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Do you have an automobile?

I do not have an autmobile and I ride my bicycle and sometimes I use the public transport such as busses. I did drive an auto over 25 years and I never got a traffic ticket except once in Lisbon, Portugal in 1998 when one ‘Nelson’ did not guard a rental auto as he had promised. Then I got a parking ticket that I paid on the same day. Of course, living without an auto is little restricted, but I am quite used to it. Bicycle paths here in the northern Europe are very good and the bus system is good too. I did live in an auto over two years in America from 2000 to 2002, which was an adventure by itself. I do not really need an automobile. Do you have an auto?

I have a 2003 Honda Civic. It’s just fine for getting me to work. I also take a lot of busses and Seattle is just now getting it’s rail transit in good form… so when I’m not doing so well and have to get somewhere I’ll take Transit. When ever I have to go downtown, I’ll also take transit. It’s just too silly to drive in the downtown area.

I haven’t been on a bicycle in a long time. My Sis will bicycle more then I do. She is trying to get her 1971 ford station wagon back in working order.

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In the past I had many autos: Wolkwagen, Volvo, Mazda 626 (the auto in which I lived over two years), Opel Corsa and Toyota Aygo. These all have been used cars. I have never owned a new auto. I am currently happy riding my bike, because I get my daily exercise, fresh air and I sometimes see other people. I have riden my bike when It has been -15 celcius, when it has rained a lot or when it has been +30 celsius. Here in Finland the temperature may range from -30 celcius in winters to +30 celcius in summers.

I have a new 2013 car that I am making payments on.

I drive a 98 nissan maxima. Its got a nice interior, bose sound system and leather and sunroof and ■■■■ but it doesnt accelerate very well like it used to. It feels like a nicer car than it really is. My friend drives a 2004 mustang and is saying he is going to buy a motorcycle with the money from his new programming internship, hes getting paid 3500 a month and hes 20 years old and not finished with college.

He has serious drug and alcohol problems, if he gets a motorcycle he will die the first day.

I would never ride a motorcycle, Ive heard of too many peoples relatives getting killed or nearly dead from riding motorcycles.

My husband and I share a white Toyota Corolla 180GLE with automatic transmission ( I can’t drive manual) and electric windows. Ordinary car but it gets us around fine :smile:

I used to drive a 1970 Cadillac back in the eighties. But now I drive a 2000 Chevy Cavalier. It’s a good reliable car and doesn’t look bad.

My last car was a 2009 Ford Focus sport edition. Loved that car! But I sold it because I’m no longer able to drive.

Now, I walk everywhere I need to go. Or take a taxi if it’s too far, or if it’s raining.

I do kinda miss driving around aimlessly for fun. Or taking a long drive to New Orleans. That was always fun!

Blessings,

Anthony

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I drive a 1997 Toyota Tercel. I like it. The air blows cold, and that’s what matters down here.

Don’t have a car, but I’m looking into buying a 2003 BMW

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Yes, my Ferrari is sitting in the garage right now - just kidding :wink:

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no car because i can’t really afford insurance. maybe one day if i’ll get a job…

I have a 2000 Chevy Malibu. It has a list of problems but it still runs and it really helps me, because I live in such a small city that has no train, and a really poor bus system. Also because its such a small city I often need to drive into the nearest city which is the biggest one in the province. I hate driving but I have to sometimes.

I have a 1995 Toyota Corolla. I bought it new in 1995 and worked really hard to pay for it for a long time. I refinanced it in 1999, when I was nearly done with the payments. Then I quit my terrible job. You really need a car around here, where public transportation is terrible. I wouldn’t be able to go to school without a car. I wouldn’t be able to go grocery shopping, I wouldn’t be able to see my psychiatrist and psychologist–basically, I wouldn’t be able to do anything at all. It’s very old now, and I wish I could get a new car, but I can’t afford to do that now. My car will be considered an antique next year. Don’t know how long it will hold out–hopefully until I’m finished with school and have a decent job. But as for the city–Philadelphia–I take the train and walk around there. I’m way to scared to drive in the city. I’ve done it before–before my illness struck, and it was still anxiety provoking.

My first car was a '66 Chevy Malibu Chevelle. I bought it in 1978 for $450.00. I had it for eight months before it got totaled in a wreck.

At least it’s a toyota. I got a 99 lexus that im still making payments on. I bought it used but its a good car. Likewise I couldn’t do ■■■■ without a ride. It is really all I have to show for the work I’ve done in the past.

Wow-that is something! Love that color

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I bought a '64 Ford Station wagon back in 1979. It overheated a lot but boy was it fast. It’s engine was a 289, the same size engine they used to put in the old '64-'67 Ford Mustangs. Once I got it up to to 110 mph on the freeway. I would have gone faster but when I was about to pass the only car on the road it turned out to be a cop car! I took the next exit and escaped a ticket.

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I own a 2009 Chevy Silverado 4x4.

I drive a locally made car in Malaysia,perodua myvi,it only cost around 10k USD if convert