Car Ownership Cost Calculator

The Volvo has stolen $214,177.23 from our son’s college education. 

Calculate how many grande latte’s you could be buying with the money you spent on that last muffler job:

"The Real Costs of Car Ownership." 

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    some of what I’ve read.

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