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10 Most Expensive Cars to Own

The cost of a luxury automobile doesn't end with its purchase price

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#2: Audi R8

  • Style: 5.2 quattro 2dr Coupe AWD (5.2L 10cyl 6M)
  • Combined (city and highway) MPG: 15
  • Purchase price: $170,175
  • True cost of ownership: $193,429

The Audi R8’s purchase price of $170,175 is more than the third-most expensive vehicle’s true cost of ownership. The two-door sports car also has the second-most expensive maintenance costs, reaching $7,370 over five years. It also has particularly high fuel costs, thanks to its 13 MPG fuel efficiency in the city. The R8 does relatively poorly by JD Powers’ standards, scoring a three out of five for both overall quality and design. Despite this, there were 1,173 registrations for the car in 2011 — the most of any year.

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