I figured I'd put the costs incurred on our two week trip in early July (to PA and VA)
Vehicle: 2005 Subaru Forester XT
Passengers: 2 (and a bunch of camping gear!)
Length of Trip: 14 days
States traveled: 8
Miles covered: 2567.5
Avg. MPG: 24.07
Most Expensive Gas: Thomaston, CT $2.66/gal
Least Expensive Gas: Fredericksburg, VA $2.39/gal
Total Trip Cost: $1603.64
"Mail Pouch" Tobacco Barns: 4
"Kentucky Club" Barns: 1
Roadkill Champ: PA
"Other" includes vehicle service, personal necessities, etc. My data is more granular than this.
Fun 5.61% <-- We're either cheap dates, or we're not having enough
Had we taken the TDI, the fuel cost would have been cut in half, though I must say this car is enjoyable to drive (probably could have gotten better mileage if my right foot had stopped itching ;-) ). We were using premium grade. I'd like to cut down our food bill a bit. I'm satisfied with the lodging cost. Unfortunately, we did not include food we had purchased prior to the trip in this cost analysis. I estimate it would add about $100 here.