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Sold the car o{}o

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by cannondale boy, 2 Dec 2007.

  1. cannondale boy

    cannondale boy Über Member

    Location:
    somewhere in fife
    Some of you might remember me in the last thread i posted a while back. That i was having trouble trying to get road tax...but needed insurance to get it. I thought it through and finally sold the car (didn't need it). I only had 14 days to sell it :biggrin: or SORN it.

    So got some cash, not what i was expecting for the car but its better than nothing. I am so much happier of getting rid of the car as it was costing alot, you know the story mot, insurance etc. So i will have more money to spend accessories for my bike and myself...or even better buy a new bike next year :biggrin:. Getting to work is not a problem, only 6 miles away...and even if the weather turns for the worst i live across the road from the train station (convenient but expensive).
     
  2. longers

    longers Veteran

    You'll wonder how you ever managed with it :biggrin:.
     
  3. HJ

    HJ Cycling in Scotland

    Location:
    Auld Reekie
    Well done that man, I sold my in 1994 and haven't looked back...
     
  4. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    In the next 2 weeks the Foodie family goes from 2 estate cars to one 7 seater...it's a start!

    For the same reasons, too much cost and hassle for too little use.

    Well done to those completely car-less.
     
  5. goo_mason

    goo_mason Champion barbed-wire hurdler

    Location:
    Leith, Edinburgh
    I gave up my annual bus pass in January this year, which was my equivalent of selling off a car... Wasn't worth the £400+ a year for something that was being used once a week.

    However, I've probably just gone and spent that money on bike bits'n'pieces over the course of 2007 :biggrin:
     
  6. I could do with a car today.I've got a chest infection and it is not making my commute enjoyable.Fifth commute today out of seven.
     
  7. gambatte

    gambatte Middle of the pack...

    Location:
    S Yorks
    Sounds dangerous, observations a key skill for cyclists y'know :biggrin:
     
  8. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Owning a car if you don't use it often is a real waste of money. We have a small car in the family that is used by my wife for getting to work and back and doing the shopping etc. If we need to do a motorway trip or go somewhere posh then we'll just hire something a bit more substantial.
     
  9. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    Well done and good luck. I'm like Fab Foodie in that we have a seven seater now. (Diesel with particulate filter of course).

    With the family and the in-laws living some distance away we really aren't in a position to be without a car. However, maybe one day when the kids have grown.......
     
  10. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    kids ...
     
  11. Chelsea tractors...
     
  12. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    Not a Chelsea tractor, honest! (Citroen C4 Picasso Grand to be exact). Anyway, it will not be used for school runs (kids are too young at the moment anyway!)
     
  13. ChrisKH

    ChrisKH Shorts Adjustment Expert

    Location:
    Essex
    I have a second car, but if I got in it now and turned on the ignition nothing would happen. I use it so rarely the battery just runs down. It's going to the scap heap in Feb 08. Which is a pity as it only has a genuine 60,000 miles and has done less than 2000 miles in most years over the last ten years
    (49,800 miles on acquisition).
     
  14. My other bike is a train.
     
  15. John Ponting

    John Ponting Über Member

    Location:
    Herts

    ... they produce grandchildren for you to transport !