I Have Some Good Ideas for that Other $850

Joseph Rose is reporting on a survey indicating that Oregon is among the lowest cost states to own a motor vehicle. Among the cost differentials, an average of $157 in taxes and fees compared to $1,058 nationally.

Imagine how many sidewalks we could build with that other $850/car…


4 Responses to I Have Some Good Ideas for that Other $850

  1. Ron Swaren
    August 21, 2013 at 10:19 pm Link

    Geez, do you suppose the lack of sever winter weather in Oregon has anything to do with vehicle durability, hence general cost? And it was even cheaper to operate a motor vehicle here when you weren’t required to have insurance. I guess the renter population drives the insurance cost up on the rest of us!
    Those were the days.

  2. was carless
    August 22, 2013 at 12:21 am Link

    [Moderator: Personally-directed remark removed–ES] Oregon has by far the lowest taxes of any state. Georgia, a state not known for snowstorms (what the hell does that have to do with this survey anyways?!) tops the list.

  3. dwainedibbly
    August 22, 2013 at 4:39 am Link

    It sounds like that survey doesn’t include insurance (I admit I haven’t read it, yet.) How do Oregon insurance rates compare to the rest of the country? If they’re high, that might offset some of the savings.

  4. Chris I
    August 22, 2013 at 7:54 am Link

    Oh god… why did I read the Oregonlive comment section…

    You idiots, and income tax has nothing to do with car ownership, that’s why they don’t factor it in…

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