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Cost of a car....

March 8th, 2008 at 01:17 pm

Aside from gas there is insurance and tags (the sticker on the back) and taxes.

Suppose I wanted a car...what would it really cost me?

Most folk think it can't be much, tags and taxes are often not much more than 200 a year. And insurance for an extra old car isn't much.

The secret to my savings is I do NOT drive. That means I am not insured at all to drive (I do not have a license, I do NOT drive)

Sure it can be inconvenient, and it has created a few raised voice discussions in the house. But in general, once you get used to something it is no big deal.

My husband does ALL the driving. I do all the in honey drive here and here, and here Smile.

This also means that when I see a cool class or neat show, I don't go unless it is after my husband can get off work. further savings. I would find room in the budget to pay for many fun things (trips to the science center, and the like) if I had the ability to get there.

But I don't. Now if I had more money and less needs I might consider it, after all I find trips to the nature center to be very good for kids. As is we only go once a month or so. Also as is, we save that money. Right now saving/paying of the car is more important.

5 Responses to “Cost of a car....”

  1. fern Says:

    If you can get by without a car, i say YOU GO GIRL.

    Cars are probably the single most expensive thing in the average person's budget after their home and property taxes.

    As you pointed out, it's not just the car purchase, it's also registration, insurance and maintenance, not to mention the high price of gas these days.

    So you're doing a very smart thing.

    Although I could never picture myself living in a city, I in some ways wish i did becus i would rely on public transportation or my legs and ditch the car.

  2. compulsive debtor Says:

    Wait. Do you not know how to drive or just chose not to drive?

  3. princessperky Says:

    I drove long, long ago, so technically I know how, though I have not done so in so long I would be a major danger to others if I suddenly decided I wanted to today.

    so yes to both?

  4. compulsive debtor Says:

    If I lived in a city with good public transportation, I would give up driving as well.

  5. baselle Says:

    I don't drive either, but I can.

    Last time I drove was in September of last year. Its kinda nerve-racking when you do after a long time when you haven't...what does this button do anyway?

    Funny how driving isn't really like riding a bicycle (aka you never forget). Once you do it daily for a few months you think, "I can never not drive" and if you don't do it daily for a few months you find ways to never drive again.

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