Cost of auto ownership
Cost of auto ownership
...on an annual basis, the cost of gasoline is nothing compared with the cost of capital depreciation on your car. Here are the numbers from AAA's latest survey of the annual costs of car ownership:

$3,392 -- depreciation
$1,425 -- gasoline (@ last year's 2.40 a gallon)
$926 -- insurance
$735 -- maintenance
$716 -- auto loan finance charges
$150 -- tires
$490 -- other
$7,834 -- total

J.C. Whitney

More recent estimate - another perspective

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