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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 2/17/2006 7:58:26 AM EDT
I have a 1997 dodge ram 4x4. it get’s 15 mpg and I drive 60 miles in a day.
The tank holds 25 gal of gas for a range of 375 miles and I fill up once a week.
Cost to fill up is about $60.00. or $3200 a year

I have been told by several people to sell the “gas guzzler” and buy an economy car for the drive. so I would double the MPG and spend about $30.00 a week on gas. That’s a saving of about $1600 a year they say.

Sounds like a lot right? You would want to save $1600.

Sure but the dodge is paid for morons!
So the brand new econobox would cost me $350 a month. You want me to pay 4200 a year to save 1600? That’s a loss of 1000 a year. How is that saving money?

(does my math work)
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 7:59:27 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 8:00:09 AM EDT
how do i do that? drink more beer?
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 8:03:41 AM EDT
I'm with ya on the math, but you will undoubtedly hear: "Sell the Dodge and cash out into an econobox, thus turning the savings into real numbers"

I don't know. I've got plenty of "gas guzzlers" kicking around the yard, but it is nice to get into my Jeep Cherokee, which gets a whopping, {in my opinion} 20 mpg's.

By the way, Doublefeed; I still like the Brokeback avatar.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 8:06:17 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/17/2006 8:08:47 AM EDT by danpass]
It all works, until you point out that the Truck is PAID FOR .

To me, not having a payment really works out well.

edit: I recently got a 1995 Toyota Corolla grocery getter. $3k cash and 30+ miles to the gallon.

Although I am still looking for that good 96-98 Grand Cherokee Laredo, 4x4 in Hunter Green (not Forest Green). I had one as a lease vehicle and it was awesome.
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