Volkswagen Polo and Skoda Rapid have become the most expensive foreign cars to maintain

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Maintenance costs have increased significantly

Director of service for the Fresh automobile marketplace, Alexander Nosko, in a conversation with Rossiyskaya Gazeta, revealed information about which mass-segment cars cost their owners the most.

On average in Russia, the cost of car servicing this year has increased by 21%. However, some models in the mass segment have become particularly uneconomical in terms of operation. Popular models Volkswagen Polo and Skoda Rapid are mentioned.

Volkswagen Polo and Skoda Rapid
Volkswagen Polo and Skoda Rapid

Volkswagen Polo and Skoda Rapid have become the most expensive foreign cars to maintain

The average car enthusiast in Russia drives about 17,000 km per year, which means that in five years he will have to visit the service six times. It will cost the owner of a Volkswagen Polo 68,559 rubles, and the driver of a Skoda Rapid will pay 85,225 rubles.

Nosko emphasized that the most expensive aspects in servicing foreign cars today, in addition to fuel, are the prices of spare parts and consumables.

Optics for cars from Korean manufacturers have risen in price by 36–47% in 2023, and bumpers, headlights and catalytic converters for Japanese and French cars have increased in price by about 90%, depending on the model. The wholesale cost of transmission and motor oils has increased to 1,000 rubles per liter.

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