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US: study shows car operating and ownership costs decrease


According to a new study released by the US motorist association AAA, the cost of owning and operating a car could bring a pleasant surprise, as it’s forecasted to dip slightly. The organization’s “2014 Your Driving Costs” research shows that an average vehicle would bring rather hefty yearly costs - of around $8,876, but on the other hand this figure would ...
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