Fall 2009 Auto Guide
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10 most expensive cars to own and drive

5. Porsche 911 Convertible Turbo
With an extra-cost options list as long as your arm, this two-seat drop-top offers an array of customizing choices. A 480-horsepower, 3.6-liter twin-turbo flat six-cylinder engine funnels output to all four wheels through a six-speed manual transmission. It gets to 60 miles per hour in less than four seconds.
Starting price: $141,650
5-year total: $159,393
Cost per mile: $2.13.

6. Audi A8 L W12
The "L" in its name refers to this luxury sedan's stretched wheelbase, while the "W12" indicates it packs the potent 450-horsepower, 6-liter, W-12 engine under its hood. Fewer than six ticks of the clock are needed for the A8 L W12 to reach 60 miles per hour. Among its standard features are massaging front seats and four-zone automatic climate control.
Starting price: $122,625
5-year total: $153,588
Cost per mile: $2.05.

7. Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
The Zeus of 'Vettes, the ZR1 is a supercar by any measure. Motivating it to a zero to 60 time of just over three seconds is a 638-horsepower supercharged 6.2-liter, V-8. Although it doesn't possess the amount of high-end bric-a-brac many of the other entries on this list do, pound for pound and dollar for dollar it may just be the best sports car in the world.
Starting price: $106,620
5-year total: $146,096
Cost per mile: $1.95.

8. Porsche Cayenne Turbo S
The only SUV on this list, the Cayenne Turbo S packs Porsche performance into an off-road-capable all-wheel-drive uber package. Turning all four wheels is a 550-horsepower, 4.8-liter, twin-turbo V-8. Reaching 60 miles per hour from a stop takes a hair less than five seconds. A 14-speaker surround-sound audio system and a hard-drive-based navigation system are standard.
Starting price: $125,775
5-year total: $138,613
Cost per mile: $1.85.

9. BMW M6 Convertible
The high-performance version of the 6 Series, the M6 is fitted with a 500-horsepower 5-liter, V-10, providing this soft-top with zero to 60 sprints of less than five seconds. A 13-speaker Harman Kardon surround-sound audio system and adaptive xenon headlights are standard.
Starting price: $111,725
5-year total: $138,186
Cost per mile: $1.84.

10. Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG
No sedan better captures the sleek flow of a coupe's styling than the Mercedes-Benz CLS. In its hopped-up guise as the CLS63 AMG, it complements its drop-dead curb appeal with an asphalt-chomping 507-horsepower, 6.2-liter, V-8 engine. Reaching 60 miles per hour requires just a bit more than four seconds with a top speed of more than 180 miles per hour.
Starting price: $99,775
5-year total: $137,749
Cost per mile: $1.84.

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