The problem with this is that they assume you are going to buy a brand new vehicle, what about trading for a used car that gets good mileage.
well it really does suck that I totaled my truck a couple of months ago:doh: but I am saving more money now cause that did happen and my car gets so much better mpg.. I usually get at least 25mpg out of my car... the best I have got was 28mpg.. and that is also includes cruising around 75mph...:crazy: I would be luck to see 17 0r 18 in my truck I had...I bought a brand new Escort in '93 to offset my hotrod Camaro's gas.
I still have that little bugger stuffed in the garage, with all the 110k miles on her. I think I'll dust her off for the grocery runs.
But then you're driving a $500 car while your $40k truck sits unused. It's a ****ty situation.Agreed! There's lots of $500 cars out there that will get 30MPG. The problem with those $500 cars is that you need to replace them every 1-2 years. Then you can take that $500 car to the shreader and get $200 for it so your next $500 car only costs $300. I like my economics better than Yahoo!.
I'm not personally driving a $500 car. In fact I paid $5900 for my current work beater, a 99 Regal GSE which I bought in the spring of 2006. It had 75,000 miles on it then and it has 118,000 on it now and it gets 30 MPG the way I drive it. I've also put 20,000 miles on my F-350 since I bought it in Feb 2007. I put a lot of miles on my vehicles. I usually don't get rid of them until they become too costly to maintain. Then they either get sold or get scrapped.But then you're driving a $500 car while your $40k truck sits unused. It's a ****ty situation.