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  •  Yeah, so a trade off... (4.00)
    Here's an example:
    A car payment: $200 a month
    Insurance: $100 a month
    Gas: $150 a month
    Maintenance: $50 a month (This is a LOW average, consider your tires, oil changes, any repairs, etc over the life of the vehicle - not to mention your time)

    $500 a month times 12 months - you're looking at $6000. Now, with a used car, your maintenance goes up and you have to replace the vehicle more often, so your "payment" goes way down, but you're still usually looking at $4000 a year or more.

    Looks an awful lot like the difference between a place in the suburbs and a place in the city to me.

    by Bensch on Wed Jan 04, 2006 at 02:12:28 PM PST

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