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zephyr911

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Re: Storage lockers, wtf
« Reply #50 on: July 27, 2015, 08:59:18 AM »
Most places where parking costs that much are places where having a car is borderline unnecessary. I kept my car when I lived in NYC but mostly because I didn't expect the experiment to work out, and it made sense to be able to just pack up and leave for my house in Alabama without having to buy another car. Between insurance and parking, I was paying $3-400/mo for the thing to rust on the curb and get repeatedly broken into.

If I ever went back to something like that, I'd probably sell the car.

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Re: Storage lockers, wtf
« Reply #51 on: July 27, 2015, 09:03:28 AM »
Most places where parking costs that much are places where having a car is borderline unnecessary. I kept my car when I lived in NYC but mostly because I didn't expect the experiment to work out, and it made sense to be able to just pack up and leave for my house in Alabama without having to buy another car. Between insurance and parking, I was paying $3-400/mo for the thing to rust on the curb and get repeatedly broken into.

If I ever went back to something like that, I'd probably sell the car.

I agree. I'm holding myself back from facepunching myself, since we're trying to rent a place in Chicago and a parking spot is legitamately necessary. We could live in the near suburbs, but we want to live in the city. We'll be paying about $100-$200 more a month to get that parking spot, and the place we live in will be smaller (which will actually be a good thing). I suppose the positive is that my commute will be really short and save me $50-100 a month, but still not ideal.

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Re: Storage lockers, wtf
« Reply #52 on: July 27, 2015, 04:11:55 PM »
Does NYC not have carshare or zipcars? I thought they were in all the big cities.

http://www.zipcar.ca/

In new development (condos) we often require the tenants be given a subscription when they buy a unit. In return the developer gets a lower parking requirement.