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10 most expensive cars to own and drive

Interesting | August 31st, 2009 by 4
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We all dream to drive new, expensive, exotic cars, but not many of us realize the associated costs that come with it. Beside the premium …

We all dream to drive new, expensive, exotic cars, but not many of us realize the associated costs that come with it. Beside the premium base price, over the X amount of years of ownership, things like fuel, insurance, repairs, maintenance and depreciation, add to the total cost of owning that “head-turner” car.

Bankrate and Edmunds paired up to compile a list of the 10 Most Expensive Cars To Own And Drive, of course, all new vehicles. As expected, 9 out of 10 cars are European imports, with the Corvette ZR1 being the only American supercar in this top.

Out of the nine European cars, Mercedes-Benz “takes the crown” with four, followed by Audi and Porsche with two. BMW made the top also with the high-performance version of the 6 Series, the M6.

10 most expensive cars to own and drive

1. Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black Series

10 most expensive cars to own and drive

Starting price: $301,750
5-year total: $364,471
Cost per mile: $4.86

2. Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG

10 most expensive cars to own and drive

Starting price: $202,825
5-year total: $244,363
Cost per mile: $3.26

3. Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG

10 most expensive cars to own and drive

Starting price: $205,575
5-year total: $230,771
Cost per mile: $3.08

4. Audi R8

10 most expensive cars to own and drive

Starting price: $126,400
5-year total: $159,753
Cost per mile: $2.13

5. Porsche 911 Convertible Turbo

10 most expensive cars to own and drive

Starting price: $141,650
5-year total: $159,393
Cost per mile: $2.13

6. Audi A8 L W12

10 most expensive cars to own and drive

Starting price: $122,625
5-year total: $153,588
Cost per mile: $2.05

7. Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

10 most expensive cars to own and drive

Starting price: $106,620
5-year total: $146,096
Cost per mile: $1.95

8. Porsche Cayenne Turbo S

10 most expensive cars to own and drive

Starting price: $125,775
5-year total: $138,613
Cost per mile: $1.85

9. BMW M6 Convertible

10 most expensive cars to own and drive

Starting price: $111,725
5-year total: $138,186
Cost per mile: $1.84

10. Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG

10 most expensive cars to own and drive

Starting price: $99,775
5-year total: $137,749
Cost per mile: $1.84

  • http://www.ahnoisvamo.com Feco

    It´s how my dad says: “It´s easy to have. Let me see you maintain”

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000161417967 Tommy Eich

    well don’t forget they’re including depreciation there..

  • LBoogy

    I’m sorry, but the only two cars that I would spend a grand+ on would be the R8 and the ZR1. Everything else I think is overpriced….

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