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When did you decide to sell your car?

Old 04-24-21, 09:58 AM
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I haven't sold it yet, but I've loaned it to a friend from overseas who was paying a small fortune in car rentals while he is working locally for a few months.

Since February 2020, I'd filled the gas tank up only 3 times and know it was doing the car no favours, sitting in the garage getting dusty. I had been thinking of selling it, and the time doing without a car now will let me know for sure if being car-less works for me.

Before COVID, I regularly needed my car when I took the ferry over to Vancouver Island, where my family & many friends live. I'd drive ~ 400 kms during a visit, they are pretty spread out. I got into walking last September, the town I live in is small enough that I can do all my shopping & errands by walking or riding my bike.

(I own the car, have no payments other than insurance, which my friend is now paying. The insurance was changed to him as primary driver with me retaining ownership. He will also take care of maintenance & upkeep.)

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Old 04-25-21, 06:39 PM
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(I own the car, have no payments other than insurance, which my friend is now paying. The insurance was changed to him as primary driver with me retaining ownership. He will also take care of maintenance & upkeep.)
Neat! You're a good friend and it sounds like a great arrangement for both of you.

It's criminal how much some people are paying in car loans. When they finally get rid of the loan payment after 5 years, they go off and buy a new car for a new car loan. How these people manage to save for retirement is beyond me.
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