56% 'underestimated car expense'

Press Association
Why buying a second-hand car can cost you more
Why buying a second-hand car can cost you more

%VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%More than half of people who have bought a second-hand car in the last two years have found it more expensive to run than they expected, according to a Government-backed body.

Some 56% of motorists said that total cost, including maintenance, repairs, insurance and fuel had turned out to be higher than anticipated and one in five drivers (20%) have resorted to going into debt just to keep their vehicle on the road, the Money Advice Service (MAS) found.