Km's Travelled/Running Costs
(Writen by Andrew Cowton in 2002 - Webmaster)
Folks, after all have posted their Km's and Model Year (MY) the result is that from 25 observations we tend to average 10,000 km's (9,539.63kms) a year across most years.
The exception being the latter i.e. GTS's which seem to be lower, possibly due
to their 'collector' value, but also the sample size's are limited.
What surprised me was how consistent the 10,000km's a year figure was across the years, after taking account of exceptions with low/high readings.
The full details are as follows;
What does it mean?
It's up to your interpretation, but to me it suggests
that the standard mileage we should be expecting in Australian conditions
is 10,000 kms per year age of the car.
It also probably means that we spend;
- About $1,350pa on fuel at 15l/100 kms average based on 90c/l
- About $1,350 pa on 'normal' servicing assuming
- $700 (minor)
- $2,000 (major) at 10,000km intervals averaged over 2 years.
- About $700pa on tyres, assuming approximately $350ea and 20,000 km's life.
and if you include say $600pa for 'other' repair, incidentals etc, you get approximately $4,000pa in running
costs (excl registration, insurance, etc.)
I don't claim that the above figures are right/wrong or indifferent, just my guess as to costs based on what I know and based on
an 'average' and none of us are that (average) so individual costs will vary substantially.
Thanks and Kind Regards, Andrew Cowton '84 928S2 Auto, Melbourne.