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2 months without a car... I don't miss it
« on: 08/03/17 08:40PM »
Due to an extensive home renovation that required my garage to store materials and tools, I had to put my car and Bonneville in storage and just had room for my BMW for transportation for the past two and a half months .

Now that the work is done and I can move my car back in, I'm not in a hurry. Turns out the storage container my car is in (on my office property) is now blocked anyway.

I really didn't miss having a car, and I have a truck at work to use for daytime errands pertaining to business.

Probably helped that weather was good, if not very hot lately. I've always wondered what it would be like to depend solely on a bike. Guess I could manage.
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Re: 2 months without a car... I don't miss it
« Reply #1 on: 08/03/17 09:27PM »
Win

Same for me...I live in a "parking impacted" part of Long Beach with no driveway or garage

I just move the truck once a week for street sweeping...I only use it to haul people, carry surf boards, or dirt bike rides

Sell the car...just keep a truck and bike. It's been my perfect setup for years now
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Re: 2 months without a car... I don't miss it
« Reply #2 on: 08/04/17 06:15AM »
My truck sits in the garage 6 days a week. I also run errands on my bike. With traffic the way they, I can't stand driving! I'm a biker for life.

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Re: 2 months without a car... I don't miss it
« Reply #3 on: 08/04/17 08:25AM »
Considering making a move like this for me, though the wife would keep her car.  I'd be all-in on the idea if she also rode a bike, which would allow us to switch vehicles based on need / logistics of shuttling kids around.

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Re: 2 months without a car... I don't miss it
« Reply #4 on: 08/04/17 03:31PM »
Six years without a car. I can't deal with the traffic in a car.

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Re: 2 months without a car... I don't miss it
« Reply #5 on: 08/04/17 07:41PM »
Alternatively a car or truck will cost $400-$1,000 to register, $150-$200/year to maintain and $900/year to insure....plus maintenance...

So an alternative is rent a car 1-2x month...as long as it's less than $150ish/month, then it's cheaper to rent then own
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