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Will The End of Oil Mean The End of America? by Robert Freeman

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Real-world costs of owning and operating one car

MILEAGE
09-15-2008  2 6 8 0 9 5
Historical Mileage Chart
1987 Ford.
MPD (miles per dollar): 3.3
Ranger

ANNUAL VEHICLE COST BREAKDOWN
Year Gas Maintenance Total Cost Miles Driven
2008* $766.20 $595.62 $1,361.82 4,468
2007 $1,304.53 $1,253.36 $2,557.89 9,082
2006 $1,770.20 $1,109.86 $2,880.06 13,200
2005 $1,114.13 $1,234.05 $2,348.18 9,962
2004 $565.99 $1,797.36 $2,363.35 5,896
2003 $454.54 $957.93 $1,412.47 4,905
2002 $306.11 $557.63 $863.74 5,352
2001 $699.45 $1,358.25 $2,057.70 9,326
2000 $1,150.40 $1,603.89 $2,754.29 14,371
1999 $926.10 $1,103.16 $2,023.26 12,348
1998 $949.73 $791.29 $1,741.02 14,070
*Year to date, 09-15-2008.
What was so expensive and how was this calculated?
Expenses & Calculations

VEHICLE SPECS
Make/Model Ford, Ranger
Year 1987
Engine 2.9 Liter V6
Transmission 5-Speed Manual
Miles Per Dollar (MPD) 3.3 (fixed & variable costs)
5.5 (variable costs only)
Cost Per Mile (CPM) 30¢ (fixed & variable costs)
19¢ (variable costs only)

DEMOGRAPHICS
Sex Male
Age Range 35 – 45
Employed Full time
Commute Distance 60 miles round trip
Mode of Transport Bike & Bus
Miles Per Dollar (MPD) 23.1
Cost Per Mile (CPM)


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