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To: Lancey Howard

I commute about 28 miles to and from work each day. My Tacoma goes through about a $45 tank of gas every 4-5 days. As a primary vehicle - this just ain’t gonna cut it. But as a commuter car - it’s pretty hard to say “no”; at least for me.

Off the lot, taxes and tags I’m looking at ~$7500 for a vehicle that will set me back about $30 every 2 weeks for gas.

Comparing that to ~$90 every 2 weeks for gas for my truck, that’s a savings of ~$60 every 2 weeks or about $120/month. On a 4 year loan, that’s a monthly car payment of ~$165/month - discounting gasoline, that works out to a net payment of ~$50/month.

Now calculate wear/tear on the truck, tires and whatnot ... it does look attractive.


29 posted on 02/26/2013 6:12:02 PM PST by Hodar (A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.- Burroughs)
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To: Hodar

It depends on how you prioritze the numerous downsides - - safety (collide with a Harley and it’s about a tie), cargo space (picking up cement and lumber at Lowe’s?), and passenger capacity and leg room. My primary concern would be safety. I simply would not want my wife or one of my kids driving around in something that small.


30 posted on 02/26/2013 6:29:55 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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