This very savvy accountant from South Carolina has been waiting a very long time for this day. Today was the day that she reached a financial break even point on her decision to spend a few extra thousand dollars and opt for the diesel engine option on her new vehicle.
She knew that if she was patient that it would payoff for her. Here’s how she figured the math out:
She drives approximately 15,000 miles per year / This diesel vehicle gets 9 mpg better combined fuel economy than the gasoline version / She has to pay about 40 cents per gallon more for diesel fuel than for gasoline…put all that info into a fancy calculator and you figure out that she saved about $137 per year on fuel.
She paid an additional $2190 for the diesel engine option which ate up that $137 per year savings…until today!!! Today is the 16th Anniversary of the day she picked up this little 2001 Jetta from the showroom floor. This little cream puff only has 239,792 miles on it and from here forward she can put that extra $137 per year in fuel savings in her pocket.
Congratulations Kathy and Happy Anniversary to you and the Jetta.