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Don't get stuck on the purchase price. That's not the whole story when it comes to the costs of owning a car.

The real cost of having a car includes depreciation, insurance, fuel, maintenance and repairs.

What you want to know is, if you trade this car in in five years, how much money will you have ultimately spent?


By Peter Valdes Dapena @Money - Last updated June 06 2012: 3:56 PM ET
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