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ZePetiteStash

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I sold my car!
« on: February 11, 2018, 08:14:33 PM »
I made a big step and finally sold my car! It was a definite clown car too (mid-sized SUV, although, I bought it used)

I’m a born and raised Midwesterner and lived in several college towns (where I could’ve, should’ve gone car-less, but just couldn’t). I’ve worked for a couple of years in a larger, non-college, but still Midwestern city. When I moved here, I purposefully lived close to work (close enough to walk!), but still couldn’t give up my gas hog. Then, a friend moved into a new house and had use for it, so I let her borrow it for the last six months, while I tested out a car-free lifestyle and surprisingly, I loved it! We’ve arranged for her to buy the car from me.  I’m not a naturally athletic person, but it’s easy to bike when your other option is walking!

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Re: I sold my car!
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2018, 09:54:39 AM »
That is totally badass! Way to go.

Bikes are where its at - I use them as much as I can (and sometimes more than I should!).

Is it a huge relief to not have to worry about the car, insurance, parking, and all that other nonsense? When I downshifted to one family car and sold my second car, the biggest profit was the mental space, not even the money.
"Do not save what is left after spending, but spend what is left after saving.” – Warren Buffett

ZePetiteStash

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Re: I sold my car!
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2018, 07:09:17 PM »
Oh for sure! There is a sense of extra mental space post-car. There were definitely more logistics to think about when I first gave up my car (which roads are most bikable, how to carry larger things, stringing together errands based on how much stuff I can carry), but the bike itself is so simple and any biking clears my head in a way driving doesn’t.

PrinsKheldar

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Re: I sold my car!
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2018, 04:40:54 AM »
Nice! Well done! =)

Bicycle_B

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Re: I sold my car!
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2018, 05:14:40 PM »
Wow!!!

You are on my inspirations list now.