There is depreciation.....Analysis:
If you want to be able to transport boilers and the like you want a full size.
-Toyota Tundra is out because the new one is very expensive and seems to have some teethting problems and the old ones are the worst in mpg.
- No Diesel since it will bust the budget to buy.
- Only vehicles in full size at new or near new, prices left are Nissan Titan and Ram 1500 Classic.
The Titan comes with a 5 yr 100,000 mile bumper-to-bumper warranty.
Give how much you will drive its a no brainer
Also I do not agree with the naysayers that 58.5 cents/mile is a loss.
Even at today fuel prices ( which means the IRS number will be adjusted up soon anyway).
Highway miles are easier on wear and tear and on mpgs.
So in a 4000 mile month he'd be getting like $2340!
That is not chump change!
$1/mile is a fantasy number.
In a 4000 mile driving month you do NOT run through $4000 of fuel+upkeep.
the rising fuel costs do not affect the mileage as greatly as that , its merely the most visible expense.
Maintenance, oil changes, tires, brake pads, insurance are all included in that rate and they have not risen like crazy.
IN any event the 58.5 cents/miles is sure to be adjusted upward soon.
He will be fine.
Anyway, Dodge Ram 1500 or Nissan Titan.
The base engine in the titan is a beast ( since they dont have an ugraded engine option) and the warranty is 5 yrs/100,000 miles bumper-to-bumper
What are those issues?Yea-I agree with the above. Your operating costs are going to be high and that 58.5 cents/mile may or may not cover it. Ask for more vehicle reimbursement-or don't take the job. To answer your question-as a Silverado owner you really can't go wrong with any full size made today. But please note there are early issues with the new Tundra that I'm sure Toyota will have worked out by the NEXT MODEL YEAR.
You may want to consider the Silverado with the 2.7-it's a nice motor-ideal for your use.
That mileage rate has been around for a long time. Has not changed.58.5 cents is about break even with costs. Buy new, buy a base model, finance the whole thing and if you come out ahead expenses wise including the payment its a win. That reimbursement rate can go up with future costs.
Buy what you would want to own because some day you might quit that job or it might quit you.
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