Australia’s cheapest micro, light and small cars for 2019
Driving Your Dollars survey finds the cheapest small, light and micro cars to buy and run.
There’s no arguing about the reason people choose a small car – it’s price, from the dealership showroom to ongoing road costs.
Price-conscious car buyers are embracing small new cars as the cheapest to buy and run, while still getting a comfortable, city-focused ride.
RACV’s 2019 Driving your Dollars survey examined three categories of smaller rides – micro, light and small cars – with on-road prices starting about $17,000 up to almost $27,000.
RACV has done all the hard work investigating 13 best-selling models across these categories to find the real average weekly running costs including the initial purchase price.
Experts factored in depreciation, loan interest, registration, insurance, fuel, tyres and maintenance, as well as the purchase price, to arrive at the weekly running costs.
Mitsubishi Mirage ES is the cheapest car to buy in 2019.