Hi everyone, I was hoping you guys could give me some advice, especially those of you have already followed through with what I'm contemplating.
I currently own a 2002 Chevy Malibu that runs well and has been well-maintained. Problem is that for the last 6 months I've barely used it, I almost always ride my Surly CC! My job, for example, is only 8 miles away from my house. The only times I actually find myself riding my car is when either a. I need to drop my bike off at the shop (rare) or b. I need to haul a load. Even though I barely use it, I still find myself having to pay insurance, registration, and maintenance costs.
My wife still has her car and it's in great condition. We have no kids, but we do live in Southern Cali, where most families buy a car for everyone with a license.
My parents think I should store my car in the garage for a few years. They feel confident that I'll go back to a 2 car lifestyle. I, however, think I should just sell the damn thing, pay off student loans, and cut down on my monthly expenses.
Those of you who live in suburban areas without good public transit, what do you think? Is this doable? Have any of you regretted selling a car and relying on your bike?