Wow. The price of a gallon here is £4.23 at the moment,I make that about $7.60 a gallon. Road tax is around £126/$228 a year depending on what you drive. On top of that the government adds 17.5% tax that they call VAT(like US sales tax) to car insuance.My insurance came to £242/$438 this year. Finally,every car over 3yrs old has to pass a test to prove the vehicle is road worthy. Thats about another £45/$81. Thankfully I drive a 1.8 litre 4 cylinder turbo diesel that does around 45 miles to a gallon.