Between the recent drop in gas prices and the change in vehicle, it cost half as much to fill *both* vehicles, each from 1/4 full, as it did to fill the Dodge...
[Showing the math]
Now, given that at one point during the ownership of the Dodge, gas was over $4 a gallon, and I just filled up for under two, here we go:
Dodge tank: 26 gallons. 3/4 = 20 gallons = $80 at $4/gallon (roughly).
Toyota tank: 16 gallons. 3/4 = 12 gallons = $24 at $2/gallon.
Honda tank: 21 gallons. 3/4 = 15 gallons = $30 at $2/gallon.
$54 to fill the Honda and Toyota from 1/4 tank, $80 to fill the Dodge. There were times it cost me over $100 to fill the tank of the Ram. Maybe not quite half, but I can still fill up both of our cars (and my motorcycle) now for less than it cost me to fill up the Ram for most of 2011 and 2012. There's something to be said for filling up the tank for under $20. We're partying like it's 1999!
Now, yes, there are times I miss the Dodge. Having a covered 6 ¼-foot bed to toss anything and everything in came in very handy. The big growly V8 was nice, too, especially when passing someone moving really slow. I won't pretend I don't miss the big truck feeling, either - the RAV4 is a lot of things, but big is not one of them.
On the other hand, though, in another month or so I'm *really* going to like the heated leather seats...
That is all.