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 jakobnev 10-26-2011 07:06 AM

How many % of your income do you spend on transportation?

http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...you-19277.html

Calculator

 320touring 10-26-2011 01:37 PM

For my 318iS

Been on the road since 1st feb 2011, current figures to 13th Oct 2011

Including

Purchase
Fuel
Tax
Servicing
Repairs

£3039.50 for 13061 miles

That is approx £0.23 per mile (\$0.37/mile) (E0.265/mile)

Per annum

£4559 for 19591 miles (not likely to be this high, as the 13061 above includes my 2700 mile european Jaunt)

the sums above fall circa 20-28% of my POST tax income, so I selected 25%

 Daox 10-26-2011 02:38 PM

I roughed in a few numbers but I know mine is incredibly low. The calculator said 2%.

 PaleMelanesian 10-26-2011 02:52 PM

~15% for both cars (the other one a non-hypermiled Odyssey) gas, insurance and repairs.

 Arragonis 10-26-2011 03:29 PM

Based on the calculator alone mine came out at 4%. The problem is that it doesn't include anywhere to put the purchase price as 320 mentioned, so I split what I paid for my projected 5 year ownership per month and it rises to 7%.

I did it also for Helga (previous car) which came to 6-11% so I selected that one.

 320touring 10-26-2011 04:07 PM

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 Originally Posted by Arragonis (Post 267391) Based on the calculator alone mine came out at 4%. The problem is that it doesn't include anywhere to put the purchase price as 320 mentioned, so I split what I paid for my projected 5 year ownership per month and it rises to 7%. I did it also for Helga (previous car) which came to 6-11% so I selected that one.
I can afford to write off the £513 purchase price in one year.. based on lots of daft friends and colleagues paying almost that a month for a car:thumbup:

its the fuel that Mullers us Europeans though! I'd probably save £1500-2000 PA at US petrol prices:mad:

 redyaris 10-26-2011 08:50 PM

For my car the calculator said 4% but when I add the motorcycle its around 7%. If I deduct what I get payed for milage when using my car for business my total would be less than 2% for all my vehicles! lots of money left over for ecomodding!

 Ryland 10-26-2011 10:21 PM

After adding it up, it looks like about 5% of my income goes to my Civic VX, I don't know how much of my income goes to my electric car, I know that it's a higher per mile cost, mostly because it's a 30 year old car that I don't drive year round, but it also has cheaper insurance, cheaper tires, cheaper wiper blade, cheaper energy source to power it.

 Frank Lee 10-26-2011 11:21 PM

They say the average dolt is spending over \$10,000/year for one vehicle?!? I'm spending about \$9000/year less than average... for a whole fleet.

If the metric was "efficiency of vehicle utilization" as in, does it get used a lot or does it gather dust, I would be the biggest loser. That does drive up my cost/mile but it's ridiculously cheap vs average.

 Thymeclock 10-26-2011 11:40 PM

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 Originally Posted by jakobnev (Post 267302) Based on this thread: http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...you-19277.html Calculator
Before we stand and salute, or even answer the poll, lets us look at where it originates and who sponsored this initiative: The New America Foundation.

They claim to be non-partisan, yet if you look at who their major donors are the political ideology in which their policies are rooted is obvious - despite their attempts at distancing themselves from the ideology they promote.

The following article from BigGovernment.com shows some of their agenda and who their influential financial supporters are:

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