Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Total Operating Expenses: 2017 VW Jetta Wolfsburg Edition


Important Numbers: 2017 VW Jetta TSI Wolfsburg Edition as of Aug. 15, 2019

  • Fuel cost per km: $0.09 (Canada, southwestern Ontario)
  • Total cost to run car per km: $0.51*
  • Fuel consumption: 8.08 litres/100 kms (This climbs during the winter months as I do more in-city driving at that time.)
Present distance traveled: 24788 kms
Fuel used: 2002.97 litres
Fuel cost: $2223.23
Total out-of-pocket expenses: $12682.90**
(** The above includes car payments, fuel costs, all maintenance charges, car washes, parking, etc.)
* Will change over time as distance traveled increases.

I had a 2011 VW Jetta TDI. Because of the diesel scandal, VW bought the car back at fair market value. VW Canada also paid a bonus to make full amends for their TDI lies. All in all, I got $16,700. I put it all into the purchase of a 2017 VW Jetta Wolfsburg Edition TSI.

I have a spreadsheet tracking all costs. The numbers above are from that spreadsheet.

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