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    I'm getting rid of my car!

    I have been car lite for quite some time. I was only using my car less than once a week. But as the car I owned was in great condition for an old car and was a gift to me I didn't feel right selling it.

    Well it turns out my brother needs a car, and I figure what better to do with the car then keep it in the family but for someone to really use it. Come new years I will officially be car free.

    I like the sound of that

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    You are a better man than I.
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    Two wheels good. Four wheels bad.

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    That's great to hear!
    We're selling our car and using the money to shift cities instead of tapping into our savings, so our sale is with a purpose too!

    Enjoy car free life!
    I'll try anything...twice.

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    thats incredible and seems like the perfect choice

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    yay

    this is a great forum

    i didn't know that "car-free" living has become a community focal point

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    I was in a similar situation, my sister gave me the car last year, but i was rarely using it ... but didn't want to sell because it was a gift

    but she said i could sell and a fellow workmate needed a car to do animal rescue

    coming up for rego and insurance, sold it for $500

    I love car-free and I love that it's seen by people out there as a noble way of being

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    There is a strong feeling I will never own a car again, and I couldn't be happier


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    Start an automatic savings plan to take funds out of your bank account as though you were STILL paying for a car. In a short while, you'll be amazed at how much you've saved. Remember, don't go back. ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dahon.Steve View Post
    Start an automatic savings plan to take funds out of your bank account as though you were STILL paying for a car. In a short while, you'll be amazed at how much you've saved. Remember, don't go back. ;-)
    I'm doing this with a different payment I no longer need to make. I now put aside the same amount of money and watch it grow.
    Life is good.

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    I've been car-free for 8 months, and was car-lite for a couple years before that. I love my life without a car - the freedom and challenges.
    I'm new to this forum, so this might've been mentioned in the past, but there is a great book that speaks to this lifestyle - How to Live Well Without Owning a Car by Chris Balish. It's a fun and very informative book with lots of ideas for making a car-free life work.

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