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Top 10 cheapest cars to maintain.

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by totallywhite, May 12, 2011.

  1. totallywhite

    totallywhite [OP] Active Member

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    totallywhite [OP] Active Member

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    Taco in top 10!
     
  3. steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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    how in the world is a tacoma double cab cheaper to maintain than a 5 lug? Totally kills the credibility of that article IMO.
     
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    #4!

    4. Toyota Tacoma

    Average maintenance: $1,584
    Average repairs: $1,451
    Total 5-year service cost: $3,035
    Consumer Reports predicted reliability: Average
    The only pickup truck on the list is among the smallest available in the United States, underscoring once again that size matters and, where maintenance and repair costs are concerned, it's the smaller the better. Besides a solid reputation for reliability, Toyota's new free scheduled-maintenance program helps drive down the truck's upkeep by $258. That's just a fraction of the cost that Cadillac and Volvo kick in with their free programs, which can only burnish Toyota's temporarily tarnished reputation.
     
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    I'd imagine thats just a stock photo they chose to use. I dont see where it said a specific model tacoma was tested.
     
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    That's why I don't like that article...they don't mention how each of the vehicles was configured. V6 vs. I4 makes a huge difference, as does 4x4 vs. 2wd, auto vs. manual, etc...
     
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    ^
    Damn!your right!
     
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    it did specifically say Tacoma Double Cab
     
  9. steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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    exactly:)
     
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