Owning a Prius C costs third of what running a GMC Yukon does, you can save at least a hundred bucks a year by checking your tires properly and overall, ten percent of your income will be spent on you ride college boy. Here's all you need to know about the statistics.
CJ Pony Parts put together a nice infographic about the costs of car ownership in America, and let me assure you that the situation is still much better in the land of the free than over here in Europe. As long as you don't drive a BMW 750i...
Then again, if you don't, you probably don't need to worry about running costs.
Hat tip to Jesse!