Old 02-07-2010, 07:29 AM
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Mist-Rest
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I place the value in the 10-12K range for a 4WD truck and 7-9K for a well equipped car per year. This includes the cost of insurance. Gas use is extra. It's also important to remember that these are pretax dollars.

A good friend is in sales, must buy a car to certain specifications, puts 35K miles a year on it, pays all repairs, ect. I think he's getting screwed as they pay the IRS rate. He's happy most of the time about it so I guess that's all that matters.
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