Cars and SUVs that are expensive to purchase can also be expensive to repair. The following 5 vehicles qualify on both fronts.
#5 on the list is the Mercedes-Benz G-Class with it’s SUV body style and 5.5L V8 engine. Gas mileage for this car ranges from 11 MPG city to 15 MPG highway for the 2010 model. Starting purchasing prices for this SUV are at $104,000 to $122,700.
Older models have had problems with the mass air flow sensor causing the check engine light to come on. Price ranges to fix this are anywhere from $438 to $521. They have also had problems with the fuel return hose getting micro cracks causing fuel leakage. Price range from $422 to $591 to fix. This vehicle has also been recalled due to an electrical system malfunction causing an incorrect SCN which leads to vehicle safety and emission malfunctions. A basic tune up for this car can run anywhere from $198 to $634.
#4 on the list is the 2010 BMW X-6 with it’s SUV body style and 3.0L V6 or 4.4V8. Gas mileage on this vehicle goes from 12 MPG city to 17 MPG highway. Prices to purchase start at $56,500 to $89,000.
The 3.5L has had fuel pressure pump problems costing $591 to $700 to fix. Sensors causing the check engine light to come on have been another source of aggravation for these SUV’s, ranging in price from $210 to $393 to fix. It has been recalled for brake disc’s breaking causing in some cases accidents. A basic tune up for this SUV will run from $220 to $318.
#3 on the list is the 2010 Porsche Cayenne, also having a SUV body style, with a 4.8L V8 or a 3.6L V6 engine. Gas mileage for this vehicle runs from 12 MPG city to 19 MPG highway. Prices to purchase this Porsche start at $48,500 and go as high as $126,300.
Problems that have occured with this vehicle have been coolant pipes and crankcase breather hoses costing anywhere from $245 to $167 to fix. Ignition coils costing $118 to $167 to fix. Drive shaft’s which will run you $1,187 to $1,380 to fix. A basic tune up for this SUV runs from $217 to $269 to fix.
#2 on the list is the 2010 Porsche Panamera with it’s hatchback body style and a 4.8L V8 engine. Gas mileage on this car is 15 MPG city and 23 MPG highway. Price ranges to purchase this car start at $89,900 to $132,600.
This Porsche was just introduced in 2010, therefore I could not find any problems yet, that anyone owning it has written about. I did find out that they estimate on a five year average that it would cost $2,499 to repair. It has also, already been recalled for seat belt issues.
#1 on this list is the 2010 Porsche 911 with it’s coupe, convertible body style and a choice of a 3.8L H6 or 3.6L H6 engine. Gas mileage ranges from 15 MPG city to 24 MPG highway. Price ranges to purchase this sports car start at $77,800 and can go as high as $143,800.
This Porsche has had problems with rear main seal leaks which could cost anywhere from $1,514 to $2,571 to fix. Oil leaks at the engine seal have been another problem costing $382 to $504 to fix. It has also, had problems with the pressure plate on the clutch costing $1,341 to $2,636 to fix. A basic tune will run you $217 to $269.
Before purchasing a vehicle take into consideration the price of maintenance, repairs, and tune ups. An Informed buyer is a smart buyer.