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Old 03-28-2008, 12:53 AM
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Cost of Driving

Do you think the cost of fuel is really your cost?...Check out this link and post your results.

http://www.commutesolutions.org/calc.htm

Mine came out to be over $10,000 per year, and I don't really go anywhere.
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I know I don't spend $14k a year on vehicles, even including all parts and maintenance, spread across three vehicles. If that was the case, my family would not be eating after cars and mortgage.
I also don't understand how they can come up with a per-mile penalty for concrete barriers interfering with pedestrians and bicyclists, or the property value decrease caused by the roads to get to the property-
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Old 03-28-2008, 01:13 AM
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The cost is a breakdown of what we spend on insurance, taxes, repairs etc...Think about it.
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And a random figure of cost per mile for how long we sit in traffic, CO2 impact, etc.
I'd like to see what kind of science the yardstick for this test was built by.
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Old 03-28-2008, 01:17 AM
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I am sure that the Feds have this breakdown, and is also the basis of your cab fares....I am sure it is not completely accurate, but it is a pretty good yardstick.
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There is no way I spend $12K. Just filled up at $145.00 today. Figure about every 2 weeks, plus my parts average $300-$2000. I would love to spend $12K for the year. Plus oil changes, keg refills, tires and transmission and so on, I'm up around $17k for this year. Shhh don't tell Lisa.
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Shoot most of my cost are from trying to keep the stupid daughter's car on the road and repairing mine when she drives one of them. She's had more repairs on her car since January than I paid for the 88.
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Jared you have to see that they are calculating this in an attempt to get you to carpool, Do you think you would have 25K (in my case) in your pocket if you did? Hell no. Alot of that BS is also calculated if you rode a bike. Things like Residential parking? aome on Mike...... Do you think these calculations really add up to this amount?
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The great thing is if the price of gas keeps climbing, I can choose to ride the bus everyday to work. I filled the for up 2 weeks ago, still haven't burned through the first tank. The Car I fill up weekly roughly, but I have driven to work 3 out of 5 days. Including last weeks run to Kent and other running around.
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Jared you have to see that they are calculating this in an attempt to get you to carpool, Do you think you would have 25K (in my case) in your pocket if you did? Hell no. Alot of that BS is also calculated if you rode a bike. Things like Residential parking? aome on Mike...... Do you think these calculations really add up to this amount?
To be honest, they do!...Most people only consider what it costs to fill the tank, which is quickly going up. Think about replacing tires every few years, the insurance dude, even if you do not have an accident, and the other maintenance aspects of having a vehicle.

The cost breakdown on roads etc, is merely a breakdown of all the taxes we pay to help make the price of fuel higher. 12-14 % are supposed to go for roads...Do they?

http://tonto.eia.doe.gov/oog/info/gdu/gasdiesel.asp
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It's just getting more expensive to drive.
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It's just getting more expensive to drive.
I bought a bus ticket to get me to school and back each day....$36, I can go all the way to Neah Bay and back for the entire month!...That would be about 3 days to Port Angeles in my truck!

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I cannot disagree with all of that statement
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I am sure that the Feds have this breakdown, and is also the basis of your cab fares....I am sure it is not completely accurate, but it is a pretty good yardstick.
If the Feds are involved then you know these figures are grossly inflated...
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