Motoring costs quiz: guess the prices of these car-related items

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How good are you at knowing the cost of things? Motoring costs are crucial for most of us. And how much we pay to keep our cars on the road is one of the questions drivers will frequently ask. But do you know the prices of things associated with motoring? Our cunning quiz reveals the cost of 10 articles to do with car ownership.


This is a tricky one but you clearly know your costs, so well done for ‘passing’.

Why not try again? Some of the answers are difficult so you can be forgiven for not getting a ‘pass’!

#1. What is the toll for the Dartford River Crossing?

Despite the modest amount it costs, some people think it should have been made free!

#2. How much do the two optional bucket seats for an Audi R8 cost?

If you can afford the car, the extra cost for the posh seats is peanuts!

#3. How much is the fine for using a hand-held mobile device while driving?

The fine was recently increased to act as a greater deterrent.

#4. How much, approximately, is one spark plug (you’ll need four of them!) for Britain’s best-selling car, the Ford Fiesta?

Bad luck! Spark plugs are only small but they’re deceptively expensive.

#5. Guess how much this posh Breitling Premier Bentley Centenary Limited Edition watch in 18 karat red gold with a leather strap costs

You’re clearly well heeled because – as the saying goes – if you need to know the price, you probably can’t afford it!

#6. How much, approximately, is a single budget tyre for a Volkswagen Polo with 15-inch wheels?

Bad luck. Here’s hoping you don’t need to buy a new tyre any time soon!

#7. What does a one-way standard trip for a regular-sized car through the Channel Tunnel in the middle of June cost?

Better luck next time once you’ve brushed up on your costs!

#8. How much is a full-price UK MOT?

Shop around because a lot of garages actually charge much less than the ‘official’ price.

#9. The NCP car park in London’s Soho is frequently called Britain’s most expensive. How much is an hour’s parking?

Here’s hoping if you do need to park there, you don’t have to stay very long!

#10. How much does it cost to take the theory and practical parts of the driving test combined?

Learning to drive really is an expensive business!


12 comments on “Motoring costs quiz: guess the prices of these car-related items

  1. william berry 13/08/2019 8:28 AM

    Pointless exercise. Not up to the usual standard of useful facts and figures.

  2. D Crossingham 13/08/2019 1:48 PM

    What an absolute plethora of idiotic questions.

  3. Anthony Brown 13/08/2019 4:50 PM

    When I was young road vehicles were not so obvious on the roads as they are today, also the biggest problem is (HOW ON EARTH DID THE DRIVER OF MANY PASS THEIR DRIVING TEST) MOST DRIVERS TODAY ARE SHOCKING)

  4. Paul 14/08/2019 8:18 AM

    I’d better start working more overtime considering the quiz don’t take into consideration petrol road tax insurance.

  5. Michael 14/08/2019 11:17 AM

    Why are drivers today getting away with not buy car see a lot of it on TV being court thank god .

  6. Brian Maple 14/08/2019 12:43 PM

    I fully agree with Anthony Brown. I only drive locally but see bad driving every day. People are very aggressive these days and it reflects in their driving.

  7. Terry 14/08/2019 2:32 PM

    This very true in 50 s

  8. sheila 15/08/2019 7:46 AM

    When I was young you never had to pass a test. My father never had a test and used to drive a 5 ton lorry. I had to take a test in later years.
    Today the roads are far more congested, no horse and carts!!

  9. Adrian Thomas 15/08/2019 8:41 AM

    Many drivers today are impatient, look at speed restrictions as minimum speed requirements (including police), they are selfish, arrogant and think they are above obeying the highway code. About 50% of HGV drivers fit into the aforementioned categories and can be quite intimidating with their style of driving, flashing sounding horn tailgating and are “always right” about everything with the quote” we’re the professionals, we know”.

  10. Margaret 15/08/2019 6:07 PM

    No idea still what the correct answers are! Only the 3 I got right!

  11. David Talbot 15/08/2019 9:37 PM

    I enjoyed doing this but quite hard because it looks like everything is expensive these days but fun trying.

  12. Paul Blackman 22/08/2019 6:42 AM

    Whatever you drive, there is NO excuse for poor driving. Ettequette on the roads is pathetic and the attitude of some drivers is bordering upon insanity. Unfortunately for me most of the near misses I have suffered have been with female drivers texting while driving at motorway speeds…. FRIGHTENING

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