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To receive your
"maybe it's not time to trade in my ride after all," current fuel cost vs. vehicle purchase analysis, please fill out the required fields below. Please note: to calculate the results, we use extremely conservative numbers. We will increase gas prices at a rate of 7%/year rather than the current ten year average which has been a steady 15%/year.
As people rush to trade in SUVs and gas-guzzling vehicles for something that promises better fuel economy, Car Pal is dedicated to analyzing whether or not that is a sensible financial decision. Our goal is to show you how much it currently and likely will cost you to drive your current vehicle 5-7 years down the road.
You may be amazed at how many years it takes to make up the cost differential of taking on a new or longer-term payment. On the other hand, you may find that the savings are good enough and a new purchase would indeed be costwise. Maybe you just want a new car and you are looking to justify the purchase -- at least a little.... Our aim is to help you make an educated decision.
If your current vehicle is very old and needs (or may soon need) expensive repairs, please make a note in the section at the very bottom of this form.
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First, estimate how many miles you drive per year (please indicate if more city or highway)
What is your average miles per gallon (mpg) for your current vehicle?
Using your driving habits as guidance, please enter the average mpg your target or desired vehicle should get. If you don't know, list up to three vehicles -- include engine size of 4, 6, or 8 cylinders -- and we will calculate the mpg for you.
Tell us how many years (up to a total of ten) you intend to keep the new vehicle should you purchase one. Your plans may change, but for the purposes of the analysis, please make an educated guess based on your past buying and vehicle keeping habits.
Do you currently have an automobile payment? If yes, please estimate remaining balance
Finally, let us know roughly how much you would have to spend if you purchased a new better mpg vehicle
Thank you! Add any additional notes below. We will get back to you shortly.
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