Cost Of Running A Car In Ireland Drops
Updated : Jul 15, 2009
The cost of running the average family car has fallen by nearly 9pc in a year.
Families are spending 8.6pc -- or €1,049 -- less to run a 1.3 litre Ford Focus, a new Automobile Association (AA) survey shows. It now costs €11,156 to run the 'Tax Band C' car.
Costs related to owning diesel cars have fallen even more, with pump prices for these vehicles falling from highs of 142.9 cent last year to 104 cent.
Diesel car owners are now spending an average of €48 less per month on fuel.
AA public affairs manager Conor Faughnan said that "the fuel-cost reduction is the big factor" in the decreasing costs.
"Although we have seen prices rise since January, they are nowhere near as high as they were last year.
"In June 2008 petrol cost 130.5 cent per litre, it has now fallen to 116 cent. That difference alone saves the average motorist over €18 per month," Mr Faughnan said.