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Wyoming, Louisiana, And Florida Are The Most Expensive States For Car Owners

Wyoming, Louisiana, And Florida Are The Most Expensive States For Car Owners

Cars are pricey these days -- and they're quickly getting pricier. But a new ride costs more than the sum printed on the window sticker, and sadly, many shoppers fail to consider the costs of car ownership when looking for their next vehicle. In some places, that's not such a big deal, but in... read more

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Traffic in Atlanta, Georgia during rush hour (via Wikimedia)

Survey Flawed: Georgia Probably Isn't The Most Expensive State For Car Owners After All

Back in August, Bankrate released a study of the costs of car ownership. After analyzing a range of factors -- including registration fees, fuel costs, and insurance -- the... read more September 30, 2013 by 


 
Map of the U.S.A.

Georgia Is The Most Expensive State For Car Owners: How Does Your State Stack Up?

It's no secret: buying a car is a major investment. Sadly, shoppers often become fixated on the purchase price of a vehicle, forgetting that the cost of ownership includes... read more August 21, 2013 by  6


 
2013 Audi allroad

30 Days Of Audi Allroad: What's It Really Cost To Own?

As you might have gathered through our extended coverage of the 2013 Audi Allroad, we're quite charmed by this rugged, luxurious wagon. It's sensibly sized, very versatile... read more June 17, 2013 by  3


 
2013 Nissan Versa Sedan

Misers' Models: The Ten Cheapest Cars To Own

Back in the 1980s, the Yugo GV sold for a base price of just $3,990. Even adjusted for inflation, from 1986 to 2013 (about $8,400 in today's money), that's a steal—and... read more February 22, 2013 by  4


 
Map of the U.S.A.

Mississippi, Oklahoma Make Life Miserable For Motorists

Back in May, we gave you our picks for the best (and worst) states for drivers. Now, another organization has compiled a similar list, and we're intrigued to see some overlap... read more September 17, 2012 by  9


 
2012 Chevrolet Sonic, New York City launch event, October 2011

Kelley Blue Book Highlights Fuel-Sipper Cars With 5-Year Ownership Costs Under $30,000

With gasoline prices on the rise and summer travel months right around the corner, families looking to save money on new vehicle purchases over the long run have some... read more March 13, 2012 by 


 
2011 Hyundai Elantra

CR: Mini, Hyundai Dealerships Offer Best Repair Cost

If you have a Mini or an Acura, you're nearly as likely to find satisfaction with repairs at the dealership as if you were to go to an independent shop. But if you own a Kia... read more May 17, 2011 by  2


 
Car repair

Check Engine Light On? Keep Driving, And It Could Cost Much More

Some people, who are otherwise paragons of fiscal responsibility, can live in a state of denial about one thing in particular: that bright orange check-engine dashboard light... read more May 2, 2011 by  1


 
money

Driving Costs Rise This Year—And Gas Prices Aren’t Entirely To Blame

Driving has in the past year become significantly more expensive. And it's not all because of the price of gas. According to AAA, the cost of owning and operating a vehicle... read more April 6, 2011 by  1


 
2011 Hyundai Sonata 2.0T, La Jolla, California, October 2010

Charger, Sonata, Cruze Among Insurer-Rated Best-Value Vehicles

If you're wanting to keep costs down with your next vehicle, you'll want to pay attention here: The insurer USAA has compiled a list of best-value vehicles using three main... read more March 29, 2011 by 


 
2011 Toyota Avalon

Toyota, Volvo, GMC Named Best Value Based On Ownership Cost

The Toyota brand has won Vincentric's "Best Passenger Car Value in America for 2011" award, and Volvo is rated at the top among luxury brands. This is the seventh year that... read more March 1, 2011 by  8


 
2011 Chrysler Town & Country

Chrysler Town & Country Tops List Of Models With Lowest Insurance Cost

Are insurance premiums breaking the family budget? It might be time to ditch that sport sedan and consider a minivan. Compared to some roadsters and sport sedans, the... read more January 12, 2011 by 


 
money

Fewer Auto-Insurance Claims In 2010, Yet Premiums Are Rising

After average auto-insurance premiums for U.S. families have fallen for five straight years through 2009, they're back on the rise. Premiums were up slightly in some parts of... read more December 27, 2010 by 


 
2011 Toyota Prius

Frugal Shopper: No, Hybrids Don't Cost More To Repair And Maintain

Hybrids like the 2011 Toyota Prius cost more to repair and maintain, right? It would seem, given all the additional technical complexity and computational wizardry in... read more November 24, 2010 by  8


 
2011 Lincoln MKX

Free Maintenance Added To All 2011 Lincoln Models

If you buy a new Lincoln, you'll probably feel a little less nickled-and-dimed at the dealership: Lincoln has added a Complimentary Maintenance Program to its entire lineup... read more November 11, 2010 by 


 
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