Least expensive states to operate a car

  • Least expensive states to operate a car

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    1. Oregon

    Oregon's lack of state income taxes and its relatively short average commute makes it the nation's cheapest state to operate a car. BankRate estimates that the average driver will spend $380 annually on repairs; a paltry $157 on taxes and fees; $942 on gasoline and $724 on insurance for a total annual operating cost of $2,203.


    Notably, GoBanking rates says that you can find an auto loan for an average 3 percent rate in Oregon, too. However, those who are members of a credit union can do better, the site says. First Community Credit Union is offering 36-month new car loans for just 0.99 percent.

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