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2013 F-150 38,000 miles, 6 oil changes. cost to maintain to date: $210. Fuel filter and tune up due at 100K.
I can tow, haul, or drag any of the vehicles in the article and look good doing it.
beware of Hyundai's bumper to bumper warranty. If something needs repair, they say it's your fault for lack of proper maintenance, even if you bring you car to the dealer for your maintenance. Example, rear brakes went at 20,000 miles. It's not covered because the sliders became corroded and the pads stuck and kept pressure on the rotors. OK, but I brought the catr to the dealer for all the scheduled maintenance. Why didn't they pick that up at an earlier service visit?. No excuse. I's your fault.
Example, transmission is slipping. Still under warranty. It's a abnormal wear problem. You have to shell out $1,700. Take it to a reliable mechanic. He can make adjustments and test the car and fix the problem for $300.
If you call corporate, they will back up the dealer.
The dealer has their own scheduled maintenance requiring oil changes every 3,500 miles and more frequent maintenace for everything else. They say it's because of the part of the country you live in.
Take car in for free state inspection and get charges $45 to change a rear bulb and they do it before asking you.
They seem to have tricks to get more money out of you. You won't get out of the shop in most cases without paying for something.
This is a small sampling and it may be different at different dealers. I just say try to ask some people who bought cars from a dealer and ask if they were satisfied.
And dont take a 500 mile trip in any of these either... It will take a day for your teeth and eyes to stop once you get there.