My life has had a confluence of events:
- An extremely old car that needs to be replaced.
- A move to an Urban area where parking on the street is near impossible. Requiring the renting of a parking space.
This set me down a road of buying or leasing a new car and suffering a car payment (my current car has been paid off for years and years), higher insurance and rent for a space (around $250/month my research showed).
Then a curve ball:
- My job is transitioning to something where I will be working from home full time.
This changed everything. My main need for a car was my commute as where I will live has a lot of Mass transit. I decided (I think) that once I move, I will sell or donate the car and just not have one. Between Lyft and renting a car for weekend excursions I think it might work. Am I crazy? Anyone else walk away from owning a car? Did it work out for you?