Things you need…and don’t

Posted: January 21, 2017 in Ramblings

Yesterday Chris and I each got the electronic notification that our 2017 car license tabs were due.  $400 for Chris’ car and $300 for mine.  We also spend $175 a month on parking ($100 for the first car and $75 for the second).  And about $800 a year on C’s insurance and $600 a year on mine.

Yet we walk everywhere.

So I did a little math.  I bought that Fiat last April.  Have therefore owned it for nine months.  Not counting the gas expenses, I paid about $1575 over that time frame (insurance, parking, tabs).  I have driven it only 2200 miles.  That is a cost of 72 cents a mile!  That’s insane.

I didn’t bother doing the same math for Chris’ car, but suggested to him that we get rid of my Fiat and have only the expenses for one larger car.  Well…you know us, one discussion led to another, and today we traded in my Fiat and his Range Rover for one new Range Rover Evoque.

We chose to do this because his car had been purchased used and is nearing the end of its warranty, and because they had a new orange one on the lot 🙂  The financials worked out all right, too.  Our new car is nicknamed William (because he’s orange).  But he’s not traffic-cone-orange, more like a pumpkin…so you can call me Cinderella!

(I know some of you already do call me that.  So just go right ahead and keep doing it.)

Pics tomorrow.  Too lazy to go take them now.

 

Comments
  1. vallere says:

    Orange you the lucky ones!

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