When trying to figure out which states in the U.S. have the lowest automobile ownership costs, would you guess that several states in the Midwest rank at the top? That's what Bankrate.com found when it took the average repair, insurance and fuel costs for each state and compared with them with one another.
Iowa tops the list of "cheapest" states in which to own a car at $1,942 per year, while Hawaii comes in at $2,145, Alabama at $2,381 and Wyoming (the most expensive state in which to own a car) at $2,705. For the the full list of where each stated ranked (the list doesn’t separate pickups from cars), visit KickingTires.com.
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