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Annual Cost Of Car Ownership Falls To $8,698

Annual Cost Of Car Ownership Falls To $8,698

Owning a car isn't cheap. First, there's the price of the vehicle, which now hovers north of $30,000, on average. Then there's the cost of maintenance, which can be a real headache in some parts of the country. Tack on the price of insurance, fuel, and the occasional pair of fuzzy dice, and you've... read more

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AAA Says Cost Of Car Ownership Has Fallen Over $200 In The Past Year

Owning a car is a major financial responsibility. Apart from paying for it -- which often includes negotiating a loan, adding hundreds or thousands of dollars to the purchase... read more May 12, 2014 by 


 
2014 Toyota Yaris

Toyota, Audi, Chevrolet: Best-Value Brands By Ownership Cost

Toyota sells the passenger cars with the lowest operating costs, on a brand basis, while Audi offers the best value among luxury cars; meanwhile Chevrolet tops all other... read more March 25, 2014 by 


 
2013 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive  -  Quick Drive, May 2013

Will Low Resale Values Spoil The Cost Benefits Of Electric-Car Ownership?

What do the Nissan Leaf, Fiat 500e, and Smart Fortwo Electric Drive (ED) all have in common? Yes, they're all electric vehicles; but they're also among the models estimated... read more December 28, 2013 by 


 
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  0


 
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


 
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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  0


 
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  0


 

 
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