Wednesday, February 21, 2007


We picked up a new car today, rather an additional used car. For me, not my sons. That makes four: Jeep Wrangler, Suburban, Ford pick-up and the new car. See a pattern? I live in an all-male household, males who like trucks and truck-like vehicles. Four wheel drive is an essential. Poor gas mileage is another constant.

So I figured out that I can pay for my new car with improved gas mileage, as it gets more than twice the gas mileage of the Suburban. Assuming gas remains about $2.30, I will save at least $1.15 for every mile I drive and the new car will be paid for in 10,000 miles, which won't take long for me. UPDATE: 10,000 miles? Did I type miles? I mean 10,000 gallons. I should break-even between 25,000 and 30,000 miles.

It's not a Buick LeSabre, but it's definitely not cool. It's a Pontiac Vibe and it is orange.


Carol said...

Funnny thing... I've been thinking that for my next car, I might look at a Vibe. If I do, I'll come back around and ask you how you like yours!

Lucy said...

That is SO cute! Definitely NOT a "guy" vehicle. But, I'll bet they'll drive you crazy wanting to borrow it :)

Renee said...

Martha, I'm absolutely baffled as to why you think the Vibe isn't cool! I think it's totally hot, and I came close to buying one myself.