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Youvebeeneloned t1_jd8mngv wrote

I just CANT justify it... I have not had to make a car payment in years now, and in ongoing maintenance I am only paying 2-3 grand a year keeping my 11 year old car in working order. I also only spend about 50-70 dollars a month on gas total.

Unless you can get me a EV for less than 330 a month to buy, there is just NO WAY I could justify it financially.


Bensemus t1_jd8r5mo wrote

2-3 grand a year in maintenance seems crazy high.


Youvebeeneloned t1_jd8s99o wrote

Not really for a 11 year old car... mind you this is me not even doing the work either. Its still less than a modern car payment though. This is also on average... 1 year it might only be 500 bucks for a alternator, most recently I had both fuel and vent lines replaced due to rust (yay northeast driving).

Honestly the only work I expect to do in the next 12 months is a replacement of my timing chain and water pump as a preventative measure.