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Getting Rid of Your Car Could Save You $10,000 Every Year By Kristine Lofgren, 06/06/14 Read More: Getting Rid of Your Car Co

Business  (tags: americans, business, consumers, energy, Entrepreneurs, environment, ethics )

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'According to a report from the American Public Transportation Association, that's how much you could save if you ditched your car and turned to public transit instead.' The question is can you get where you are going?

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Roger G (154)
Wednesday June 18, 2014, 1:53 pm
noted, thanks
It is what I have already done since 2007 and am so glad I did it !!

Sue Matheson (79)
Wednesday June 18, 2014, 2:27 pm

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 18, 2014, 2:50 pm
In some cities you can as much as 15,000 buckeroos ditching the car. I ride my bike everywhere but i also live downtown where every destination is near by. Auto share is great! Thanks Ruth

Donna G (42)
Thursday June 19, 2014, 1:48 pm
I don't think I would save $10,000. My Prius saves me money at the pump. I get oil changes once every 5,000 miles instead of every 3,500 miles. My insurance is due to renew in July; but, I paid my 12 month policy off in January by only paying $110/month, which also included the premium for my renter's insurance. Probably the people who drive a lot would be more likely to save that $10,000. I'm not one of them. I will keep my car.

Jonathan Harper (0)
Thursday June 19, 2014, 2:49 pm

Julie W (32)
Thursday June 19, 2014, 5:54 pm
What kind of car are we talking about here that costs $10, 000 to run. Not mine! I have a small car, which I need, as there is little public transport where I live. And I certainly couldn't ride a bike on steep hills at the age of 76!


Lloyd H (46)
Thursday June 19, 2014, 9:04 pm
Interesting, however I do have to wonder why the exact same study refers to a "two person family, no children, with two cars" giving up one of the two cars can save between $7,000 and $12,500 per year. The entire premise is dependent on several things. 1) What kind of car is given up and what kind of car is kept. 2) Where do you live, length and severity of winter/summer, distance of commute, terrain of commute, availability of public transport, and what are the work schedules. 3) And on and on and on.

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (42)
Friday June 20, 2014, 1:02 am
Noted. Thanks Ruth.

Justin M (2)
Friday June 20, 2014, 12:14 pm

Birgit W (160)
Friday June 20, 2014, 2:43 pm
Noted, thanks.

Ruth R (246)
Friday June 20, 2014, 5:32 pm
Thank you for the comments and noting!
Julia and Natasha get stars -- as soon as this allows.

Ben O (156)
Saturday June 21, 2014, 6:52 am
Well, I wish I had a car for sale!

Jordan G (37)
Saturday June 21, 2014, 7:30 am
From the 1890s to the 1950s this had a ring of truth for cities ... but GM successfully killed trolleys and public transit. The effective mileage of rail lines has declined by 60% !!!
Did u read that ? 60% !!!
Even in Manhattan, several subway "Ells" are gone, not all replaced by busses (some replaced by no service to the community), but those busses were made by ... come on, let me hear you say it ... GM.
This is a ridiculous article.
You're not allowed to own a horse in many places, can't ride a bike on many streets or over most bridges, it's not safe to ride a motorcycle in inclement weather, etc.
I love being green when I can, but this is just insulting.

Glenville J Owen (0)
Saturday June 21, 2014, 5:33 pm
Here in the UK because of the expense I no longer own a car, but still occasionally drive a borrowed vehicle, and since loosing my job I no longer cycle anywhere either, it's just to dangerous around here. Now I either catch a bus to where I want to go, or walk, which for short journeys where multiple buses need to be used can be quicker. My first cars were relatively simple to maintain and repair with just a few basic tools and knowledge needed and a lot of the parts were inexpensive and interchangeable with a variety of other vehicles. The roads were mostly relatively empty, and parking was free and easy to find, but not anymore. Modern vehicles, although safer and more refined, I find them virtually impossible to repair without specialist knowledge and equipment and with the expanding population there are just to many vehicles getting crammed into a smaller space and being charged more and more for it.
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