But this doesn't take into account that most people want a new car as much
as they want to increase their gas mileage. If you're only buying a new car
for it's mileage, of course it's going to take you a long time to recoup
your money. I don't think this is an honest view when looking to replace an
It is a VERY prevalent view currently. I know of a LOT of people who are
trading JUST for mileage. They have good solid vehicles but are
listening to all the treehuggers telling them they HAVE to get rid of
those terrible gas hogs.
I think it would really depend on how much you drive. My car only gets
20/28 MPG but I only drive a few times a week. Only costs me maybe $30
more a month than it used to, so not a big hit by any means.
Anyone trading a vehicle because someone told them it was a gas hog is
an idiot. Every situation is unique.
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