It’s often said that running a car is more expensive than public transport. From 1996 – 2008 I travelled 178,000km in the mighty Uno. A few seconds in Quicken revealed how much it cost:
|Sum of Cost||$/Year|
|Other Auto (Insurance/WOF etc)||$4,228.31||$352.36|
|Service (Everything inc tyres)||$13,498.98||$1,124.92|
It’s about $0.23/km. Almost certainly cheaper than a bus, my work commute was $55/week, plus I could go anywhere – literally to Bluff – when I wanted and it was fun (which buses aren't).