I deal with real costs - not what if my car needs maintenance in the future costs.
Just because the IRS says you can deduct 57 cents per mile doesn’t mean it costs 57 cents per mile.
In the future, if I keep driving, I know I’ll have to change tires and brakes. Maybe a tune-up. I have a Honda, so I expect it to last 150K miles or so.
Just by paying off the van, I am saving a lot of money for the rest of the life of the car. I notice you don’t seem to account for that savings.
And this isn’t a career for me - just a gig that I do while I am waiting for another opportunity that will pay much more than this with much less work.
And, not my only source of income either. I consider Uber my hobby - granted one that I’ll put on 60-80 hours per week on some weeks.
Calling out trolls like you is another hobby – it just doesn’t pay as well.