"Factor in all your costs before dumping that gas guzzler."
is the title of the long and complete article on why it is not necessarily a good idea to follow President Obama's advice to the guy with the big SUV. Watch the video, but definitely read the article. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RV8a...mbedded#at=144
The reality is....it costs less to keep the gas guzzler!
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06 4.7 Tundra replaced a 98 Dakota 3.9.
623,000 miles on original engine and transmission, using Amsoil by-pass filters and lubrication.
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I've known this for years. Since my truck is paid for, and is relatively cheap to insure, Its cheaper for me to keep it rather than replace it. I consolidate trips, and use the motorcycle whenever possible. Gas will have to get a lot more expensive, and economy cars have to get a lot cheaper for the numbers to work in favor of replacing the truck.
Gotta love how shatto attempts to tie downsizing vehicles as not necessarily the most economical thing to do with Obama's advise to downsize.
Of course any nitwit can run out and find a worse deal- the fact that one even goes to a dealership in the first place means it's gonna cost a lot because dealers are in it for *drumroll please* the money.
I can find cheap or even free econo cars (30+mpg) all day long, and in fact I've scored quite a few totally free cars, and I'm not talking about ones from Mom and Dad either. So, yeah, there really is no need to be stuck with a guzzler unless, like the guy in the Obama vid, you have a family of 12, in which case I would help fundraise for sterilizations for Mr. and Mrs. Cottontail.
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New EPA 21/30/24
Fuel economy doesn't mean squat. The real reason people buy new cars is when the maintainance cost outgrows the monthly payment on a new car. Throw a couple of $500-$1000 repair bills at most owners and they'll be running to the new car dealer. Most people don't even know how to pop the hood anymore.