Lifetime Cost of a Car

When you calculate the cost of a car, you need to factor in the cost of fuel and maintenance over its lifetime. If you plan to keep the car more than a few years, you probably should find some estimates of rising future fuel costs based on the Hubbert curve. You might find that you won’t be able to afford to drive a conventional vehicle anywhere near its usual lifespan. It will become worthless because the fuel is too exorbitant. You may need to think about small, fuel efficient, electric and hybrid vehicles, man-powered vehicles, car sharing or public transport augmented by rental.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)