Arizona 6th in the nation for motor vehicle expenses

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by Warren Trent

Video report by Gary Harper/ 3OYS

Posted on August 21, 2013 at 10:31 PM

Updated Monday, Aug 26 at 12:27 PM

PHOENIX - According to a Bankrate.com report, it costs the average Arizonan $3,886 per year to operate a motor vehicle. That's the sixth most expensive in the country.

The national average is $3,201 per year.

The report accounted for gas, insurance, repairs, taxes and fees in each state.

Here's a quick breakdown: Georgia is the most expensive at $4,233. That's followed by California, Wyoming, Rhode Island, Nevada and then Arizona.

As far as the cheapest state to maintain your vehicle, it's Oregon at $2,204 per year. The typical Beaver State resident drives about 16 percent fewer miles than the national average. Plus Oregonians don't pay a state sales tax, and their car insurance is lower.

For more information, visit www.bankrate.com/finance/auto/car-ownership-costs-by-state.aspx

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