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Living Car Free Do you live car free or car light? Do you prefer to use alternative transportation (bicycles, walking, other human-powered or public transportation) for everyday activities whenever possible? Discuss your lifestyle here.

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Old 01-15-07, 08:39 PM   #1
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Looky here.

http://articles.moneycentral.msn.com...ShareACar.aspx
I don't post here 'cause I'm not,but I visit now and then. I thought this was pretty cool.
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Old 01-15-07, 09:39 PM   #2
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Interesting article. From it, I had a look at Hour Car in Minneapolis, which had a very impressive web site. I hope this concept really takes off.
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It is a great concept and works very well from what little I know. My son is a senior at UNC and uses ZipCar. He loves it. He only needs a car once or twice a month, rest of the time he uses public transit or a bike. My daughter would benefit from it, however the college she goes to is out in the boonies in a small town so she has a car. I live in a small town so it doesn't exist. I do forsee the possibility of a car co-op in the future tho.

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Here are per mile figures of the cost of driving various vehicles, from AAA Motor Club (so they're not carfree propaganda!)--to help calculate the savings of car sharing.
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Originally Posted by AAA Auto Club website
How Much Does It Cost to Drive?
(2006 Vehicle--per mile of driving)

Small Sedan*
50.5 cents--10,000 Miles/Year
41.7 cents--15,000 Miles/Year
37.6 cents-- 20,000 Miles/Year

Medium Sedan*
62.4 cents--10,000 Miles/Year
53.1 cents--15,000 Miles/Year
48.8 cents-- 20,000 Miles/Year

Large Sedan*
72.9 cents--10,000 Miles/Year
61.9 cents --15,000 Miles/Year
56.5 cents-- 20,000 Miles/Year

4WD Sport Utility Vehicle*
79.0 cents--10,000 Miles/Year
65.4 cents -- 15,000 Miles/Year
58.9 cents-- 20,000 Miles/Year

Minivan*
71.3 cents--10,000 Miles/Year
59.2 cents--15,000 Miles/Year
53.5 cents--20,000 Miles/Year

Fuel costs based on the late-2005 average gas price of $2.405 per gallon.

*Small Sedan - Chevrolet Cobalt, Ford Focus, Honda Civic, Nissan Sentra and Toyota Corolla.
*Medium Sedan - Chevrolet Impala, Ford Fusion, Honda Accord, Nissan Altima and Toyota Camry.
*Large Sedan - Buick Lucerne, Chrylser 300, Ford Five Hundred, Nissan Maxima and Toyota Avalon.

Because it incorporates significant changes to driving cost calculations -- most notably the averaging of costs for multiples top-selling vehicles in each size/type category -- this edition of Your Driving Costs is not comparable to previous editions. The changes in methodolgy are designed to provide more accurate driving costs and better reflect current consumer vehicle purchasing habits.
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Here are per mile figures of the cost of driving various vehicles, from AAA Motor Club (so they're not carfree propaganda!)--to help calculate the savings of car sharing.
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Thanks Roody. This chart will be handy for curious car people who visit the forum if they can just interpolate it into their own situation.
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Thanks Roody. This chart will be handy for curious car people who visit the forum if they can just interpolate it into their own situation.
One point of the chart is that per mile, it's cheaper to drive a lot than a little. So some of you carlite people--who own a car but don't drive much--might want to make the plunge....
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