My truck turned 150K today!
And the check engine light turned on.
Every now and then I’m asked why I drive a truck instead of a smaller, more fuel efficient vehicle.
Because I like my truck.
Because I need a truck to carry stuff.
Because it’s the state vehicle of Texas.
But most of all because it’s paid for, and has been for years. And it doesn’t make sense to buy a NEW car just to save a little money on gas.
Let’s say I drive 1000 miles a month. At 15 miles to the gallon, that’s $200 a month.
So I want to buy a car that will double my gas mileage. A quick trip the tiny foreign car dealer, and $25,000 later. I’ve magically saved myself $100 a month in gas. WOOT!
But, I’ve also got myself a $500 a month car payment now.
To save $100 a month on gas.
Thanks, I’ll stick with the truck.