Originally Posted by pot clanger
How many cars that actually run....? or how many nearly covered in kudzu?
Sheesh, around here the kudzu covers half of your car while you are stopped at the drive-through window at Taco Bell! Just kidding, but it sure is everywhere!
Growing up we had one car until my dad owned and managed his own store. Then we had our family car ('69 Caprice Classic) and a small truck, which he drove to work. My mom chose not to drive. In San Diego we walked a lot and took the bus. When we moved to Vista, in North San Diego County, there were no buses, so we walked a lot and took cabs if we needed to. Later we took the bus a lot and still walked.
James and I live in the country. We could walk to town, but it wouldn't be a fun walk. The only public transportation in our tiny town are a few taxi-cabs. We had a 1996 Toyota Corolla (bought in 1997). A few years ago we bought a 1992 Geo Storm on ebay. James was driving that one to school, and I was using the Toyota. On May 30th we bought a 2007 Chrysler 300 (our intent was always to buy a year-old car--almost new, but much cheaper) and gave the Toyota to my best friend. The Storm needs a little work (it currently stalls quite a bit), so we use the 300 when we go somewhere together. I'm more scared to stall in intersections than James is, so when we each need a car, he takes the Storm and I take the 300. We chose the 300 because we want something more comfortable for James to ride in, and we plan to take it on our vacation. Its gas mileage isn't as good as the Toyota's, but it isn't too bad either. The storm gets good mileage. When more work has been done on it and we can depend on it more, we plan to use it more.
Another thing is, I'm not working right now. I stay home a lot, but I need a car to shop, go to the post office, etc. James is getting ready to start a new job. If and when I get another job, we will each definitely need a car.