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Find The Boots

Rantings from a few corporate types about life, technology, travel, guns, politics, and everything good in the world.

Airport Cars

Monday, March 26, 2007

No, not which particular crappy rental to get this week at Cincy, but the car you drive to the airport.

Hey, I promised something a bit different here!

I admit it, I used to drive a BMW 5 series to the airport (see Bill Cosby in 200mph) but felt pretty stupid at the end of a 3 year 36K mile lease when I'd put a total of 22K miles on the car. And that included post-911 commuting of 300 miles r/t to the client every week!

Anyway, then I got a mega-beater from eBay motors (which is a whole other post) for like $3K USD and drove that for a year. Sold the car for $2.7K so that is probably the cheapest ride I'll ever own.

Now, as a dad, I drive a econobox (with 7 airbags!) back and forth. Nice radio though.

But if you are wondering which car to get to preserve your equity, check the IntelliChoice guys. Here's a handy net-out for you budding executives:

And before someone writes in, yes, I understand that a 15% depreciation on a $20K car is a lot less money than a 10% depreciation on a $50K car.


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