Just examined our driving habits for the past 6 months. Ouch... we spend a lot of money on our cars.
Gas and Fuel is up $1100 for the past 6 months. Or on average about $180/month. At $2.80/gallon that comes to about 1300 miles/month. We are on average driving a little less, but with the loss of George (our honda civic) our gas mileage has dropped to around 20-21mpg. I drive my truck to work maybe once or twice a week, but also have class twice a week meaning... 60 miles round trip for work or 40 miles round trip for class. That comes to be about 120 + 80 = 200 miles = 10 gallons of gas which is about $30 just for work and class/week. Kind of a waste, but been looking for better ways of reducing this cost.
Thinking of selling my truck and getting a smaller car (used). This would be ideal. Let's see what happens.
So average over these two years was $376/month or a little over 7.5%. This could defintely be better.