**Thread Starter**#1

Must be another repetitive thread for sure. Mods, please merge with appropriate thread if any!

This thought came up when I went to my new office building today from my house.

My old office used to be 7 kms from my home and the new one turns out to be twice as far. So, I would be covering 30kms daily.

Put together, I would be travelling 22 * 30 = 660kms/month.

I have an ikon 1.6 Sxi. Considering the mileage to be 11 kmpl in city (max obtainable in city limits), I ll be spending 60 litres for my office stints alone.

Considering another 340 kms for weekends, per month I get to travel 1000 kms.

Fuel Used: 1000/11 =

**90 lts approx**

Money Spent = 90 * 63.5 =

**Rs.5700 approx**

If I used a diesel car with decent performance instead, considering a minimum mileage of 12kmpl,

Fuel used: 1000/12 =

**83 lts approx**

Money Spent = 83 * 42 =

**3500 approx**

Only with city driving, if I am able to save 2200 per month, I am very sure that one will easily save more than Rs.2500 per month.

With this kind of saving, my idea is that, one can easily spend the extra cost required for maintaining a diesel car. If save 1000 per month extra for this purpose along with the usual money spent on a petrol car, this would be balanced.

and I would end up saving a minimum of

**1500 per month (18K per year)**.

Considering the following points,

1) Re-sale value of a diesel car vs petrol car

2) Difference in fuel prices

3) Ever increasing petrol rate

does the 1500 km per month limit for a diesel car still hold true?

I guess not. Please enlighten me. Sorry for the long post.