My car got crushed in a hit-n-run 6 weeks ago and I finally bought a new vehicle. Got a Prius. I'm not all eco-crazy or anything like that - just seemed like a solid, reliable vehicle that would serve as good insurance in the likely scenario that gas prices will significantly escalate in the next decade.
I bike commuted even before I got my previous car totaled, but in the interim, I've easily adapted to "life on the bike." Meaning completely car-free for 6 weeks, no problem. Groceries, errands, etc. - I'm fortunate to live in an urban area where things are close (but car traffic is nasty!)
So I've now got this brand-new shiny car (that I had to buy since I sporadically work in a hospital 30+ miles away) that I don't drive. And I don't really plan on driving it as well. Too bad I couldn't just go completely car-free - I really tried going that route, but alas, I'm not quite there yet.
Everyone asks me "how's the new car?" and I say, "biking's great - I get better mileage than my new Prius!"