Models by Toyota Motor Corp. dominated’s True Cost to Own list for ’04 models. Overall, 15 of the 27 segments were topped by Japanese auto makers. Toyota’s Echo had the lowest relative ownership cost in its market segment (coupe under $15,000), while the Scion xA and xB took top honors in the sedan under $15,000 and wagon under $15,000 categories, respectively. The Toyota Matrix was the lowest cost-to-own wagon under $25,000, while the MR2 Spyder was tops in the convertible ...

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