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I am Over Owning a Car

February 7th, 2012 at 09:01 am

So yesterday I had to take my car in because it was making a squealing noise and paid $300 for an oil change and new brake pads. We are turning this car in when the lease ends in April, and I am so ready to be without a car for a while. I really despise car ownership at the moment. Once the lease is done I'm going to join ZipCar which has around 15 cars on my campus.I'm so looking forward to this service. I won't have to pay for gas, maintenance, repairs, or insurance! It costs $25 per year and $8/hour or $66/day to take any of the cars. As rarely as I drive, I really just cannot wait to use ZipCar.

Now I must temper this by saying that DH will still own a car and will be home most of summer to drive with me places. Still, I really just don't want a car of my own. I'm afraid I might have to get one in August or September when DH starts work again, but I really would rather use ZipCar as long as possible. Hopefully I will feel differently come the end of summer.

2 Responses to “I am Over Owning a Car”

  1. ceejay74 Says:

    I hope you like it! I'm on a carshare service and love it. Then again I haven't owned a car for over 10 years, so for me it was like adding some freedom of movement to my life.

  2. Jerry Says:

    We sold both of our cars when we moved overseas, and while it does lead to savings in fuel, insurance, and all of that, it's also very frustrating at times not to be able to just take off whenever/wherever we want to. There are two sides to everything, I guess! Good luck...
    Jerry

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