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$7,967 a year, or roughly 52.2 cents per mile. That’s how much a person driving a new-model, medium-sized sedan such as a Toyota Camry 15,000 miles a year can expect to pay annually. And that doesn’t even include loan payments.

In coming up with this estimate, the American Automobile Association figured in average fuel costs, routine maintenance, tires, insurance, license and registration, loan finance charges, and depreciation costs. AAA has been conducting the annual analysis since 1950, when driving a car 10,000 miles annually cost nine cents a mile, and gasoline sold for 27 cents per gallon.

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