Original cost: $17,000.00 give or take a few. (used-26000 miles- summer 2001)
Maintenance: $8000.00 an educated guess – includes three sets of tires, numerous tune-ups, scheduled maintenance, and a couple of Big Fixes.
Gas: $15,500.00 a ballpark figure based on some back calculations from miles driven, gas mileage, and price of gas.
License fees: $675.00
Insurance: $3600.00 approximately.
Days owned: 3010
Cost per day: $14.87 per day.
Miles driven: 177,000 or .26 cents a mile
The moral of this story is that even normal, boring, frugal vehicles are expensive. Either walk and save a lot of money, or buy an awesome vehicle so you can really enjoy blowing all your money on transportation.