Here’s a math problem. I’ve been thinking about how efficiently my vehicles get me to work. Here we go…
My husband and I have a Honda Civic Hybrid, a Suzuki Grand Vitara, and a Genuine Buddy scooter. Gas will cost $4 soon, so we’ll just say $4.00 is the price of gas. This is how far we can go on one gallon of gas:
- Civic – 42 miles
- Suzuki – 16 miles
- Buddy – 98 miles
My daily commute is 8 miles, so I can drive to work this many days for $4
- Civic – about 5
- Suzuki – 2
- Buddy – 12
Essentially, I can drive to work 2 days in the Suzuki for $4, or I can fill up the Buddy for $4 and drive to work 12 times. (My husband takes the Civic now, since I take the Buddy.)
I drive to work about 20 times per month, which costs $40 in the Suzuki, and about $8 in the Buddy.
A monthly bus pass costs $50 – for endless miles around Akron!
What’s your family’s car math?