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Old 04-12-2011, 12:45 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Assuming dad puts 20 gallons into his 22 gallon tank every week, he drives 800 miles/month, about 10,000 miles/year. He'll buy 1000 gallons at a cost of $4000-$5000.

A 25 mpg car will consume only 400 gallons to go 10,000 miles, at a cost of $1600-$2000. Add the $3000 cost of the car, and it pays for itself the first year. If dad drives more, or the car gets better mpg, the higher mileage car pays for itself even sooner.

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49.5 mpg avg over 53,000 miles. 176% of '08 EPA
Best flat drive 94.5 mpg for 10.1 mi
Longest tank 1033 km (642 mi) on 10.56 gal = 60.8 mpg

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