If you own a vehicle, you have to drive it. Grumpy has just been sitting over there in a corner of the garage waiting to be on the road again. Today is the day.
The Great Geezer is taking Myrtle the Toyota to the car wash, then putting Grumpy on the streets. No, I can’t drive him, but he did pass his smog with a good margin so why not drive him. Bobbie just sold Mikey’s truck, which had over 500 thousand miles on it, and she is buying a Prius at 24 to 30 grand. The car guy here says with tax, license, dealer, prep, and options will come to 27 to 35.
Right now, I think I will stick to my vastly higher carbon footprint with old Grumpy while saving myself an immediate 27 thousand dollars.
If you are interested in calculating your effect on the environment, try this simple test from The Nature Conservancy.
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