Cost

Between N18,000 – N50,000

1) 2015 Toyota Camry

2015 Toyota Camry

The ultimate champion on this list is the 2015 Toyota Camry. There are few cars on the same level with this car regarding durability and reliability. The demand of the Camry is so high that the Toyota company has sold more than 4millions units since the first model became mass produced.

The 2015 Toyota Camry offers a combination of agility, comfort, and durability. It’s a car you can always trust to serve you to the highest and in any condition. The interior is spacious and elegantly designed with enough leg room for the passengers. The safety features are also above standard.

The Toyota Camry also has a large cargo space ideal for luggage and load carrying during long journeys. Its fuel efficiency rating is also among the highest you can get on the mid-size car. Toyota Camry is powered by a 2.5-litre I4 engine and a six-speed automatic transmission producing 178 horsepower.

Some other engine specifications are also available for the Camry, including a 3.5-litre V6 engine whose fuel consumption rate is a bit higher compared to the I4 engine variant.

Problems

Transmission problem is the major issue. Where the gear doesn’t shift normally. Regular maintenance can help to solve this problem

Annual Maintenance Cost

Between N15,000 – N45,000

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