24/7 Wall St. Most Expensive Cars to Own List Excludes Most Expensive Cars
You don’t have to read far to realize this list of the Most Expensive Cars to Own is crap. In fact, you can pretty much count on it after seeing “24/7 Wall St.”—which named Los Angeles as a great place to live car-free—at the top of the page. But this latest list goes to hell from the first description of the first car: “The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, a luxury grand tourer, has been in production since 2010. Since that time, it has been the most expensive vehicle on the market.”
As we all know, this is not true.
At 210k, the SLS isn’t cheap, but it’s far from the most expensive. Bentley, Bugatti, Ferrari, Lamborghini, McLaren, Pagani, and Rolls-Royce all make cars which start well north of 210k. And cost of ownership? A new set of tires for the Veyron costs 40k! There’s also the fact that Audi’s R8 came in at number two, while its corporate cousin—the much-pricier Lamborghini Gallardo—remains absent. You don’t have to be mechanic to know Lamborghinis aren’t cheap to fix, or that they catch on fire. All the time.
These calculations were done using Edmunds’ “True Cost to Own® ” variables, which aren’t available for cars like the Lamborghini Aventador, Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe, or Ferrari 458 Italia, so it seems there should be a disclaimer, saying something like “this list of most expensive cars to own doesn’t factor in the world’s most expensive cars,” or better yet, “please stop reading now.” Otherwise, it just seems kind of silly, like using the value of Iraq’s dinar to compute how much an appetizer at TGI Friday’s will cost.
And seriously Autoblog, I’d expect you guys to know better.
Here’s the full list:
- Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
- Audi R8
- BMW ALPINA B7
- Mercedes-Benz CL-Class
- Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
- Lexus LS 600h L
- Mercedes-Benz G-Class
- BMW ActiveHybrid 7
- Land Rover Range Rover
- Nissan GT-R
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