Comment 41419

By Jonathan Dalton (registered) | Posted June 01, 2010 at 16:58:50

I agree with insurance costs. At one point in my life, I paid more for insurance than I did for rent, and that's just insane. One of my biggest regrets in life is the amount of money I pissed away on car expenses when I was younger.

Yet today it continues to get worse. A couple years ago I worked with a new driver who ended up paying over $600/month to insure his new car that he leased for $600/month - in total, more than half of his income just to cover the fixed costs of running a car.

Ok, last anecdotal example. I know another young driver who was evicted from his place after falling 6 months behind on his rent, all while buying gas and insurance for his car - which he mostly just drove around town. He honestly believed one could not be considered a respectable adult male without owning a car.

Car culture really is perverse, but it can only cost us so much before we start looking for an exit ramp somewhere.

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