Would you believe we're paying about â‚¬1.05 per liter here (â‚¬1 = c.US$1.10)? That's around $4.00 a gallon, and most of that is for taxes.I can take the train to work, and my husband can go by bike. The car is only being used for grocery shopping (and will be the next time Jamie has to go to the vet's). I haven't used it in about three weeks. I walk to the bank, post office, bakery,station,etc.. I wish we could afford a tiny hybrid car right now. When I started driving (about 30 years ago), gas cost about 35 cents a gallon. Anyone else remember that? I could actually get $5 worth of gas and drive around on it for several days. Cigarettes (yes, I smoke - don't be shocked -, but only in the kitchen with the window wide open - I know passive smoking is really bad for cats and other pets, but I'm addicted) cost about the same. I really wish the hybrid cars would be pushed/subsidized by the government(s). The problem with the SUVs is that too many people who don't need them drive them. I have no problem with people who actually need them to haul stuff, drive through rough terrain, etc..