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Wife loves Old Vans Too Much

 
 
Rockhead
 
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Reply Sun 26 Jul, 2009 10:24 am
@DrewDad,
and lots of times there is a line of hunky helpers looking to work by the hour as well...

(this could be a win win, chum...)
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Chumly
 
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Reply Sun 26 Jul, 2009 11:13 am
@oolongteasup,
Fair enough! I've not done an analysis of all the costs, so I could be wrong on all this...however if she had a better-on-gas, more reliable Asian vehicle (even if it was an Asian van instead of an Asian sedan as a compromise) I'm guessing the additional up-front cost would be money better spent; at least from the point of view of reliability hassles.

How do you put a monetary value on reliability hassles?

My dad used to say that when buying a used vehicle the brand is less important than the condition of the vehicle, and although I would agree with that overall, a Toyota van is a better machine than a Ford Aerostar van.

I can't find any Internet cost studies that show older American vehicles versus older Asian vehicles nor any studies showing total costs of vehicle types over time...but I can say that auto rental companies sell their fleets with regularity and my employer supplied laptop gets replaced every three years...so there must be something to the cost/benefit as time goes by.
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Chumly
 
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Reply Sun 26 Jul, 2009 11:16 am
@DrewDad,
I just talked to her about that but she is all pissy about the extra hassles of picking it up and dropping it off; I like your idea!
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