AAA study of car costs

Your Average Yearly Cost to Own a Car: $9,122

Posted on 04/16/2013 by |Money and Work | Comments

Bulletin Today | Money & SavingsWe may be holding onto our cars longer and forgoing buying new vehicles, but it’s still costing us more for our wheels. A new report by the auto club AAA says the average owner of a sedan who drives 15,000 miles a year pays $9,122 a year to own and operate that car. That comes to 60.8 cents per mile, about 2 percent more than last year. Driving a four-wheel drive SUV? Then you’re shelling out $11,599 a year. Smaller …