On the way to work today, I hit 80,000 miles on my 2004 Prius!
I snapped a couple pics as it changed over.
A little math…
80,000 miles at an average of, let’s say 46 MPG (it tends to be around that), that works out to about 1,739 gallons of gas. Damn, that’s a lot of gas! Not sure what the average price of gas has been over the past few years, let’s say $2, that works out to about $3,478 in gas.
If I’d had a lower MPG car, let’s say 25 MPG, the gas would have been $6,400.
So the Prius’ higher MPG has been a savings of $2,922 so far.
Plus the emissions are lower on the Prius, so there’s that, too.
I’ve had the car for 5 years, so that’s 16,000 miles a year, or 43.84 miles per day.
Which about matches my daily commute, so no surprise there.
I’ve already paid it off, so here’s hoping I can get another 5 years out of it!