Cars are Expensive

By | April 2, 2010

I just paid my car’s annual tax bill, about NT$7120 in Taiwan and is based on our car’s engine size. That is added to the repair bill for changing the oil and battery about NT$5350. Then there’s gasoline, too. And we just paid our cheap auto insurance in late December.

All told, we’ve spent about NT$18000 since January 1st; not including parking or gasoline charges or road tolls. I guess I like owning a car, but there are times when the expense seems hardly worth it. I’m sure if it hadn’t been for the car parking we bought at such a good time, we’d be thinking about how expensive car ownership REALLY is.

And, if we hadn’t bought a car park and car, we’d have probably paid off our mortgage by now! That’s a thought.