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Old 10-20-2007, 10:44 PM   #11
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My monthly looks something like
Insurance - $50
Licensing - $11
Gas - $135
Fluids - $15
Parking - $5

Grand total $216

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Old 10-21-2007, 07:21 AM   #12
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single mom has a new suv too, thanks to the generous suppoort checks
you mean child support doesn't go FULLY to the children? no way, not in our male bashing country!

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Old 10-21-2007, 10:21 AM   #13
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hard to believe yet true!!!
Old EPA 23/33/27
New EPA 21/30/24

New EPA12/14/17

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Old 10-21-2007, 11:53 AM   #14
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I'm not going to mention my new car, which - when you factor in depreciation, is horrifically expensive. But I keep my cars forever, so depreciation is theoretical, and depends on how long it lasts. My Peugeot 405 has cost me $71 a month for depreciation, assuming it is worth zero today (which it isn't). I'll have to drive the Mercedes until it's 30+ to achieve that!

smart Insurance with all the coverages is about $100 a month.

Fuel for the smart is about $130 a month (typically 3500 km).

Peugeot insurance is $70 a month

Fuel is about 100 a month for 1300 km.

Maintenance on the Peugeot is free. On the smart it is pretty high, due to a 10,000 km servicing schedule (WAY overkill), so now it's out of warranty I do the A Services myself and save about 50 a month.
2008 Mercedes-Benz B 200
2006 smart fortwo BRABUS Canada 1 cdi cabriolet
2005 smart fortwo cdi pulse cabriolet
1966 Peugeot 404 Coupe Injection
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Old 10-21-2007, 12:09 PM   #15
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ok, I was given my car. So far since may 10th I have spent of total of $935 on the car/ This includes all expenses (I have been keeping track).

That is
$6.93 per day
0.259 per mile
$208 per month

I haven't had to do any major repairs yet either. Repairs would boost the pice significantly. So buying a bus pass for $70 a month (pittsburgh area) might be a good idea for people that have easy access.

2008 EPA adjusted:

Distance traveled by bicycle in 2007= 1,830ish miles
Average commute speed=25mph (yes, that's in a car)
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