How much did you pay today?

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 5:24 am
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I paid $3.04 per gallon to fill up today. Been about the same for a few weeks.

What did you pay?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:21 am
$2.79 here in Santa Fe
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 2:39 am
$3.29 in NE Wisconsin. The price jumped 3 days ago just AFTER Christmas. At least the price has mostly been falling for the last 6 - 8 weeks. Let us see what happens in the new year.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 10:41 am
I paid $3.89/gallon today (I have a Diesel engine so of course my fuel's more expensive) and I put in $20. Filled up a quarter tank. :cry:
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:40 am
I paid $3.49 today.

Our per delivery mileage went up to $1.30 per run, from $1.26 before.

That comes out to about just 25 cents per mile for our store. (About 5.2 miles per delivery.)

My new car gets about 22 mpg on delivery (29 highway). So with gas at $3.49 it costs 16 cents per mile just for gas. That leaves 9 cents per mile for everything else.

I paid about $13600 for the car, and I expect to drive about 20,000 miles per year.

My insurance is about 50 a month for that car. 50 x 12 = 600

Oil changes? What do you all budget for that and how often?

Tires? For my truck they were $300 a year for two. I dunno about what they cost for this car yet.

Maintenance? Hopefully low. Who knows?

Depreciation? $13600/5 years = $2720 per year. $2720/20000 miles = 13.6 cents per mile.

Insurance is $600 / 20000 = 3 cents per mile.

So with just gas (16 cents per mile) and depreciation (13.6 cents per mile), I'm already getting underpaid. Add in insurance (3 cents per mile) and you get:

16 + 13.6 + 3= 32.6 cents per mile.


What kinda numbers are the rest of you running?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 3:13 am
Gas here went from $3.39 to $3.55 in 48 hours.

I bought the car for $7k and 34k on the clock. repairs and manitenance are over $7k in 3 years. In detail:
1. water pump $200
2. lower intake manifold gaskets $2000 (bad engine design on GMs part)
3. transmission failure $1800
4. tie rod ends $200 per front wheel yearly at minimum
5. banged up front end both sides (slid on a patch of ice into a curb at 15 mph) total $1000 + early new tires on the front end.
6. front axle bearings/hubs $300 a pop (have had 3 or 4 go in 4 years again bad GM design)
7. on the horizon, anti-lock brake/tracksion control module $1000 - 1200 (the module is in a very difficult place to get to).
8. brakes go 12 - 18 months (esp without the anti lock brake control box out of commission)
9. Ignition switch AND passive anti-theft ignition module replacement $600
10. Oil changes every 6 - 8 weeks $25 a pop
11. $80 - $130 per tire depending on the quality/spec's (meaning ordinary tires $80 vs. the tires spec'ed for my car$130). Becasue of the modern tire design and materials I replace tires every 10 - 12 months EVEN if I buy good quality tires (55K tires still only last me 22K miles even with proper rotation and inflation)

I drive about 100 miles a shift and total mileage for a year is around 25,000 (80 work /20 personal) split. I get around 20 mpg while delivering. I get 30 - 32 on the highway on long trips


insurance (business/commercial) is $113 per month

Yeah I got somewhat of a lemon car.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 3:55 am
Racket_Man wrote:Gas here went from $3.39 to $3.55 in 48 hours.

I bought the car for $7k and 34k on the clock. repairs and manitenance are over $7k in 3 years. In detail:
1. water pump $200
2. lower intake manifold gaskets $2000 (bad engine design on GMs part)
3. transmission failure $1800
4. tie rod ends $200 per front wheel yearly at minimum
5. banged up front end both sides (slid on a patch of ice into a curb at 15 mph) total $1000 + early new tires on the front end.
6. front axle bearings/hubs $300 a pop (have had 3 or 4 go in 4 years again bad GM design)
7. on the horizon, anti-lock brake/tracksion control module $1000 - 1200 (the module is in a very difficult place to get to).
8. brakes go 12 - 18 months (esp without the anti lock brake control box out of commission)
9. Ignition switch AND passive anti-theft ignition module replacement $600
10. Oil changes every 6 - 8 weeks $25 a pop
11. $80 - $130 per tire depending on the quality/spec's (meaning ordinary tires $80 vs. the tires spec'ed for my car$130). Becasue of the modern tire design and materials I replace tires every 10 - 12 months EVEN if I buy good quality tires (55K tires still only last me 22K miles even with proper rotation and inflation)

I drive about 100 miles a shift and total mileage for a year is around 25,000 (80 work /20 personal) split. I get around 20 mpg while delivering. I get 30 - 32 on the highway on long trips


insurance (business/commercial) is $113 per month

Yeah I got somewhat of a lemon car.

So, what is your cost per mile? What are you getting paid?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 4:53 am
Paid $3.67/gallon for gas tonight, lowest price I saw was $3.63, but that was across town when I was on the clock.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:42 pm
Paid $3.99 a gallon, but of course that is 91 octane gas. My pizza car will not run on anything less than 91 octane without knocking or stalling out.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:01 pm
PD2 wrote:Paid $3.99 a gallon, but of course that is 91 octane gas. My pizza car will not run on anything less than 91 octane without knocking or stalling out.


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