Need opinions for my Corolla Cost to own/Cost per mile

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  1. H.A.L. 9000

    H.A.L. 9000 Occam's Chainsaw

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    If you can MAKE a Corolla break down you've got talent. As long as you keep the scheduled maintenance up, Corollas are almost bullet proof.
     
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    ajkula66 Courage and Consequence

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    It doesn't have to be a financial hardship. The interest rates *will* go up at some point in the game, they've been ridiculously low for a very long time.


    Living in rural area myself. Mountainous no less. Hence the SUV.

    A family of five. Hence the minivan.

    Costs me a lot less to own and drive a vehicle up here than when I lived in "civilization" as my wife would say.

    And I don't work on my cars anymore. Those days are long since gone.
     
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    Tsunade_Hime such bacon. wow

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    Consumer reports had like 5 year costs in terms of depreciation, fuel costs, average maintenance costs, insurance, and the actual purchase price of the vehicle. Small Japanese cars all topped that list.
     
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    ajkula66 Courage and Consequence

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    All Japanese cars are small...save for a few old-time Coronas (Crowns) and Datsuns...:D

     
  5. Tsunade_Hime

    Tsunade_Hime such bacon. wow

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    [​IMG]

    I think the Nissan Armada begs to differ.

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    Or the Toyota Sequoia.
     
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  6. HopelesslyFaithful

    HopelesslyFaithful Notebook Virtuoso

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    Yea but for their class almost always Asian cars are small.


    Anyways i updated the table again and did look up tables so if anyone is tempted to try out their car it is now as easy as adding data in tables. It isn't perfect but it works. I'll update it as i make it bigger. If there isn't a lot of news to read monday and i don't get lazy i'll add a lot more in class so expect a massive update. Adding the tables was actually a lot easier than i thought. Granted it is no pro made excel sheet but works for me


    @HAL 9000

    The point is even a toyota has repairs and do those repairs make that "3.8k" head room disappear or not worth while? I am driving a corolla....its depreciation value part is very small cost compared to gas and maintenance. Check the numbers its hardly anything. Anyways by time too when i buy a new car i'll probably have enough to buy it out right or damn close. I am only 25. My wife and I own two brand new cars so we are not doing too bad. By time 5-10 years from now i bet i will just be able to buy a car out right....now would i want to do that? Depends on if i get into investing again and care if i tie up money. At the rate of inflation at my age investing isn't worth it. Better to use it up while it has value. Don't get me wrong i do invest ~4-5k a year in certain securities that are cheap while i am young (investing in investments that have large value when i am young and decent value when i am old. Trying to get a balance in short term and long term financial security right now. Assuming government doesn't get more socialistic and screw up the industry i invest in....its been safe for 150+ years but with the health care thing...it worries me if the investment might sore due to nannyism/socialism) but investing in stocks and funds is not worth the time if i can only plunk away a couple grand considering you need to spend a week or two researching any investment (hence 1-2 weeks of time costs more than it is worth to invest some money plus try to get a decent 5% spread sheet with 5 or 10k...not going to happen). If you invest less than 100k it is very risky because of costs to invest and keeping a decent spread is near impossible. I got burned last time because with less than 100k you can only invest in 3-5 stocks....not very well spread out hence why i rather invest in other sources until i can pool up enough to bother with stocks.
     
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    ajkula66 Courage and Consequence

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    @Tsunade_Hime:

    ^^^^^ Not exactly what I'd call a car...but OK...:thumbsup:
     
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    sangemaru Notebook Deity

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    7.50$ per 100km? :mad: Gods, i hate my country. In my country gas is almost double the price at the same consumption.
     
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    ajkula66 Courage and Consequence

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    Welcome to the EU, buddy...:hi2:

    It wasn't always like that...
     
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  10. H.A.L. 9000

    H.A.L. 9000 Occam's Chainsaw

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    I'm on a BOAT...

    [​IMG]I had one of those. Can confirm... not a small car. Reminds me of trying to park a Suburban in a parking deck.
     
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