View Single Post
Old 04-21-2012, 08:52 PM
Stealth.Pilot's Avatar
Stealth.Pilot Stealth.Pilot is offline
The Driver
Location: Atlanta
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 4,641
Mein Auto: 2014 M5
This article is truly ridiculous. People have a completely warped perspective of how much gas costs, relative to what it's costs to own any car, forget about an M5.

Funny story I had recently.

I was in a taxi in Augusta recently:

Taxi driver: I'm sorry to tell you the rates have gone up by 25 cents per mile today. It's because the increase in gas prices is killing us. Even with the increase, the gas prices are tough for us.

Me: let's do the math. How many miles is this trip?

Him: 12 miles.

Me: How much has the gas price gone up in the last year?

Him: $1 per a gallon.

Me: So if this trip is half a gallon, then you are spending an extra 50 cents to drive me today. Now how much more are you making - you said 12 miles and an extra 25 cents per mile. So you are getting an extra $3.

Him: that's right.

Me: so why are you complaining about gas prices. Seems to me that you have been taking advantage of gas prices to increase your profits?

Him: I had never done the math. Thanks for telling me.
2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S
2015 Mercedes C300 4MATIC
Memberships: BMW CCA, Peachstate PCA, NMA, AAA, RAC

2015 Jaguar F-Type R
2014 BMW M5 Individual Dinan Stage 1
2013 BMW M5 Individual
2012 BMW 550i Dinan Stage 2
2004 BMW M3
2001 BMW 330Ci
1997 BMW 328Ci
1994 BMW 325Ci
Reply With Quote