One year ago today I got a car, the first time I've owned one in 14 years. Here are some interesting statistics I collected.
- Miles driven: 12148
- Gallons of Gas: 400, total cost $1343.00
- Tons of CO2 produced: 4.0
- Rides given: too many to count
- Insurance cost: $670
- Repairs $173
- Taxes: $160
- Other: $759 (Car washes, parking, new tires)
- Car payments: $3600
Parking at work costs $40/month; my commute to work is half the time now (25-30 minutes, rather than an hour).
I like having a car now, it really helps me to do a lot of things, and help a lot of people. But I do miss the hole that it put into my budget, too! I think that the decision to get one was good.