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10906Re: [hreg] money and mileage

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  • Garth & Kim Travis
    Oct 13, 2011
      Greetings,
      You are right, oops. I thought it looked too good to be true.

      Bright Blessings,
      Garth & Kim Travis
      www.TheRoseColoredForest.com
      Bedias, Texas
      936-395-0110

      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*
      >
      > *From:*hreg@yahoogroups.com [mailto:hreg@yahoogroups.com] *On Behalf Of
      > *Garth & Kim Travis
      > *Sent:* Thursday, October 13, 2011 7:18 AM
      > *To:* hreg@yahoogroups.com
      > *Subject:* [hreg] money and mileage
      >
      > Greetings,
      >
      > 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
      > www.TheRoseColoredForest.com
      > Bedias, Texas
      > 936-395-0110
      >
      >
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