Originally Posted by BrentPaucke
to bad i still wasnt in seattle thats worth the drive
wouldn't be worth it, I tried puzzling that one out.
I get 275-300 miles a tank, let's just round to 300.
$3.68 per gal, I think i fill to 18 gals, so $66
From my place to Bozeman, 717 miles, so round trip gas is $315
Figure in a motel for one night, I'm just going with a rate of $120 since that's what it seems like you have to pay these days.
Figure in lunch, dinner, (breakfast free at motel), lunch, dinner. Let's go to McD's as the cheapest option and buy a double cheese meal, about $4 per meal.
$350 bumper + $120 motel + $315 gas + $16 gut buster meal = $801.
Bushmaster 2.0 is $870 under the same setup, so savings is $69.
Consider also the near 2k miles on the tires and driving 11 hours each day, which between the wear/tear on you and truck, plus your time, probably comes to a perceived value that breaks even with the cost of shipping from CBI.
Sigh, I will wait
Wasn't a good time for me really anyway.