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The Mercury Cars Guide : July 24th 2010
Saturday, July 24, 2010 Classifieds 62 300 400 • carsguide.com.au ---11 costs SMALL MERCY: The Hyundai i30 was the cheapest to run in the small car class. ECONOMICAL: Kia Magentis was the cheapest to run in the medium car class. AUSTRALIAN MADE: The Toyota Aurion was the cheapest to run in the large car class. Here's what the NRMA found for each class of car this year Light cars Running costs are down thanks to falling petrol prices, the arrival of the ''benchmark'' $12,490 Suzuki Alto and some expensive cars from last year's survey no longer on sale. Small cars Increased buying prices plus higher running costs offset the savings from petrol prices coming down. Medium cars Biggest reduction in weekly running costs thanks to a fall in petrol prices, depreciation and maintenance costs. However there were slight rises in annual fees and average tyre costs. Large cars Costing more because the purchase price of these cars was up by an average of nearly $14,000 before insurance and on-road costs. People movers Hit by rising costs and hits from depreciation. The report found: ''Families looking for space and practicality have been hit the hardest with more than an $11 increase over the 2008 estimates.'' Small SUVs Costs down thanks to fuel prices dropping but that was offset by higher annual fees and charges. Medium SUVs Second-best category in terms of costs coming down. Large SUVs More expensive to run due to increased costs. Times they are a-changin' IT cost a lot less to run your car 40 years ago, figures provided by the NRMA this week showed. Of course wages and the cost of living were a lot less then and cars of 40 years ago were very basic compared to the current machines. In 1970, the NRMA calculated the running costs of four vehicles. They roughly fit into four of the current classes of cars--- light cars, small cars, medium cars and, of course, large cars. The NRMA says that back in 1970 a gallon of super petrol cost 42c. That converts to just 9.24 cents/litre. UNBREAKABLE HILUX 267 ARGYLE STREET, HOBART | www.co-optoyota.com.au Used Vehicle Sales 6230 1966 *Saving based on normal recommended drive away price. Prices apply until close of business Saturday 24/7/10. Photos depict model only. 12531 2007 TOYOTA AURION TOURING 2008 TOYOTA HILUX SR DUAL CAB 4X4 TURBO DIESAL 2007 MAZDA 6 CLASSIC WAGON $37,990 $20,990 $23,990 BOTH NEW AND USED CARS NOW OPEN ALL DAY 9AM TO 4PM! 2007 MITSUBISHI LANCER VELOCITY $14,990 SENSATIONAL VALUE! ONLY BRAND NEW TOYOTA COROLLA ASCENT $20,990DRIVE AWAY FROM ONLY AMAZING USED CAR DEALS! New Vehicle Sales 6230 1957 HURRY! 2008 TOYOTA HILUX SR X-TRA CAB 2007 TOYOTA COROLLA ASCENT AUTO $14,990 $26,990 READY FOR WORK MUST BE SEEN AMAZING VALUE! SAVE $4,019*
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