[Clayart] fuel cost

Paul Gerhold gerholdclay at gmail.com
Wed Jul 6 02:27:58 EDT 2016

If you are buying a used car the absolute best thing you can do if you don't have the skills yourself is to take the car to an independent mechanic and pay the hundred or so dollars to have it fully checked out.

Then if you but the car buy a used shop manual and at least read through the maintenance section if nothing else.


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> On Jul 6, 2016, at 12:08 AM, mel jacobson via Clayart <clayart at lists.clayartworld.com> wrote:
> regional differences are very common in utilities.
> there is no sort of average.
> so, it is hard to make any judgments unless you
> do some simple calculations based on your bill each month.
> kwh cost is rather simple to do.
> (or, look on utube, there will be a film about it someplace.)
> i never calculate, or check mileage on my car.
> i have to drive, and i must fire my kilns.  so it is, what it is.
> side bar:   the average repair on cars is well over $700 per visit.
> (colleen just had a $1400 repair.)  it is back in the shop two days later.)
> if your car gets good mileage, but needs ots of repair..you just lost
> your advantage.   the theory is:   buy the best car you can afford.
> check the repair history of the type you are buying.  if all you look
> at is mileage, you may be fooling yourself.   or, if you drive a hundred
> miles to work every day.....mileage is a new story.
> check the after market costs for repair of volvo and mercedes.
> simple parts are like $450.   many very high end mechanics just lift
> their eyes and smile when people try to tell them about `mileage`.
> my godson bill burgurt is an auto broker.  he sells all brands and
> sizes and shapes.  he is a wealth of knowledge.  as he says.
> the dealer has about 25 ways to screw you.  and they often use them all.
> he has taken me to the denver `huge` auto auction.  it makes the circus look
> like a circus.  what an experience.
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