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1/3/2007

2006 Car Report

Filed under: — stan @ 6:14 pm

I went and checked my records for 2006. I’d decided to keep track of my car just to see exactly how much I was (not) using it.

During 2006, my car came out of the garage 44 times. I was a bit surprised at that. I thought the number would be lower.

I drove a total of 904 miles in 2006. This works out to an average of 20.5 miles for each time the car came out.

The longest time I went without using my car was 6 weeks from the end of July to mid-September. When I took it out after that, I had to hose it off because it was so dusty it was hard to see out the windows.

I drove to work 3 times in 2006. I was a bit surprised at this, since it usually rains more times than that in a typical winter here. But this year was relatively dry, so I was able to ride my bike almost every day.

It hardly seems worth keeping the car for this. The insurance alone costs about $18 for each day I used the car. Or, on a per-mile basis, it comes out to 88 cents per mile. I didn’t have any repairs this year. I changed the oil once. But on the other hand, renting a car 44 times would probably cost more than I spent on keeping mine.

Oh well. I guess I’ll just keep it the way it is. At the rate I’m going, it’s going to last a long time.

4 Responses to “2006 Car Report”

  1. Tammer Says:

    Too bad they don’t have zipcars in LA. they’d be perfect for you.

  2. Jodi Says:

    Zip Car isn’t in L.A., but “>Flexcar is. Maybe you should check it out.

  3. Jodi Says:

    Oops…tried to leave a link above for Flexcar.

  4. Michelle Says:

    Very inspiring!

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