Are the Cheapest Cars Also the Cheapest to Drive?
Some of the first lists I found that were posted earlier this summer were on the Kelley Blue Book website regarding the “10 Coolest Cars Under $18,000” and the “10 Most Fuel Efficient Cars”. Needless to say none of these car titles overlapped, since almost all of the most fuel efficient cars were of the hybrid variety, and most of the economical cars were of the smaller size. The Volkswagen Jetta was on both lists, though one was the hybrid, and the Honda Civic was also on both lists, though the coupe was under $18,000 and the hybrid was listed as one of the most fuel efficient. Some of the same brand names are seen repeatedly, but apparently the most fuel efficient cars are definitely not the most economically sold cars on the lot. I cannot necessarily be surprised by that fact. So, I looked up some more articles regarding some important facts that I thought I should know before looking for a car myself.
Economy Means More than the Price
I know that personally I am on the road to purchasing another car in the near future and I have been thinking about all of the questions I will have to ask myself before I will have to make that final decision. I figure that only thinking of the type of care that I want along with the initial purchase price would be too hasty of a decision so I had to put together a list of all of the considerations that go along with owning another car and making sure that I decide correctly. I know that my initial concern is what the cost of the car itself will be and possibly the monthly payment, but then after thinking a little I wanted to dig a little further into the most fuel efficient cars out there, and some of the cars that have lowest maintenance costs as well as those with the longest life or highest mileage available, so that I would be able to keep my car the longest for the lowest out-of-pocket cost on my own.