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Australia's cheapest cars to operate
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25th Jun 2015
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Australia's cheapest cars to operate

The recently launched Suzuki Celerio replaced the Alto in showrooms earlier this year, and now has replaced it as Australia’s cheapest new car to own and run, according to the RACV. The motoring group’s annual running costs survey found the ($12,990 drive-away) Celerio manual costs $97.65 in average weekly running costs in Victoria, or about 34 cents per kilometre using average weekly travel distances as a baseline.
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Mike Costello
Australian motorists pay $3800 to keep their cars on the road
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24th Sep 2013
1 min read

Australian motorists pay $3800 to keep their cars on the road

Research by the Commonwealth Bank has revealed Australian motorists pay more than $3800 every year to keep their cars on the road. According to an AAP report, the bank's data reveals fuel is the greatest expense for car owners – over 40 per cent of an owner's total costs – while other factors such as car washing and parking can cost drivers more than $100 each year. Insurance costs an average of $407 each year, another major expense for drivers.
Alex Gibson
ACCC launches investigation into fuel price information sharing
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4th May 2012
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ACCC launches investigation into fuel price information sharing

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) has launched a formal investigation into whether petrol stations could be ripping off consumers by sharing information on fuel prices. The ACCC is concerned the current petrol price sharing arrangements, which “allow for the private and very frequent exchange of comprehensive price information between the major petrol retailers” may breach the Competition and Consumer Act 2010.
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Tim Beissmann
2011 J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Survey US results
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22nd Mar 2011
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2011 J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Survey US results

Ford's luxury car brand in the US, Lincoln, has topped recent survey for original buyer vehicle dependability. The J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Survey took into account more than 43,700 original car owners of vehicles that were three years old (2008 model year), and recorded any problems that arose in the past 12 months.
Brett Davis
Suzuki June sales on track for another record year
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5th Jul 2010
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Suzuki June sales on track for another record year

Suzuki sold a total of 2342 cars in June, up nearly 14 per cent compared to last year's figure. It was the third best month in the company’s history too. Year to date sales total 12,327, an increase of more than 23 per cent over last year and two per cent higher than the company’s record 2008 figure.
Brett Davis