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Old 11-07-2014, 03:25 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Location: Tyler, TX
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Beater Echo - '00 Toyota Echo
90 day: 42.67 mpg (US)

Hondizzle - '97 Honda Civic DX
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90 day: 46.55 mpg (US)
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About $70/yr here in TX, it might vary a little based on weight. I believe they use GVWR here for that portion. Plus there's a yearly state "safety" inspection which is $14.50. In reality it's more like a nod to shops to find stuff they can so conveniently fix for you. Urban counties also tack smog checks on top if that.

California was a bit different. It could be dirt cheap, as it was for my Mustang - smog exempt, just write a $50 check to the DMV and you were golden. Newer cars had the smog checks, and part of the registration fee (I think) was based on book value of the car, which could get expensive. Not sure on that last part as I never drove anything newer than '68 when I was there.

Insurance...about $30/mo.

'97 Honda Civic DX Coupe 5MT
'00 Echo - dead 2/17
'14 Chrysler Town + Country - the better half's car
'67 Mustang Convertible - gone 1/17
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