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The Bottom Line: Toyota Camry LE

July 30, 1998

Each month, Highway 1 details the average five-year cost of owning new and used versions of a popular vehicle model sold in Southern California. The chart, prepared by the publisher of the IntelliChoice car ownership cost guide, also shows how California five-year ownership costs differ from the national average. Here, we look at the Camry LE, a four-door sedan with the optional V-6 engine.

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New (1998) Used (1993) S. Cal. National S. Cal. National Target Purchase Price $23,950 $23,300 $12,077 $12,077 COSTS: Depreciation 10,391 9,741 5,029 5,029 Financing 5,294 4,684 2,960 2,968 Fuel 3,895 3,931 4,977 4,963 Insurance 8,511 7,632 5,650 5,578 Maintenance 3,672 3,606 9,471 9,306 Repairs 575 575 320 320 State Fees 1,075 932 615 470 Cumulative five-year cost 33,413 31,101 29,022 28,634

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Source: IntelliChoice Inc.

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