I am an absolute nerd when it comes to cost of ownership per mile. I am a tech who spends his day driving to cell towers and working on CDMA/LTE equipment. I carry a good bit of tools around and there's some off-roading involved. I average about 30k mi/yr for business and 10-15k for personal use. I get reimbursed at the IRS rate of $.51/mi
My last car was a 2002 Mini cooper (I had payments, had to drive it!) that I drove from 71k to 170k. Total cost in was $36,000 with $26k in mileage reimbursement - so the car cost me around $.10/mi to own.
When that finally gave out, i bought a 94 explorer as a beater truck. My total net money in is $1377 for 5k miles and I still own it. I should be able to sell it for $2k and turn a profit.
Cost of ownership involves payment, interest, gas, accessories, repairs - Even sponges or trips to the car wash - I mean every time i spent a penny on those vehicles, I tracked it. I will do my best to bump this thread once a month when I make my insurance and car note payment as well as get my mileage reimbursement back. I hope that around the 120k mile mark, the car will reach a $.0/mi cost of ownership.
Pics coming soon!