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Old 12-29-2019, 08:33 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by slowmover View Post
Itís the only way to sort weight carried from the vehicle itself.

Past payload, whatís the reference which matters? Two seats? Two-cylinder?

How does the MPG at 70 matter if thereís no common ground against which to judge?

If it canít carry ones family + luggage, itís not a car, itís a joke fools play on themselves.

My family is two, and most of the time my car is carrying one. Do I get a bonus for having a small family?

I think perhaps the ultimate metric is total cost of ownership, applied across all vehicles needed to service a group of people. If you need a second car, your cost of ownership increases and it may not be saving you money. Get in a bad accident and get injured and that's a cost too. Die of boredom and that could be an additional cost. Some costs are subjective.
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