On a normal day I am driving about 80-100 miles so over the course of a week its 450 miles probally more. I do know that I usually have to fill up my car almost 2x a week.
At premium 3.40 a gallon (California) (13gallon VW) = 44.20$ and that would get me about 325 miles.
At regular say 3.00 a gallon (14gallon Elantra) = 42.00 and that should get me about 476 miles @ 34 MPG.
Even with a car payment of 218$ I still believe that I will be saving money in the long run. The VW was costing more in repairs on a monthly basis, and it was in need of a new windshield(200$), new gas pedal (200$), camshaft sensor (120$), new tires (300$), and that was just the known problems.
I am hoping that I can get the moldrite or come up with some other cool quick projects for next weekend for me and the girls. Tomorrow my daughter starts kindergarten, so that is a huge milestone for her, and I am so proud of her. I hope she has a great day, and cant wait to hear about it.