talon Posted May 3, 2008 Report Share Posted May 3, 2008 Just got done doing the maths between my boat and my car and I thought I'd share as it's bit shocking Boat Purchase price: $350,000 Time of ownership: 1.5 years Weight: 22,000 lbs dry size: 41.5 feet, 2 bedroom, 1 bath Engines: 2 496 HO sterndrive Mercs. Fuel: 350 gallons Seats: 20 Top Speed: 50 mph Fuel burn at cruise: 44 gallons per hour Total cost of upkeep over ownership (excluding slippage and fuel): $1200 Car Purchase price: $52,000 Time of ownership: 1. years Weight: Next to nothing size: Not even enough to make out in Engines: single 3.5 liter V8 Fuel: <12 gallons Seats: 2 Top Speed: 180+ Fuel burn at cruise: 25 mpg Total cost of upkeep over ownership (excluding garage and fuel): $14,000 and counting Wow - Two engines, two bedrooms, three TV's, a bathroom, a stove, a microwave, etc. and the boat is MUCH cheaper to maintain. I can stand in the egine compartent and touch about everything I need to. Not so much with the Lotus On the other hand, the boat requires $1600 worth of fuel every two weeks. The car takes about $100 every month. The garage for the car is cheap, the slip for the boat is $500 per month. Which is cheaper? I think the end result is that I need to get cheaper toys Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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