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Old 02-06-2014, 10:34 PM
 
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Hey CDers, so whenever I'm without my Vespa scooter im stranded and lately I have been on the fence about getting another mode of transport.

Bicycle vs Car vs another Motorcycle.

The thing about a car is that it seems like overkill since the vespa will still likely be my main mode of transport. Though the plus is i could start dating again without having to find out if i can borrow my moms car that night! Also a car in the rain is really a plus. Cost is also another issue - times are tough!

Bicycle - So relaxing, no dating on a bike but no maintenance either, no insurance.

another moto - pretty straight forward, having a backup scooter would be kind of nice, less footprint than a car.

transportation is also not a huge deal for me, I don't have a commuter job (work from home). though if i had a car i would probably be more involved in the social scene. Hiking to the spots downtown on a late weekend nt is kind of a schlep.

Sry if this post sucks, i have major retail-anxiety! What would you all do in my situation?
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Old 02-07-2014, 07:43 AM
 
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You already answered your own question, get either a bicycle or another scooter plus remember that bicycles do need maintenance as well !!!
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Old 02-07-2014, 09:38 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Are you living in the SF Bay area on a $36k annual salary?
If so, then a car would probably be cost- and parking-prohibitive.
Stick with a scooter.
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Old 02-07-2014, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC & New York
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I would likely get a car, since it would improve your social life and dating. Since you are not in immediate need, I would take my time and look around for a good, economical car, be it something like a vintage Mercedes W123 300d that can be converted to run on vegetable oil, or something like a Corolla. There would be an expense to any car, but the positives would outweigh the negatives, especially since you do not use it for commuting.
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Old 02-07-2014, 12:49 PM
 
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Not quite a car, definitely more safe than bike or moped or bicycle.
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Old 02-07-2014, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Cole neighborhood, Denver, CO
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My transport alternate IS my motorcycle. I would never dream of living without a car as my primary transportation. But I guess it all depends on where you live. SF, NY, Chicago a car may not be necessary. Everywhere else, it is.
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Old 02-07-2014, 02:58 PM
 
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It is unclear to me why you believe you cannot date on a scooter or a bicycle.

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