And the answer to that is, don't buy a vehicle you can't afford to run or are too scared to drive!
Like I say, I get around 500 miles on 130 quid which is a damn site better than my works van or my BMW 540. And a frick load more fun.
Course it's more expensive here, but that's tough luck! I live here and put up with it! And as we all know, where's the fun in being sensible?