Following up on Pup's dead car thread, an update on the Peugeot 107:
I just went a WHOLE FRIGGIN' MONTH without stopping at the petrol station
I drove daily to and from work (about 15km round trip) in the notorious Moscow traffic, and took a couple of longer trips to Ikea and Sheremetovo 1 airport. Over the course of 32 days, I used 33 liters of petrol to travel around 420 km. That works out to 7.85 liters/100km or 31 mpg. Not quite the 51 mpg city rating advertised, but I'll chalk that up to the traffic since I'm still driving for about 40 minutes a day.
I used to spend 400 rubles/day on taxis to and from work. That’s about $11 now, but for most of last year that worked out to around $16 (the ruble has taken a beating over the past 2 months). By contrast, I spent about 33 rubles per weekday on fuel for the month ending February 25, and that’s assuming no weekend driving, which was not always the case. That is less than a dollar a day, and less than a 50 ruble round trip on the metro. I saved $240 over the course of a month. Even factoring in depreciation and (future) maintenance, this car is paying for itself!