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Old 04-29-2015, 05:52 AM
 
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So even if you lived in New York City you'd have a car? THAT'D be idiotic.
NYC is more than just living the glamorous Manhattan life... parts of Queens Bronx and almost all Stanten Island you WILL NEED a Car .. Especially on SI since those folks are more connected to Jersey than the rest of the city itself.
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Old 04-29-2015, 09:11 AM
 
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Even Chicago has things too far away to be without a car.
If you live in certain areas of the city, for sure. If I moved from where I am now I'd buy a nice car in a heartbeat. As it is, I live right next to Wrigley, with a Target a few minutes away, multiple grocery stores, multiple bus lines, a train station 2 minutes away. I work downtown right off that same train line and I can walk almost everywhere I need downtown or within my neighborhood. I haven't had a car in 12 years and I could very easily afford one. I just never think of it because I don't want a car. It would be a huge pain in the butt and I don't even really know what I would use it for at this point, there's just no time I sit there going "I wish I had a car". You just learn to live and adjust to life without one and it doesn't decrease your standard of living.

I order most things on Amazon, cheaper than I would buy it for in a store and no sales tax. For the grocery store I just run in once or twice a week and grab what I need. I walk to Target and 90% of the time I can easily walk home with what I need. Otherwise I just stock up on stuff those 4-5 times a year I rent a car to drive back to see my parents in Iowa.
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Old 04-29-2015, 04:21 PM
 
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A 15 minute walk isn't that long.
It's long when you're late to work or when it's cold/rainy (like I said in my comment). On a pretty day when I had plenty of time it was fine, but that is not the normal day in London.
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Old 04-29-2015, 04:22 PM
 
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So even if you lived in New York City you'd have a car? THAT'D be idiotic.
A LOT of people who live in NYC have cars. They may not use them every day and may keep them in a garage down the street, but many people do have them
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