The open road is a part of the national imagination. We love cars in the US, fetishizing them in our books, films, and music. People here start driving early, and the lucky ones go on lots of road trips, listening to songs about cars the whole way, of course.
But the cost of ownership varies widely from state to state, according to a new study by finance site GoBankRate. The study examined costs associated with car ownership beyond the purchase of a vehicle, that is, putting aside sticker price, and compared these nationwide. Let's see which states are most and least expensive.