I drive a Toyota Corolla because I use it primarily for commuting solo and thus can save money thanks to the better gas mileage. Buying less gas also means paying fewer taxes.
But my wife has to haul three kids most of the time, so her vehicle is a Toyota Sienna minivan — the choice of soccer moms across America. Soccer moms don’t get great gas mileage and thus have to pay more in gas taxes.
My wife filled the Sienna this morning. The tab of $50.02 included $6.69 in taxes. Ouch!