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Edmunds lists cheapest cars to own
These cars can you save you money in the sales managers office and the service manager's office.

NEW YORK (CNN/Money) -- The cost purchase price of a car is just one part of the its total cost. When shopping for a new car you also have to consider depreciation -- the reduction in the car's value over time -- repair costs, insurance and other factors. Sometimes a car that costs less to buy can end up costing more in the long run.

A Volkswagen Touareg, for example, costs about $38,291 to buy, not including typical options and destination charges. Over 5 years, owning a Touareg costs a total of about $50,402. A Land Rover Discovery, meanwhile, costs about $30,761 to buy. But over 5 years, it ends up costing a total of about $57,870 to own.

Auto Web site Edmunds.com recently released a list of cars with the lowest total cost of ownership in 25 different categories. These selections are based only on "cost to own," not including the purchase price. The purchase prices in the table are Edmunds.com's "True Market Value." For more information about the numbers in this table, please see the notes below the table.

  Category/
Vehicle
Purch.
cost
Options Taxes/
fees
Deprec. Int. Ins. Fuel
costs
Maint./
repairs
Total
5-year
cost
%
Below
avg.
COMPACT TRUCK
Toyota Tacoma
$16,854 $2,188 $2,111 $9,880 $2,412 $4,662 $7,181 $4,800 $30,511 10.4%
CONVERTIBLE OVER $45K
Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
$41,001 $3,914 $4,041 $23,439 $5,772 $5,575 $6,651 $5,324 $50,084 35.9%
CONVERTIBLE UNDER $25K
Volkswagen New Beetle
$22,536 $889 $2,442 $12,227 $3,039 $4,519 $5,578 $4,073 $31,306 4.0%
CONVERTIBLE UNDER $35K
Toyota MR2 Spyder
$25,395 $327 $2,526 $13,848 $3,321 $4,875 $5,307 $4,464 $33,828 13.6%
CONVERTIBLE UNDER $45K
Nissan 350Z
$35,720 $1,480 $3,356 $18,845 $4,776 $5,042 $6,762 $5,142 $43,365 9.4%
COUPE OVER $45K
Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class
$49,225 $4,187 $5,139 $26,838 $6,904 $5,207 $7,273 $4,808 $55,450 36.2%
COUPE UNDER $15K
Toyota ECHO
$10,340 $2,212 $1,636 $8,131 $1,659 $4,681 $3,824 $4,134 $23,551 5.6%
COUPE UNDER $25K
Honda Civic
$14,457 $0 $1,741 $7,676 $1,896 $4,545 $4,171 $4,264 $23,806 21.7%
COUPE UNDER $35K
Mazda RX-8
$25,362 $1,486 $2,612 $14,951 $3,465 $5,020 $7,236 $3,566 $36,331 4.2%
COUPE UNDER $45K
Audi TT
$35,102 $2,400 $3,542 $20,329 $4,835 $4,760 $6,363 $3,872 $42,984 9.1%
LARGE TRUCK
Ford F-150 Heritage
$21,402 $2,595 $2,725 $15,054 $2,841 $4,663 $7,964 $6,897 $39,351 10.5%
MINIVAN
Honda Odyssey
$26,168 $0 $2,552 $12,819 $3,376 $4,602 $6,616 $4,189 $33,665 13.7%
SEDAN OVER $45K
Audi S4
$46,171 $2,774 $5,182 $28,514 $6,382 $4,683 $8,454 $5,023 $57,520 17.9%
SEDAN UNDER $15K
Scion xA
$12,880 $638 $1,671 $8,117 $1,776 $4,533 $4,205 $4,081 $23,899 7.2%
SEDAN UNDER $25K
Honda Civic
$15,157 $0 $1,789 $8,043 $1,984 $4,531 $4,007 $4,213 $24,080 21.9%
SEDAN UNDER $35K
Acura TSX
$26,666 $0 $2,629 $14,618 $3,444 $5,133 $5,971 $3,882 $35,134 9.3%
SEDAN UNDER $45K
BMW 3 Series
$31,609 $5,211 $3,474 $19,749 $4,745 $5,242 $6,374 $3,698 $42,590 12.5%
SUV OVER $45K
Volkswagen Touareg
$38,291 $3,804 $3,757 $22,631 $5,403 $4,429 $9,202 $5,592 $50,402 21.5%
SUV UNDER $25K
Honda CR-V
$19,404 $0 $2,079 $9,914 $2,521 $4,870 $5,973 $3,307 $28,177 17.3%
SUV UNDER $35K
Toyota Highlander
$24,914 $1,769 $2,635 $14,075 $3,409 $4,868 $6,541 $4,695 $35,685 16.9%
SUV UNDER $45K
Infiniti FX35
$33,366 $1,373 $3,235 $19,341 $4,471 $5,188 $7,885 $3,613 $43,144 14.3%
CARGO VAN
Ford Econoline
$21,919 $1,454 $2,621 $14,662 $2,815 $4,826 $9,110 $6,954 $40,254 5.1%
WAGON OVER $45K
Audi S4
$47,170 $3,199 $5,278 $29,583 $6,562 $4,683 $8,454 $5,023 $58,864 -0.8%
WAGON UNDER $15K
Scion xB
$14,080 $608 $1,750 $8,947 $1,924 $4,533 $4,542 $4,086 $25,296 0.4%
WAGON UNDER $25K
Toyota Matrix
$15,834 $664 $1,905 $9,062 $2,125 $4,594 $4,928 $4,705 $26,809 14.3%
WAGON UNDER $35K
Volvo V40
$23,722 $924 $2,634 $15,245 $3,208 $4,379 $6,030 $4,092 $34,903 8.7%
WAGON UNDER $45K
Volvo XC70
$32,152 $2,279 $3,316 $18,719 $4,444 $4,629 $7,168 $4,296 $41,887 11.7%
Notes: Prices in this table reflect the Edmunds True Market Value for the vehicle. All other figures are national averages for five years of ownership and are averaged over all available of trim lines.

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