Saturday, November 25, 2006

Costs a bomb to run a car!

Goes like a bomb - and costs one
Miles Brignall Guardian tells sus that owning and running a petrol engine car is an expensive business, whether you use the vehicle or not. Figures produced annually by the AA Motoring Trust show that medium-sized cars (costing £10,000- £13,000) set their owners back more than £2,600 a year in standing charges alone. That figure covers depreciation, insurance, road tax and breakdown cover - and that's before you put a drop of petrol in the tank or get the vehicle serviced.
Once you include all running costs, owners are paying £3,425 a year - even if they cover just 5,000 miles a year. The figure rises to £4,300 for those driving a typical 10,000 miles a year. ..