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Old 03-06-2017, 03:34 PM
 
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Ditch the car. Why pay $300+ for parking, plus $x00 for insurance, plus gas, plus title, plus any payment on the car to commute 6 miles a day? Then deal with the nightmare of street parking in Southie. You ever go to Southie at 6pm on a weekday? There will be about 10 double parked cars with the blinkers on waiting for a spot.

I'd buy a bike or a scooter, and take the bus in bad weather. Or uber/bridj/etc. Then get Zipcar or rentals for occasional country excursions.
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Now that's the way to go.
True Bostonians. Trying to sell me on the romance of "I don't need a car." Heh. I'm from NY...

I do out of state weekends.

So far, been trying my luck with street parking, Southie.

I rue the day that I get back from my road trips and there are no spots ? (Summer.) But whatever.

Found a place wants $250 a month ...... I may as well take my lucky chances on the street..
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Old 03-07-2017, 06:11 AM
 
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True Bostonians. Trying to sell me on the romance of "I don't need a car." Heh. I'm from NY...

I do out of state weekends.

So far, been trying my luck with street parking, Southie.

I rue the day that I get back from my road trips and there are no spots ? (Summer.) But whatever.

Found a place wants $250 a month ...... I may as well take my lucky chances on the street..


I did too frequently (multiple times a month often enough), mostly Maine and Vermont. It was cheaper and easier by far to rent a car for those trips.

I only ended up getting a car when my office moved, and it sucks.
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