Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Miles of Smiles for Winner of Our $500 Fuel Voucher Giveaway

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Miles of Smiles for Winner of Our $500 Fuel Voucher Giveaway

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HOW much is your car hurting your hip pocket?

By swapping a large vehicle for a small one, you can save around $100 a week.

Suzuki's Celerio was named Australia's cheapest car to run for a second consecutive year in RACQ's latest Vehicle Running Costs survey, costing owners just over $5000 per year. The average weekly cost of the Celerio was listed at $97.44.

The most expensive? The electric Tesla Model X 75D, a new addition to the survey, was the most expensive at $25,141, or $483.48 per week.

The report examined a sample of 137 popular vehicles across 20 categories - taking into account all expenses associated with normal car ownership including purchase price, interest, fuel, new tyres, servicing, insurance and depreciation.

It found it is now officially cheaper to own and operate an SUV in Queensland than it is a large family sedan with the Mazda CX5 medium sized SUV is now $1522 cheaper to own and operate at $9735 per year than the Holden Commodore Evoke sedan. …

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