I was in the reverse position, the guy offered to pick me up as i don't drive and he was going my way anyway, several times i offered to pay for the odd tank of petrol, each time he told me to fcuk off and that he liked the company (we knew each other from our school days) in the end I just bought him a few pints and dropped the subject!
I had a situation before of bringing someone over 50 k to work and the dirty bastard was trying not to pay me. I told him money or walk ðŸ˜‚ he was a non driver. I pay 40 a week for fuel roughly to and from work. That's 2000 euro a year roughly.