Some quick (and fuzzy) math

This got me to thinking.

I commute around 10 miles a day, which is about 300 miles a month. It's actually a little more than that, what with random grocery trips n such, but I digress.

My 4runner gets about 15 miles to the gallon, so that's about 20 gallons of gas per month. If gas is 4 dollars per gallon, that's around 80 dollars per month, just in gas, not counting oil changes, tires, etc, which all add to the price of driving, here's a more realistic calculus for the cost of driving a car.

My xtracycle cost me around 400 dollars back in November. If it hasn't paid for itself by now, it will have by the end of the summer.

2 comments:

Wiley said...

I'm not ready to do the math on the Big Dummy yet. Maybe I'll have to get a job that's farther away to improve my rate of return.

Singletrack Mind said...

Oh...I'd say that return has already been realized...only not in a tangible sense, but I WANNA RAWK!!! I! WANT! TO! RAWK!

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