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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Hawaii most expensive city to own a car, Edmunds.com says

Advertiser Staff

Hawai'i is the most expensive place in the nation to own a car, according to an analysis by Edmunds.com.

The automotive website said the five-year cost to own a car here, including financing, insurance, maintenance and repairs is $51,233. That compared with the nation's lowest rate, found in New Hampshire at $39,136.

Edmunds.com computed the gasoline and other costs on the basis of a car being driven 15,000 miles a year. That may have skewed Hawai'i's costs higher since average miles driven is thought to be two-thirds of the figure used in the survey.