10906Re: [hreg] money and mileage
- Oct 13, 2011Greetings,
You are right, oops. I thought it looked too good to be true.
Garth & Kim Travis
On 10/13/2011 7:28 AM, Gavvala, Srini wrote:
> Your numbers don’t look right. I think it should be 660,000 miles….
> *Srini Gavvala*
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> *Garth & Kim Travis
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> *Subject:* [hreg] money and mileage
> I am looking at what it really costs to have a more fuel efficient
> vehicle. Here is what I have figured out so far.
> If I pay an extra $10,000 for a hybrid that gets 3mpg more on the
> highway, I figure it will take me 66,000 miles to break even with gas
> priced at $3.50 per gallon. I drive 90% highway, so that is the mileage
> figure most important to me.
> I figured this by looking at the number of gallons of fuel it takes to
> drive 10,000 miles. At 25mpg, that number is 400, but at 28 it is
> 357.14, so I save 43 gallons. At $3.50 per gallon that is a savings of
> $150.50 per 10,000 miles. So it takes about 66,000 miles to break even.
> Considering I keep my vehicles until I wear them out, I do believe that
> paying for a hybrid will be well worth it. Considering that gas prices
> will be even higher in the future, I do believe I am being conservative
> in my comparisons. Any comments?
> Right now the Toyota Highlander Hybrid is looking good. It can tow 3500
> lbs and hauls a lot of stuff inside. It would be nicer to drive than a
> truck, and it's mileage is much higher than any truck I have looked at.
> Bright Blessings,
> Garth & Kim Travis
> Bedias, Texas
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