I have always done 8K but may shift to 10K since I am going to start using the Mobile 1 synthetic. Have fun, Rick
I'm not sure I understand the question... you're asking something about energy consumption versus the price of aluminum? From a consumer standpoint, it'd be wiser to compare money saved by burning less gas to extra cost of the car. I did that when buying my Insight compared to a feature-comparable Civic, and assuming gas prices around $2/gal over the life of the car I came out several thousand dollars ahead in the end.Insightful Trekker said:Will we as Insight driver's _ever_ save the gasoline energy equivalent of the cost of the aluminum used in our Insight?
Good questions. One reason we got Insights is to tread lightly on the planet. Meanwhile, carried to an extreme, we should all just kill ourselves so we won't waste all this food we eat and air we breathe. It would really cut down on our consumption of resources and our contribution to landfills.Insightful Trekker said:...Will we as Insight driver's _ever_ save the gasoline energy equivalent of the cost of the aluminum used in our Insight? If so I believe it will take many tens of thousands of miles.
The lowest cost in both dollars and to the environment is to produce an efficent auto and maintain it nearly forever. Simply recycling its maintenance waste products.
I knew someone would have a good link, Thanks Tim In regard to my question it was total cost, to the person and planet.Tim Maddux said:<snip>
There is a "green book" out that rates cars based on estimates of the total amount of pollution they put out while being driven and while being made. They have ranked the Insight CVT #1 overall for 2003:
There are always the difficult to understand exceptions.When I was a student, I had a VW rabbit with 230,000 miles on it,
I changed the oil in that car every 30,000 miles (or only about 7 oil changes over the life of the car). When I graduated, I gave the car away, but it was still running strong.
I'm with you. 5k is what I have also decided on using 100% synthetic & a filter.BLeFevre said:Little did I realize that this topic would spark such a debate.
5 k is the interval I have decided on, which I had before I asked the question. Just curious for opinions and I sure did get them