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Chirag S.

Carmakers with the Highest and Lowest Maintenance Costs over 10 Years

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I got the short end of the stick. A Land Rover made from BMW bits and bobs. 

So I'm actually even above number 1 

Honestly BMW have some of the shittiest overcomplicated engineering I've seen. 

Next time round I wouldn't touch anything that BMW even looked at.

Up to the mid to late 90s Mercedes was pretty solid and reliable. Guess that all went down the shitter later on

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My first cars were all second hand Germans. Still young and wanted to be cool, all my money went into these money pits. But no responsibility yet, so I could justify it.

Then I decided to change my career and went back to study again. My Golf mk3 TDI gave it up and I needed something to transport myself. I couldn’t afford a car so I continued on my Honda CB. (Also in Dutch Winter). The first car I bought then, was a Daihatsu Cuore 3cylinder. Small ugly car, but it did the job. When I had to do some maintenance one day, came the moment of realization of the price difference to maintain. After my Daihatsu I “upgraded” myself with a Honda civic. Till today still best and cheapest car I’ve owned. 

This made me stick to the Asian brands.

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