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Old 04-18-2013, 11:43 AM  
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The average owner of a sedan has to shell out nearly $10,000 a year to own and operate that car, according to auto club AAA.

A new AAA reports shows, on average, the cost of driving 15,000 miles a year rose 1.17 cents to 60.8 cents per mile, or $9,122 per year. Overall, that's a roughly 2% increase on the cost of operating a car last year.

Auto club AAA studies five cost categories – maintenance, fuel, tires, insurance and depreciation – for its annual "Your Driving Costs" study.

The biggest percentage increase this year was in maintenance costs, which grew by 11.26% to 4.97 cents per mile, on average, for sedan owners. Average costs in all categories are lower for smaller vehicles and higher for bigger ones.

The maintenance cost estimates are based on the cost to maintain a vehicle and perform needed repairs for five years and 75,000 miles, including labor expenses, replacement part prices and the purchase of an extended warranty.

"As a vehicle gets older you tend to encounter more significant repair costs," says Michael Calkins, AAA's manager of technical services.

Since last year's study, there were substantial increases in labor and parts costs for some models, and a significant rise in the price of extended warranties. "People are keeping cars longer," Calkins says. "Extended warranties are seeing a bit of an increase in claims. That's where the costs have gone up."

The second biggest increase: Insurance costs, which rose 2.76%, or $28, to an annual average of $1,029. AAA's insurance cost estimates are based on a low-risk driver with a clean driving record.

Fuel costs rose 1.93% to 14.45 cents per mile for the average sedan owner. The actual average cost of regular gas went up 3.84% to $3.49 per gallon; but several of the vehicles in the AAA study had small improvements in fuel efficiency, which partially offset the fuel cost increase.

Depreciation costs, which had dropped in last year's study, ticked upward slightly, by .78% to $3,571 a year. That might be because, as new vehicle sales recover, more used cars are available, which has softened the resale value of clean older models, Calkins says.

"The length of time people keep cars has been going up for the past several years, since the real estate crash," he says. "The average age of the vehicle on the road now is 11.1 years. It's not just for financial reasons that people are keeping cars long. The quality of the cars is also improving."

Tire costs did not change from last year, remaining at about one cent per mile, on average, for sedan owners.

AAA has published "Your Driving Costs" since 1950. That year, gas cost 27 cents a gallon, and it cost about 9 cents a mile to drive 10,000 miles a year


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Old 04-19-2013, 11:57 AM   #61
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Yeah, reading the thread would've helped, then you would know that we only put 5-6,000 miles on two of the vehicles each year. I don't see why it's that hard to believe that I can make it through a year without any repairs when we're not driving the shit out of them.

As far as my van, I guess I was just lucky with it because I never had to take it into a shop for anything, the few problems I had with it I was able to repair myself.
Yeah, I went with what was listed and just gave my opinion lol. Good deal for you though on the van.
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Old 04-19-2013, 02:14 PM   #62
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Old 04-20-2013, 07:20 PM   #63
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Old 04-20-2013, 07:39 PM   #64
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Old 04-20-2013, 07:40 PM   #65
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Holy shit, I thought I was good!

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Old 04-20-2013, 07:41 PM   #66
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Old 04-20-2013, 07:51 PM   #67
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I lied it has 46k 80k is good too
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Old 04-20-2013, 07:53 PM   #68
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Old 04-20-2013, 09:30 PM   #69
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If u always like driving new stuff and don't like having to worry about maintenance, not a bad idea I guess.
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Old 04-20-2013, 10:08 PM   #70
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Old 04-20-2013, 10:16 PM   #71
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Where can I buy a 4 year old car in good condition for 30% of it's original sticker? Or maybe Dave Ramsey is full of shit.
You probably can, but it would have to be some piece of crap like a Kia that doesn't hold any resale value.
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Old 04-20-2013, 10:21 PM   #72
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Old 04-20-2013, 10:22 PM   #73
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Old 04-20-2013, 10:24 PM   #74
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Where can I buy a 4 year old car in good condition for 30% of it's original sticker? Or maybe Dave Ramsey is full of shit.
It is definitely the bold part.
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Old 04-20-2013, 10:27 PM   #75
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****, I wouldn't pay that much for one of those things.
Actually new Kia Rios are only like $16.5K sticker with a decent level of options. Cars just don't depreciate that fast anymore.
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