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Old 11-09-2018, 12:52 PM   #46 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Xist View Post
Are you sure about all of that math?
40,000 miles / 12,000 miles a year (average driver) = 3.33 years of mileage

$1,500 (additional cost of vehicle) / 3.33 years of extra mileage = $450 per year.

$450 per year / 12 months = $37 mo.

Close enough for government work.

As pointed out above though, a battery degrades due to age too, so it doesn't perfectly translate into extra years of driving.

If you don't trust my math, run the 2 scenarios through Edmunds to see what they think the mileage is worth.
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