September 8, 2013

Auto Briefs

Oregon cheapest state for driving; top sellers for August

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Oregonians pay least to drive, says report
Oregon is the cheapest state in which to operate a motor vehicle, according to a report from Bankrate, a financial-information company. Factoring in the annual costs of gasoline, insurance, repairs, taxes and fees, it's $2,204 for Oregonians. Washingtonians pay $3,377 and rank at No. 18 nationally. Georgia is the most expensive state for drivers, who pay an average of $4,233. To see how all states rank, visit bankrate.com and search for car cost index.
NWautos staff




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The 10 best-selling vehicles in August

The top-selling vehicles and the total number sold in August, with July's rank in parentheses:
1. Ford F-Series, 71,115 (1)
2. Toyota Camry, 44,713 (3)
3. Chevrolet Silverado, 43,603 (2)
4. Honda Civic, 39,458 (4)
5. Honda Accord, 38,559 (5) (shown)
6. Honda CR-V, 34,654 (8)
7. Ram Pickup, 33,009 (6)
8. Nissan Altima, 30,976 (7)
9. Toyota Prius, 27,358 (-)
10. Toyota Corolla/Matrix, 26,861 (10)
The Associated Press

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