Vehicle Operating Costs 2018

The results from the RACT Vehicle Operating Costs survey for 2018 are in and have found the average cost of owning a car in Tasmania has risen by 3% to more than $217 per week.

‚ÄčTo help all Tasmanians find the most economical car for them, RACT conducts an annual Vehicle Operating Costs survey that assesses the cost of 138 vehicles in 14 categories. The survey gives new car buyers everything they need to know before they step into the car showroom.

The survey found that some of the most cost-effective vehicles included the Mitsubishi Mirage ES at $105.37 per week, the Suzuki Swift GL Hatchback at $109.60 per week, the Kia Cerato S 5d Hatchback at $123.68 per week and the Suzuki Vitara RT-S at $142.84 per week.

Additional costs such as rising fuel prices, servicing, registration and insurance can significantly increase the cost of owning a vehicle.

The results, along with our tips for buying a new car, can be found here: