Landcruiser Diesel Tops RACV Running Costs!

Submitted: Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 15:27
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RACV have released their latest weekly running costs comparison and the Landcruiser Diesel tops the list as the dearest vehicle. Now plse someone tell me why the Range Rover or other European vehicle isn't listed..? So do all you Diesel Cruiser owners spend $340 per week keeping your rig on the road..? I am of the opinion a Range Rover, Porsche Cayenne etc would cost considerably more than the ol faithful cruiser..? Here is their latest findings for the LARGE SUV category:

Vehicle Retail Price Trade in value after 5 years Depreciation Interest Rego, Insurance, Licence, RACV m'ship Fuel Tyres Servicing & Repairs Total Average Cents per Kilometre Total Average Cost per Week
Nissan Patrol 51,990 24,000 126.38 50.60 22.50 13.68 1.94 8.54 93.32 $269.19 /Week
Nissan Patrol 61,440 28,400 147.62 59.41 23.13 20.52 2.13 7.77 110.20 $317.89 /Week
Toyota Landcruiser 72,800 34,400 170.42 69.99 26.61 14.19 1.94 9.01 117.71 $339.55 / Week
Toyota Landcruiser 63,300 33,200 136.67 61.14 22.99 19.21 2.13 7.68 105.56 $304.51 /Week
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Reply By: Member - Oldplodder (QLD) - Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 15:59

Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 15:59
I think you will find that depreciation is the largest part of the cost.
Distorts the figures when comparing it to a $20,000.00 cheaper car like a Jazz.
The toyota at $72,800 is the most expensive, and therefore the highest depreciation!
Using the same costing method, my 1996 pajero would be at least 25% of that cost, only depreciating at about $1500.00 a year.
My 74 beetle would actually be paying me money, since I am slowly restoring it and the value is increasing, bought it for less than $1000.00 and after 2 years it is now worth $3000.00, and it doesn't cost $1000.00 a year to run. Rough guess using this method is that it costs me -$20.00 a week. Yep, that is right, minus $20.00 a week!
So much for figures.
Would be interesting to see the figures without the depreciation.

As you say, a RRover or a Cayenne would be even worse.
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Follow Up By: angler - Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 17:34

Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 17:34
NRMA has similar results

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My previous post seemed to fail ??
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Reply By: ACDC - Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 18:15

Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 18:15
It does'nt matter if you can't afford it as long as you can make the repayments!!
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Follow Up By: Kiwi Kia - Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 19:32

Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 19:32
If you really want see what running costs are like compare the cost of a new tyre on the Porsche Cayenne with something that us mere mortals drive.
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew W (VIC) - Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 21:12

Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 21:12
Not sure if it is true or not but a mate of mine bought a Cayenne, and put 22" alloys on it from new. he claims replacement tyres (at about 25,000 kms will cost him $1,000 per corner!!!
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Follow Up By: Kiwi Kia - Friday, Jun 23, 2006 at 06:36

Friday, Jun 23, 2006 at 06:36
Yep, thats in the ball park that I have heard also. The tyres are an odd (expensive) size / design.
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Follow Up By: Patrol22 - Friday, Jun 23, 2006 at 12:50

Friday, Jun 23, 2006 at 12:50
If'n yo can afford the Cyenne yo can afford the rubbers:-)
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