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What cars have the highest repair bills?

One hand fixing the other
CBS News released a report on Monday which shows what cars have the fewest and least expensive repairs. In spite of the recall beating, Toyota took the top spot with its 2009 Corolla. Hyundai came in second.

The report covers model years 2001 to 2011 and looks at repairs that occurred in the last year. The report came out of CarMD originally, apparently, which is a service aimed at letting car owners know what is wrong with their car and what repair costs for problems ought to be.

CarMD based its data on mechanic info they say and not the owner survey reports that Consumer Reports gets from their reliability survey.

Luxury brands were generally worse, even though you'd think they'd rank better than non-lux brands.

You can check how reliable your car model is at CarMD's website, click here.

As for Toyota, taking the number one spot in this survey comes in the shadow of the latest Toyota recall - which hit the Avalon, Camry, Sienna, Solara, Highland and even its Lexus ES330 and RX330 and RX400h, all for model years 2004 - 2006. The latest recall is for a faulty crankshaft pulley in V6 engines which can lead to loss of power steering. Continuing their policy of apparently trying to keep recalls quiet as long as possible, Toyota isn't telling owners about this recall because they don't have an adequate supply of replacement parts, according to a report in the Christian Science Monitor on Nov. 9.

Check out CarMD to see what repairs cost for your car before you fork over big money, so you don't waste your money.

And if you've got a lemon Toyota and the dealer isn't helping you out, call us on our Toll Free Toyota Lemon Law Hotline at 1.888.331.6422 or email us right now. We know how to get their attention. It's what we do, getting rid of lemon cars and getting consumers back their money.

Burdge Law Office
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