I do quite a bit of reading here, not much posting. Mainly bc I am too lazy to type on a tablet...
Anyways, I was very car-light back in 2007 before starting college. I relocated and went to school full time, worked almost full time and was no longer able to commute by bike. I graduated with my B.S. in May of last year, then decided to go to grad school part time while working full time. Fortunately, for me, my fiance's work hours are the same as mine and we work about 0.25 miles apart, and our three year old son's daycare is right around the corner from our jobs. My clunker car finally gave up the ghost about 2 weeks ago. This would have left me with the perfect opportunity to carpool and cycle in for work. Except for the fact that we both take night classes, and the kid has to get home somehow.
I have always wanted to get back to the car light lifestyle, and having to pony up $3500 while in grad school for another car that I didn't want definitely made me realize how much I can't wait to get the chance to not be so dependent on a car. Oh well, only 3 more years of grad school for me, and one more semester of school for the fiance and I should be set
I hope this isnt just a rambling post, I just wanted to share my personal experience with this.