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Old 06-10-2013, 01:00 AM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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I fill my Yaris sedan up once a month for less than $50 and drive almost 500 miles before it needs another refill, me the wife and two kids fit just fine in the car and couldnt imagine needing anything larger.On a recent trip from Montreal to Tampa and back there was no problems with space and no one felt squeezed
Ultimately you like an Expedition, i like a Yaris and next time i see an Expedition filling up beside me i'll chuckle at the fact that he could be chuckling at me for driving a small fuel efficient car.
Wow and isn't gas like $5 a gallon in Montreal?
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Old 06-10-2013, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Pikesville, MD
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Actually, GLs train of thught is pretty simple. a cheaper, older paid off truck has a lower TCO than a newer more expensive (even if it's paid off) economy car.

My dually cost me $2600 and is paid off. Even at a lower MPG, it has a lower TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) than a newer paid off Yaris or Prius that cost you more than $2600. And it has more utility.

In my case, I drive it maybe 2-3000 miles a year, doing dump runs and towing the travel trailer. That makes it cheaper to own than an economy car that gets better fuel mileage but drives 10k mile a year. And it's definitley cheaper to own than a new economy car that one is making payments on.

So his point, that fuel mileage is not the only measure of economy, is valid, and it seems that some people can't figure that out.
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