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Old 07-15-2017, 05:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Spending on motoring.

I am a week away from my first year as a Honda Jazz owner. Everything I have spent on it has been logged in a spreadsheet. I also keep a diary of what I have done to the car and also for logging journeys other than the day to day taxiing of Mrs Jocko.
Every year end I top off with fuel and then do a year end audit. I tabulate cost/mile, average weekly running expenses, average weekly mileage and such like. I have done this for years (it is just so much easier using a computer).
Anyone else as anal?

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Old 07-15-2017, 06:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I just keep fe records and sometimes calculate cents/mile costs.
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No? Probably?

I used to get receipts at the pump and keep date/mile/gallons in a text editor.

Then I got a car with a broken odometer.
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I was curious, so when I bought the Prius I started tracking all expenses, beginning with the cost of purchase, sales tax, fees, loan interest, and now including maintenance, consumables, fuel, insurance--every cost associated with owning a car. At just under 47,000 miles, it's sitting at $29,000 and change, or $0.63/mile (for a car with a purchase price of $20,735).
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I was curious, so when I bought the Prius I started tracking all expenses, beginning with the cost of purchase, sales tax, fees, loan interest, and now including maintenance, consumables, fuel, insurance--every cost associated with owning a car. At just under 47,000 miles, it's sitting at $29,000 and change, or $0.63/mile (for a car with a purchase price of $20,735).
A man after my own heart. I can even tell you cost/mile including AND excluding the purchase price!
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I don't want to know what I spend on motoring.

I can tell you I've spent more on fixing up one of my cars this year than I have spent in fueling it. Which isn't much.
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It is frightening when you see how much of your weekly outgoings go to run the car. Especially when you are living on an old age pension!
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Well, share your results!

I started off tracking vehicle maintenance in a spreadsheet, but when my dad would do maintenance it wouldn't get recorded. Then I got lazy and stopped recording info.

Here's a very incomplete record of my vehicles.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B3jifh43Yb9QbEo5a2hwdENVdms
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It is frightening when you see how much of your weekly outgoings go to run the car. Especially when you are living on an old age pension!
Yes, they're not for the "light of wallet" amongst us. My biggest expense, though, is in insurance. I could afford to make payments on a new (if cheap) car for what I pay in insurance every month.
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well, i bought the car for 300 in usd or so.
insurance and tax is 60$ in a month
i get 37,5 mpg. Parts are cheap.
Will drive this as long as i can

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