Okay, the car is exactly halfway paid off. Thirty months down, thirty months to go. So, for the next thirty months the cost will be $17.54 per day, or $122.78 per week (Monthly payment plus insurance). Plus gas, but as I never fill up more than once every month or two we’ll just exclude that from the calculations.
So I’ll be paying $122.78 to go five miles to the store and five miles back home since I’ve been going to the store only once a week for years. How much is a ten mile trip in an uber? (Hang on, googling.) Well, that was confusing as fuck. No clear answer, but I’m betting it’s considerably less than $122.78. It seems to be about $20. And if I need to go anywhere else it’s usually on the same road only farther down. I doubt that I’ve driven farther than ten miles in one direction more than a few times in all the years I’ve lived here.
This Fry’s store doesn’t deliver, but maybe the next closest one does? That would work.
And I’m thinking the local senior center offers free rides for errands. (Stop fucking giggling at me!)
If I sell the car to Carvana and put that 2 or 3 grand in the bank with what I already have and put what would have been a car payment away every month I should have the cash to buy the Honda CB500X in less than a year. And by then it should be the 2022 model.
All I know is that pedaling a bike ten miles in over 100 degree heat 5 months out of the year ain’t going to happen!
First world problems!
Edit: Delivery from the second closest Kroger to my door is $9.95. So, $40 a month! Definitely doable!