Apartment Parking Space: $350/month x 12 months = $4,200
Gas: 23 gallons x $3.75/gallon = $86.25, $86.25 x 52 weeks = $4,485
Insurance: $133 x 12 months = $1,596
That’s $10,281/year right there for just the basics, not factoring in normal servicing, repairs, car washes, other parking, tolls or tickets (and there were tickets).
When Uber costs half that number, and when you get all the amenities of a private car, I begin to understand — as a prairie boy, keep in mind — why Uber has become so unbelievably successful.