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Just bored and was tallying up monthly spendings, and found out my car's murdering me a bit! out of interest really, how much does your car cost you to run?

Car: Toyota Supra TT

Year: 1993/4

Fuel: normally get away with about £100-120 but have spent £20 a day, 3 days a week since janruary due to working in Basingstoke and Uni in Reading, so expecting £320 this month

Insurance: £460 after the cost of two months was added on over 5 months..

£780 :eek: that's over 8k a year!

Maintenance a year: probably keep about £1.5k for it, some years will be less, some may be more. Especially when you have friends who put diesel in your tank by accident!

My rover coop:

Year: 1996

Insurance: Included in above, if on it's own, probably about £190

fuel: If I was using it all the time, about £170

£360 max so around 4k annualy

Maintenance, virtually nothing as parts are cheap and majour services are well spread..

edit: forgot tax, £90 a year on both :laugh:
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Car: Fiat Punto (Active?)

Year: 2006

Fuel: before uni, last summer I spent about 400 pound a month on petrol driving from st.annes to manchester via preston and back every weekday (although I used to razz it a bit (well as much razzing as a fiat punto can do :p:) I've now calmed down to save some money). now at uni -depending on whether i go home for any weekends. between £20 and £100 or something. usually about £40 though.

Insurance: is 600 pound for 10 months I think.. so £60 pound a month

tax: £115 year so like a tenner ish for a month.

Maintenance a year: well service cost £160...someone recently reversed into my bumper, dislodging it from the rivet so that needs fixing. and I need an MOT this year.

Man..driving costs so much.
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atm and roughly till april it will be about 300 pound a monthish BASIC cus my insurance has gone up a bit and I have to pay for my last three months 160 quid(cus I passed my test they banged the excess on :rolleyes:) I get about 25-30 pound petrol every week really....yeah so 300 quid(Y) lcuky I've saved up some money eh :rolleyes: but usually it would be about 200 quid a month so not tooooooo bad......(including petrol) but I can scrimp on petrol though...and I make sure I'm never even close to running out. 120 quid a year on tax. about 50-100 quid on MOT stuff and mantienance 200 quid if that. My mechanic is brilliant and my cars a good little girl :p:sooooo maxxxxxxxxxx 5000 but realistically 3000 and if I was really econonimical and scrimped I bet I could scrape through on 2000 :p: hehe- per year.
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My car before I came to Uni:

Subaru Legacy 2.5

Year: '99

Fuel: about £120 a month I guess, I only did a long journey once a week.

Insurance: £150

Maintenance: £400

Tax: £180(?) a year = £15 a month


Approx Monthly Total: £685

Approx Monthly Earnings: £200... hence why I sold it before uni
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Car - Fiat Punto Sport! Woop woop

Year - 2003

Fuel - £150 per month due to working in manchester but at uni in preston and going home too

Insurance - £400/£500 (but comes from bank of daddy!)

Tax - £110 per year

MOT & Services etc - This year £150 as my exhaust fell off!!
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Car: Peugeot 206

Year: 2005

Fuel: erm, normally i put in £40 every 2 weeks. i used a bit more over xmas because i travelled to both lincoln and brighton.. so £80 a month.

Insurance: currently at £1200 due to 2 accidents in my first year of driving.. should come down to £800 when i renew the end of the month.

Tax: i think it's aorund the £80 mark but i haven't actually checked yet.

so £80 + £100 + £80 = £260 a month. WOW. expensive ****e :p:
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Car: Yaris

Year: 99

Fuel: £<40! believe me if you drive normally that will get you anywhere. ive had 65mpg on motorway before at normal speeds!

Insurance: £45 per month not including £150 years deposit.

Tax: £60 for 6 months.

so about £100 a month maximum really.
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Car: Range Rover

Fuel: Varies, anything from £50-£300 a month

Insurance: £80 a month

Maintenance: Allow around £500 a year. So just over £40 a month. Normally much less than this though - gotta love cheap parts!

Tax: £180 a year. So £15 a month

All in: Around £250ish a month.
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my car (2007 peugeot 107) costs me approx £300 per month inc repayment, insurance and petrol... I work full time now and can easily afford it, but I plan to sell the car before September as I might come stuck trying to find that kind of money on a monthly basis when at Uni
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(Original post by jaw)
Just bored and was tallying up monthly spendings, and found out my car's murdering me a bit! out of interest really, how much does your car cost you to run?

Car: Toyota Supra TT

Year: 1993/4

Fuel: normally get away with about £100-120 but have spent £20 a day, 3 days a week since janruary due to working in Basingstoke and Uni in Reading, so expecting £320 this month

Insurance: £460 after the cost of two months was added on over 5 months..

£780 :eek: that's over 8k a year!

Maintenance a year: probably keep about £1.5k for it, some years will be less, some may be more. Especially when you have friends who put diesel in your tank by accident!

My rover coop:

Year: 1996

Insurance: Included in above, if on it's own, probably about £190

fuel: If I was using it all the time, about £170

£360 max so around 4k annualy

Maintenance, virtually nothing as parts are cheap and majour services are well spread..

edit: forgot tax, £90 a year on both :laugh:
Jaw, so consider you make 18k a year which is a reasonable amount. and your spending 12k a year just on cars. how do you afford to live? there are actually some people out there who make only 12k a year for everything lol
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Focus 1.6 - 60p/mile or about £80 a week, so £400 a month i think. That includes absolutly everything inc. depreciation, fuel, tyres, insurance, tax, MOT.. yada yada yada the full works.
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Jaw, so consider you make 18k a year which is a reasonable amount. and your spending 12k a year just on cars. how do you afford to live? there are actually some people out there who make only 12k a year for everything lol
lol, I make about 21k now, plus what I get from dj-ing it's still much too much money on the car though! hence why it's going
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Renault clio 51 plate

Fuel - about £60 a month

Insurance - £75 a month (always pay my insurance all off when its due £900 next month)

Repairs - Probably around £50 a month (worked out by what i've spent on it in total for the year i've had it)

Tax - £10 a month

All together £200 ish a month which isnt too bad really
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Porsche carerra S

Fuel : Mom pays for it seeign as thoguh its her car, bu I use it most days.

Insurance:£1300/anum

Reapirsads job

Tax: no idea

All together: I'm very lucky to ahev money to spend on other things than my car
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Porsche carerra S

Fuel : Mom pays for it seeign as thoguh its her car, bu I use it most days.

Insurance:£1300/anum

Reapirsads job

Tax: no idea

All together: I'm very lucky to ahev money to spend on other things than my car
*spits out his coffee!*
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But its not my car: I only get to use it on certain week days and the weekends as dads around to take mum around.

I'd much rather have a car that was my own
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But its not my car: I only get to use it on certain week days and the weekends as dads around to take mum around.

I'd much rather have a car that was my own
switch places then? lol
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lol if you want to be seen in a girls car, fair dos.

Gladly accept offer.
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Well, I wouldn't call a 911 a 'girl's car'.
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:ditto: I'd say a 911 is far from a girls car.

But I would never say no.


(Original post by Deep1989)
lol if you want to be seen in a girls car, fair dos.
surely you're shooting yourself in the foot there.. in your eyes: you're driving a 'girls car'
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