The price of buying a car in the UK has risen over the past few years, as new car sales have hit a record high.
According to the Office for National Statistics, sales of new car registrations jumped 12.4% to 8.8 million in September, with a median price tag of £25,818, up £8 from a year earlier.
But while that’s a hefty jump from a few years ago, it’s nowhere near as high as the £26,000 price tag on a Lamborghini Aventador or the £42,000 sticker price of a Range Rover.
The latest data from the British Transport Police also shows a spike in the number of vehicles breaking down in traffic.
There were 6,854 reported breakdowns in traffic in September this year compared to 6,527 in the same month last year, the BTP figures show.
This means there were 5,000 more breakdowns than there were vehicles on the road.
A breakdown in traffic costs the British taxpayer £14,000 per vehicle, according to the BTF, with most of the cost of repairs on the roads.
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