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|I Don't Mind Spending $100 For Gas! Am I Mad?|
|Personal Finance - Transportation|
|Written by Dave Hilton|
When I tell people I don't really care if I spend $100 or more to fill up my Tahoe, they think I'm as crazy as the Mad Hatter! With all the car manufacturers spending millions of dollars trying to convince people to trade in their "gas guzzler" for something with better gas mileage, I can see why they're confused.
I don't mind spending that much because I don't have a car payment. I fill up 4-5 times a month (I get about 500 miles to a tank). So it costs me up to $500 a month plus any maintenance costs (maybe $50-$150 at most) to keep my truck running.
But if I, like them, was also handing over another $475 a month to a finance company (the amount Dave Ramsey says is the average car payment)- I would probably want to find something cheaper, too.
I plan to run my truck into the ground. When it finally kicks the proverbial bucket and I'm forced to buy something else, maybe I won't be so willing to spending $100 or more to fill up each time either. Although, I hope to save enough money to buy another car with cash before then. We'll just have to see. In the meantime, I feel like having some tea. Clean cup, clean cup...move down!
How much do you spend to fill up your car's tank each time and how often a month? Is that on top of a car payment?
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