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Vehicular economics

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Dethkar, as my Mazda has been dubbed by my friends, clicked over to 212,000 miles earlier this week. When I bought it, it had 206K and change on the odometer. So let’s do some math!

Purchase price of the car: $375
New tires: $150
Registration/plating: $75ish
Repair work over Christmas: $200
Gas over 6,000 miles, assuming $3/gal and 22mpg: $820 (yikes)

Total spent: $1620, but let’s not count gas on that ticket because I’d have been buying gas for a new car too. Call it $1000 in purchase/repair/legalities/maintenance. Over the past six months, Dethkar has cost me an average of seventeen cents a mile, and not broken down, stranded me, or maimed me or my passengers or anyone else on the road. Not bad!

Written by Chris

March 21st, 2008 at 8:20 am

Posted in Car,General

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  1. Yup. Old cheap cars are by far the least expensive way to get around.

    -=Russ=-

    Russ

    28 Mar 08 at 11:34 am

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