About two weeks ago a coworker of mine at UNIQA Raiffeisen Software Service, Liviu has appeared at work with an Excel sheet that calculated the running costs of his car including devaluation, taxes and so on. We immediately made the calculations for our own vehicles and started comparing the results. I thought that it was a great idea, that could come handy in several situations, but it wasn’t quite user-friendly.
Currently it is able to break down the devaluation of the vehicle to different periods of time or per kilometers. It does the same for fuel costs and costs related to taxes and services. In the end it sums up how much did our vehicle cost us in total, per year, per month and per kilometer. The latter is probably the most interesting result, as it could tell us if it is worth owning a vehicle or we should simply rent a car whenever we go to a longer trip or get a cab when needing transportation in the city.
At the moment the application is quite simple, but I have quite a few ideas to implement in the future, I just hope to find some more spare time 🙂
- Added support to Save/Load/Reset form data
- Added vertical scrollbar and smaller UI improvements