Motorist group AAA says the cost to own and operate a vehicle rose 4.8% last year. Here's a breakdown of what you're paying.
Gas: 9 cents per mile
Upkeep: 4 cents per mile
Registration fees: $427
Total cost per year: $6,496
Cars in this category include the Chevrolet Cobalt, Ford Focus, Honda Civic, Nissan Sentra and Toyota Corolla.
Cost per year also includes license fees, taxes, finance costs and vehicle depreciation. Based on a total of 15,000 miles per year.
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