Ok fellas. I am looking at a new car because I want to save money overall. But here is the dilemma: I have a number of cars and none really give great mileage and I don't think many people really get great mileage but here it goes with some figuring. Pickup is paid for get 14 miles to a gallon. 25000 miles a year at 14 equals 1786 gallons of fuel at 3.65 is 6519 a year in costs plus repairs. A new Focus let's say for example gets an average of 30 miles per gallon and would give 834 gallons of fuel at 3.65 and would cost 3044 dollars. So you would save roughly over three thousand dollars if those numbers work except for the car payment of the new car. Now if the car is not paid off the payment at 18k financed would be another 300 a month or an additional 3600 a year. So am I wrong or is it the same driving a paid off gas hog verses a financed new car with those numbers?