THE Suzuki Alto has scored a hat-trick.
For the third year in succession, the pint-sized Alto has been named the cheapest car to own in the first five years in Queensland, according to the RACQ's annual running costs survey.
This year's investigation sampled 108 cars and took into consideration fuel consumption, servicing, replacement tyres, loan interest and deprecation.
The average weekly costs of running an Alto is $119.95. Nissan's V8-powered Patrol was once again at the other end of the spectrum, costing $413.24.
Two of Australia's most popular cars the Mazda3 Neo 2.0-litre costs $166.01 while the Toyota Corolla Ascent 1.8-litre is $169.01.