As any car owner will tell you, the costs of owning a car are an ongoing concern and can exceed what you initially paid in the car showroom. On top of the everyday essentials such as fuel, consumables like tyres, and repairs, there’s also insurance, maintenance, and even parking to think about. On top of that, there doesn’t seem to be much rhyme or reason as to why one car is better than another: lower-priced cars might be easier on the pocket to repair as their parts are less expensive, while those at the upper end of the price bracket might be more economical and have a better build quality that lasts longer.
However, choosing the right car can take the sting out of certain aspects of car ownership such as maintenance costs. So which are the top cars that are easy to maintain?
Coming in at the top is Toyota. A world-famous brand, the company is known for creating innovative, exclusive, and luxurious cars. What isn’t quite so well known is that Toyotas boast the lowest incidences of car maintenance requirements when compared to other leading car brands. In short, over ten years, the average total cost of car repairs weighs in at around 20,310Dh. Compare this to something like a BMW which over a decade can clock up around 71,085Dh, and it’s easy to see the financial benefits of owning a Toyota.
Models such as the Toyota Yaris SE and the Toyota Corolla are affordable, come with plenty of boot space, and are renowned for getting the most out of the fuel tank. Add on top Toyota’s name for exceptional build quality and an almost indestructible reputation for reliability and you have a cheap-to-run, easy-to-maintain winner every time.
Similar to Toyota, Nissan is known for well-built and reliable family cars. The Nissan Sunny is best described as an entry-level sedan car; easy on the initial cost and proving to be a winner when it comes to car maintenance costs. Over five years, the average maintenance costs add up to around 1207Dh which, for a car of this size, makes it well worth checking out. Light on fuel and with an impressive amount of onboard technology, the Nissan Sunny has proven to be one of the best cars in UAE Al-Futtaim Automall showrooms when it comes to long-term running costs.
The Chevrolet Aveo has proved to be another popular addition to our car showroom collection. A perfect run-around car for cities, it’s nowhere near the gas guzzler of its predecessors, and has all the style and class you could wish for from an American brand. When it comes to car maintenance costs, the Aveo typically clocks up around 22,625Dh over a decade of use. While it might be a little more costly than the Toyota Yaris, the Aveo offers superb reliability and comes with all the mod-cons such as electric windows and air-conditioning – always an important consideration when driving in the UAE.
If you’re looking to buy used car models from brands that are sure to keep the running costs down to an affordable level then drop into your local Al-Futtaim Automall showroom. We offer one of the widest ranges of used cars in the UAE, and a one-year warranty with every one we sell. Get in touch today, and see how we can help you choose an easy-to-maintain car at the right price.