i drive 20k miles a year and am thinking the same way as the originator of this post. my old econo tiny tidler that i bought new in 2004 had 160k miles on it. it needed $3g worth of work on a $2g car so it was time to cut my losses. post volt my fuel consumtion went from 20 gallons/week to 5 gallons/week. only service was a tire rotation so far. electric bill went up $20. just paid $10g against the loan principal ahead of time this week.