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Old 07-15-2016, 07:31 AM
 
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My husband and I have used just one car for the past year.. He works from home and I have a home art studio so it works just fine for now. I'm planning to possibly open an art center business in town (15 minute drive) and if I do, then we will probably get a second car again. But for right now, one car is plenty.
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Old 07-15-2016, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX and Las Vegas, NV
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We have been sharing our SUV all summer while we are escaping the heat in Utah. We have learned that a single car and a couple of bicycles are perfect for us. I see a couple of Vespa's in our future! When the gkid is driving age, she will likely be given our mini cooper and we will trade the SUV for something smaller.
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Old 07-15-2016, 10:47 AM
 
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We have been sharing our SUV all summer while we are escaping the heat in Utah. We have learned that a single car and a couple of bicycles are perfect for us. I see a couple of Vespa's in our future! When the gkid is driving age, she will likely be given our mini cooper and we will trade the SUV for something smaller.
Yah, when we go down to two vehicles we plan to also get two motorcycles. We ride bicycles already, but for long distances that isn't practical.
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Old 07-15-2016, 02:05 PM
 
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I had to stop and think, and when that didn't help I asked my husband. We've been a one car couple for 7 years since we passed on my car to our youngest son, and bought new. Honestly, we have never had an issue with it. Technically, we own two cars, but my husband's classic is in the garage waiting for the final $60,000 in body work it needs.

I volunteered for the past 2 years, which has now turned into a paid position at a local charity organization. It's less than 10 minutes from home, so if he really needed the car he could take me and pick me up. But, we plan ahead, synch our schedules, and it works just fine.
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Old 07-17-2016, 06:13 PM
 
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Wife and I retired in February (in our early 50's).

We downsized to one car as we do most things together. Getting rid of expense of a car (we sold off and banked the $$ from one of our cars) was part of our downsizing plan for early retirement. When we have our own thing to do we haven't had a conflict. I guess worse case is we'd Ubber it if it was necessary Only down side has been when we needed to get the car serviced, we had to sit around the waiting room for the car, but 90 minutes is easy to kill off. Other than that we haven't missed having more than 1 car.
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