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Least expensive cars to own

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Find out which new cars are the cheapest to keep on the road

The great triumph of a frugal car buyer is to keep costs down, even after you've driven off the lot. Sure, the initial sticker price on a vehicle is a shock, but if subsequent costs like maintenance, fuel, loan interest, insurance and depreciation can be kept in check, well, hey, that's a win.What cars cost the least to own, once they've actually been purchased? Considering all the above variables, using data from Consumers Reports, here are the vehicles that require the smallest financial commitment in their class after five years' ownership. While the listed figures are in U.S. dollars, the figures quoted here should provide insight onto relative operating costs.*All figures in USD.Video: Parking gate beats down on car
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