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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by itisbruno, Nov 25, 2012.
To share fuel expenses. The total fuel cost is $120.
What is your share of the fuel cost?
A fair share is 1/3.
A good friend would share 1/2.
The easy answer would be 40 bucks, but since your buddy isn't likely to be charging his wife gas money, be ready to pony up 60 bucks.
$60. regardless of who's car.
$60 like others said
$60. If he had 9 kids would you expect to pay $10?
That's the way I see it.
$60, no question.
$120 He gave up his private time with his lady both ways.
No, because I wouldn't get in the damn car with 9 kids even if he paid me.
I'd expect to pay half if I were the friend. Having said that, I wouldn't say anything to the friend if he only gave me $40. But I might use his math the next time our positions were reversed.
I concur, I would meet them there to maintain my sanity.
I wouldn't expect any money from my friend.
Factor in traffic, parking , vehicle maintenance & gratuities...let's say $142. Doing something with your friend's wife? Priceless!
Ah, in that case, the answer is different.
Depends on the friendship. Your friend owes you at least $60. If it was me I'd cover the entire gas bill since I'm not paying for wear and tear on the car, and buy lunch.
On the other hand, with most of my friends, I wouldn't pay anything and it'd even out in the end. I don't track stuff like this closely, I just stop giving rides to freeloaders after a while.
Pay half the gas and you're money ahead of the actual money you saved by not driving.
If the fuel cost were $120, assuming 30 MPG and $3.50 gas, it was about a 1000 mile round trip. Since running a car, including gas/oil/insurance/maintenance/depreciation/etc., costs around $0.50 per mile, the actual cost of the commute was $500.
ETA: Oops, just saw it was your car. Concur with Steven. The whole gas bill would be the most fair, considering your costs.
Also edited to fix my math.
I would give him $120 , the nine kids and wife , an extra $50 smile and say "call me when you get back" ! Now that's priceless !