Does the taxes amount include gas tax, or tolls?
I live in MA and my excise tax is $49/yr. My car is worth about $10k and my commute is toll-free. Maybe SUV’s and luxury cars are taxed higher??
On my old car I budgeted $600-$1200 for repairs, though. My “new” car is a 2005 with 33k miles so it’s been good so far. (2005 4cyl Camry, inherited it with only 3400 miles, when my Dad passed in 2009. He bought it new. Thank you Dad! I never bought a new car, but he believed in buying a car new and taking care of it and driving it as long as possible).