Info on repairs

which brand has the best cost for maitenance and repair

Consumer Reports Annual Auto Issue in April shows Automaker report cards for the manufacturers. In 2009, Top four: Honda, Subaru, Toyota, Mazda. also provides similar level info.

Keep in mind every manufacturer has some big losers.

Why do you ask?  With a few exceptions, there is not enough difference to make me buy one car over another.

At one time, CR supplied both frequency of repair, and cost figures. There can be a difference. Older VW. Volvo. MB. Still, some folks simply do not mind a bit more cost, and are willing to take higher costs to get a car they really like, over one that is cheaper but puts them to sleep.