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Q: Is this a practical, long term vehicle for a family?

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Would this vehicle be a money pit in up keep?

My car has 32915 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: This vehicle can become a money pit if it i...

This vehicle can become a money pit if it is not maintained properly. The maintenance costs of this vehicle are slightly higher than comparible models due to the fact that it is a Volvo/Jaguar product. I would recommend considering the maintenence costs of an entire year and dividing by twelve to determine the monthly maintenance expenses of this vehicle. I would then do the same thing with comparible models to determine which vehicle will be the most cost efficient. You will want to know how many gallons the fuel tank holds, how many quarts of oil it holds, how much the filters cost, etc. Once you know this information, comparing vehicles should be a breeze.

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