Most and least expensive states for car owners

Find out which 5 states take the biggest bite out of your annual car ownership budget and which 5 take it easy on your wallet.

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Oct 4, 2013 9:42AM
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Car insurance takes a hit every year because of illegal's driving without insurance, now the dumbazz elected officials and governor of our state allow the dmv to give temp licenses to them.  I know it's my opinion and many others about illegally being here, please go back to your country and come here the legal way.
Oct 4, 2013 8:33AM
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When I entered the state of Oregon from the south back in "72 there was a big green official-looking  sign that said "Welcome to Oregon. Enjoy your stay, then go home."
Oct 4, 2013 9:43AM
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Oregon sounds perfect.......if you are living in your car!

 

They more than make up for the lowest "car" costs with other taxes, especially property taxes.

Oct 8, 2013 1:19PM
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I love Oregon, we have only lived here a couple of years but I wish we had moved sooner. In California we owned half an acre, in Oregon we own an acre and pay less than half in property taxes of what we paid in California. Our car registration is so much lower than California I cant even compare. People are helpful and much more friendly than in California. The quality of life for me is so much richer, and being retired, and no longer the rat race of California. 
Oct 4, 2013 10:03AM
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I'm confused about the listing of Indiana among the 'least expensive' category.  I have had many family and friends from there (still do), and have heard for years about the high cost of vehicle registration, that can make buying newer, luxury cars unaffordable.  Supposedly, that's why you see so many 'junkers' on Indiana roads.  Can anyone fill me in?
Oct 4, 2013 10:19AM
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Surprises me, because gas is so high here in Oregon.  We ended up going with electric vehicles.  Hope DMV doesn't see this and decide to increase all their fees!
Oct 4, 2013 10:04AM
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I don't know where they got this $157 number.  I give the State $64 every 2 years for registration and that's it.  There are two counties that do smog checks but why anybody wants to live in Portland or Eugene.
Sep 26, 2013 2:12PM
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How is the national average of highway miles driven 10,110 in #2 least expensive but in #3 most expensive it says the national average of vehicle miles traveled per person 9,590? 

Oct 4, 2013 12:19PM
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I agree about Georgia being number one I just wonder where the money goes it's not for roads. We have the worst kept up roads and the mowing around the roads is never done, go to Fla. Ala. NC or SC and look at there roads 100 times better shape
Oct 4, 2013 9:42AM
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In 1972 that may have been the case, but today Oregon has many transplants from all over. Oregonians welcomed me in 2005 and many of my acquaintances & friends are from other states!

A beautiful state, with very nice folks and very reasonable auto expenses! 

Oct 4, 2013 9:42AM
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Oregon may be the least expensive but it has the worst drivers I have EVER experienced!!!  Tail gating...and I mean so close you can't see their license plate behind you...and it seems to be especially fun  at 75 MPH on the freeway....the state hobby!

Oct 12, 2013 9:46AM
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Also, what do they mean that geographical location has little impact on vehicle depreciation?  Southern cars last longer because there is not the salt and sand on the roads to rot them out underneath!  Many times in Maine, a brand-new car will only last about four or five seasons and then they are too rusted out to pass inspection!

Oct 12, 2013 9:39AM
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Georgia has an average of $1,129 spent per year for gasoline???  That CAN'T be correct... that would mean spending less than $100 per month on gas!  I hardly drive at all (I mostly walk, bike, carpool, and hitch-hike), and I have a car that gets about 30 mpg, yet I am lucky if I only have to spend 100 bucks a month of gas.  I think that's a typo there... even with the best of gas mileage and prices per gallon, that would still work out to only about 20 miles per day... I can’t believe that.
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