Ever wonder how much you're really paying to drive your car every year?
That's how much a person driving a medium sedan 15,000 miles a year can expect to pay, excluding loan payments. In coming up with the estimates below, AAA figures in average fuel, routine maintenance, tires, insurance, license and registration, loan finance charges and depreciation costs. Fuel prices are based on late-2005 national averages. AAA has been conducting this annual analysis since 1950. That year, driving a car 10,000 miles annually cost 9 cents a mile, and gasoline sold for 27 cents per gallon. Composite national average cost per-mile for 2006: 52.2 cents.