I get around faster than a toupee in a hurricane and I do it in style. My vehicle turns heads and even the police flash their lights at me in respect.
I paid $7,200 for my car, plus about $250 in government charges.
I drive about 10,000km per year and am yet to lose a drag race. My fuel usage is similar to that of a small factory; 12L/100km. Yet it costs me less than 10% of what a taxi would.
In a generous year, I’ll spend:
- $1500 on fuel ($1.25 per litre)
- $1000 on registration
- $450 on insurance
- $550 on service & repairs
That makes for a cool $3,000 in costs each year, or 30 cents per kilometre. That’s the equivalent of 48 cents to the mile, or 40 rods to the hogshead. To catch a cab for a short journey of 5km costs me $20. To drive is only $1.50.
I haven’t included the cost of the car because I could still sell it today for a similar amount. That’s the beauty of owning an Aussie icon.
Yes, cars can be expensive, but they are often cheaper than the alternatives and they give me more freedom. I can’t get jiggy on date night in the back of a taxi. Imagine the cost. And the taxi wouldn’t be cheap either.
How much do you spend on transport?