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10 Most Expensive Car Brands to Fix

Are you driving a money pit on wheels? If you have one of the most expensive car brands to fix on your lot, that answer is a yes.

There are certain cars that mechanics make their livings off of. The most unreliable cars you should never buy are often the ones that mechanics see in their shop on a regular basis, and will typically be the ones mechanics will warn you against purchasing.

Have you ever wondered what it would take to fix your car, before it gets sent to the shop? The funny thing about cars is that the cars that are expensive to maintain are also the ones that are pricey to fix.

We decided to take a look at the most expensive car brands to fix, and help those who want to keep repairs low make the right decision for their needs.


We'd be lying if we didn't call the McLaren series some of the best supercars in 2018—not to mention some of the prettiest. They are gorgeous cars that have plenty of horsepower to back up those pretty builds.

With great awesomeness comes great price tag problems, and with the McLaren's reputation, it's understandable why it's one of the most expensive car brands to fix.

A simple oil change and annual maintenance repair will set owners back around $30,000. Should you get into a fender bender, you can easily expect to shell out over $100,000 or more just to bring your car back to a drivable condition. 


Perhaps the only car to go head-to-head with McLaren when it comes to repair costs is the Bugatti. More specifically, the $3.5 million Bugatti Veyron model, which currently holds a title for being one of the most expensive cars in the world. 

Seriously, this car brand is so expensive, you might as well not drive it. Got a flat? Changing your tires on a Bugatti can easily cost around $30,000. Need to have an oil change? That's another $20,000. Insuring your car will also cost $50,000 a year, since repairs can easily top $300,000. 



A Lamborghini, surprisingly, is a little less pricey to maintain than a Bugatti or a McLaren, despite it being a similarly powerful supercar brand. Even so, it still tops the charts of the most expensive car brands to fix due to the high price of parts. 

A single Lamborghini tire will cost around $5,000. Oh, and if you have a need for an oil change? That's another $400 to $2,000. An E-Gear clutch repair can run as high as $12,000 depending on which model you have. 


Oh, come on, you had to have known that Ferrari would be one of the most expensive car brands to fix. It's a notorious "flex" car, with every aspect of each car requiring a specialist. 

You have to have a specialized mechanic just to get your Ferrari worked on, and starter mechanic kits typically cost around $10,000. A typical oil change will cost around $195, with major repairs regularly topping $7,000 or more. 

Aston Martin

Ah yes, the Aston Martin. Not quite supercar, not quite daily car, it's a brand that is elegant for the sake of elegant. It's also expensive for the sake of expensive. 

A single hose replacement will cost you around $1,200 to fix. Annual maintenance will run around $2,000 per year, which isn't too bad. A $400 oil change, though? Yikes!

Rolls Royce

Who wouldn't want to be seen rolling around in a Phantom? It's a very stately car with a pedigree that would make most mechanics nod in respect. Unsurprisingly, it's one of the most expensive car brands to fix, simply because of the quality of the parts used. 

For a typical Rolls Royce Phantom, drivers can expect to pay around $3,200 in maintenance alone. If you have a problem with your car, spending $10,000 to $30,000 isn't unheard of. 


Yet another major name among ultra-luxury car brands is Bentley, and shocker, it's an extremely pricey fixer-upper, too. Depending on what your model and year can be, a Bentley can cost anywhere from $2,000 to $4,000 on maintenance repairs alone. 

Fixing it and sourcing parts for it is a pain, which is why getting new brake pads and rotors for one of these machines can easily top $6,000 to $8,000. A single oil change on a Bentley Arnage can even cost as much as $800. You sure you want to pay that much?


Now that we're getting into the more "driveable" cars on this list, let's talk about Porsche. Porsche makes some of the most reliable sports cars on the market thanks to its Porsche 911 line, and it's gotten a fairly good reputation for being comfortably luxurious.

But as far as repairs and maintenance go, watch out!

A single maintenance trip, including an oil change, can run the gamut from $200 to $400. Transmission services can cost as much as $600 for regular maintenance and minor repairs. It's still a far cry from a Bugatti, but still pricey for a typical person. 


Mercedes might not have as glitzy a name as others on this list, but it's still a very well-respected member of the luxury car umbrella. The problem with Benzes, though, is that they are "daily drive" cars that tend to break more often than others. 

Typical Benz drivers can expect around $1,000 a year of expenses on small repairs on top of their regular maintenance costs. An alternator, for example, can cost as much as $2,500 to replace. 


BMW is one of the most expensive car brands to fix because of the sheer amount of things that tend to go wrong with the car during daily drives. Studies have shown that BMWs, while not one of the most expensive car brands to maintain, tend to have a lot of repair costs associated with them. 

A typical BMW will cost an average of $1,700 to maintain over the course of the first 10 years. If you have a break occur, you can expect to pay anywhere from $70 to $7,000 for repairs. Ouch. 

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