Lincoln has never been known for making cheap cars. Their vehicles might have a wide range of prices, but everyone knows that Lincolns cost money. Their MKS model was no different. It was a full-size luxury sedan that was sold by the automaker from 2007 and was recently discontinued in 2016.
Reports have come out that it costs more than $1,500 to maintain the Lincoln MKS annually. This adds up to almost $20,000 in a decade, a figure that doesn’t include gas and all the potential problems that might occur over that span of years. The car was also known for having issues with its breaks. These would cost between $250 to $750 to fix, which would get pretty pricey since there was no way around it.
Dodge Grand Caravan
If you’re a fan of vans, the Dodge Grand Caravan is likely on the list of vehicles you’d like to have, or at least admire. It's one of the company's best selling vehicles and is a highly competitive van on the market. However, like many vans, it hides a steep cost of over $1,200 per year in maintenance and fuel costs.
The Caravan is known for eating away at your gas tank, which means that you can expect to find yourself at a gas station more often than you’d probably like to. It's a highly reliable, safe and spacious van, but some owners complain about several minor electrical problems with the windows and switches. Still, it's a competitive van, and that’s highly respectable.
Volkswagen’s $20,000 T-Roc Convertible is basically a half-priced Range Rover Evoque convertible for people who are not looking to spend an exuberant amount of money on a competent SUV. The T-Roc convertible first appeared last year at the Frankfurt auto show in Germany and surprised audiences with its soft-top which takes only nine seconds to go from closed to open.
Bear in mind, tf you’re the type of driver that likes to have the roof go down while you’re road tripping, you’ll be happy to hear you can take off the top as long as you’re driving below 20 miles per hour. So you might opt for that on more scenic roads when trying to drink in your surroundings.
Dodge SRT Viper
The Dodge SRT Viper is one of the most aggressive street-legal racing cars you’ll ever see. The SRT can go from zero to sixty in less than four seconds, and has an impressive triple-digit horsepower. It's also one of the baddest looking cars in the world. Unfortunately, the SRT is also a massive drainer when it comes to repairs and maintenance.
The SRT itself costs up to $120,000, but basic repairs such as replacing the control arm start at roughly $5,000. This is because the car is quite rare, and servicing it must require quite a high markup to be profitable. It's definitely not for everyone. We only hope that if you get one of these, you knew exactly what you were getting yourself into.
Don't let the Honda CR-V's exterior mislead you. There is far more space in there than you would expect. This the ultimate adventure machine for everyone.
For a solid ride and excellent handling, and heaps of driver assistance tech, oh and exceptional fuel economy the Honda CR-V is the full package for both the city or on and the open road.