Last year I drove my truck about 3,500 miles. About 2,000 of that was towing the Scamp
. Most of the rest was hauling 15 cords of firewood home from the farm.
I made a deliberate decision to move here, I used to walk to work every day, 1/2 mile each way. Sometimes my car wouldn't move for 2 or 3 months at a time. Now I work from home, so no commute. If I need something right here in town, I almost always walk or ride my bike, or schedule a quick stop when I'm out running.
I paid cash for the truck, I budget $100/month for maintenance, and my insurance is very low, even with full coverage.
Leaves more money for traveling and enjoying life!