Friday, January 09, 2015

2014 Mileage

It's been a while since I gave an annual summary of my auto usage, but I've got some numbers for 2014.  They're not as good as the numbers I formerly got when using software on my Palm phone to track it.

I still drive my 1999 Saturn SC2.  The car finished 2014 with 360,902 miles, an increase of 28,982 for the year.  That's more than I used to drive, with 26,777 in 2013.  I'm not clear why this year's total was higher, so I need to do some research on that.

I used a total of 834.118 gallons of gasoline to get the job done, giving me an average of 34.745 miles per gallon for the year.  One of the things that keeps me in this car, besides its general reliability, is the high gas mileage.  Unfortunately, I don't have numbers on the cost of that gasoline.

If I averaged 60 mph, it would take me 6000 hours to drive 360,000 miles; I'm sure I've spent many more hours than that in the Saturn.  I'm finally starting to get a little tired of it, but it's fun to run up the miles. I'm forming a plan to either hand it down to my youngest daughter, or retire it at 400,000 miles, which should come sometime in the summer of 2016.

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