Probably could if I really had too as I could get around town quite easily without the car, often do leave the car at home and walk but no car would mean no camping, no fishing and unable to have weekend escapes so I'm not about to try life without one
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19-08-2013 11:46 #31
19-08-2013 11:46 #32
Nope. We live rural. It's 10min drive to school. 15min to the nearest service station and 40min to the nearest supermarket.
Eta, no such thing as public transport here and a taxi would cost about $80 one way. Also no neighbours to carpool with.
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19-08-2013 11:53 #33
I couldn't live without a car. I live a little out of town and I need to get my son to FDC twice a week, which is on the other side of town. Also I need it for myself, because walking into town would take like 40 minutes. I couldn't rely on my parents for car lifts etc, as they work a lot. Our car gets us to anything we need to get to.
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19-08-2013 11:56 #34
It'd be doable. My partner works from home, and we're not too far from shops etc. (closest supermarket would probably be a 15-20 minute walk). If our daughter were older it'd still be fine, as the local primary school is less than a 5 minute walk.
I'd really rather not though, as I find it so much easier to get out and keep my sanity with a car.
19-08-2013 11:57 #35
No, because I couldn't get to daycare in time after work via public transport.
19-08-2013 11:59 #36
Yes, we went about 2 years without a car. And now the car only gets used on weekends, because I don't have my Ps, I'm still on my Ls, though I hope to get it by next year.
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19-08-2013 12:01 #37
I used to think I could, I didn't have my licence when the kids were not in school and kinder. Got around ok with buses & walking. Now that I do have a licence & car, and kids in school & kinder, no way! Not enough time between drop offs at different places to be able to walk or try to catch a bus. My kids missed out on a lot of stuff too, without always having a means to get places because of buses at wrong times, etc. it would sometimes take an hour and linking buses and walking just to get somewhere that would take me 10 mins to drive there.
I'm moving to the country soon where everything is pretty close by (only 1 school & kinder in the town right next to each other) the streets are not busy and we could easily walk & ride bikes but I'll still need a car to be able to travel the 45 min to nearest bigger town for big grocery shops etc. no buses there.
19-08-2013 12:04 #38
Also I sure as hell wouldn't want to deal with the hassle of dragging kids out in the rain and cold or blistering heat anymore. Been there done that and spent many days housebound, no thanks.
19-08-2013 12:07 #39
..but we'd need a bigger yard to store the horse and buggy.
19-08-2013 12:08 #40
Quick answer. No way
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