Dear PoPville – Should I buy a car?

by Prince Of Petworth July 18, 2011 at 2:30 pm 107 Comments

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“Dear PoPville,

Help! I need readers’ advice on a question that’s been on my mind lately. Should I buy a car? I’m originally from one of those fly-over states where kids start driving in diapers, and having one just seems part of life. I always say I feel so transitory unless I have the freedom and flexibility to hop in a car and take a day (or weekend!) trip to anywhere. I’ve had a ZipCar membership for 4 years, and while I love its convenience, I still really want my own wheels. I would probably get a used car (under $5k), and I wouldn’t drive to work or routine city-wide activities. I live in Mt. P, so I feel like I could find parking relatively easily.

Seems like most of my DC friends think I’m crazy to get a car, so I thought I’d ask for the advice of perfect strangers instead =)



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