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Re: I don't really want a car but I guess I'm gonna have to get one

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:27 pm
by Red
brimstoneSalad wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:22 pm
Will she let you get a motorcycle or e-bike?
Probably, but I'm not really interested in losing my head.

Edit: No, she will never let me ride a motorcycle (she knew two people who died in accidents, so maybe that's why? Or maybe she doesn't think I'm really all that great at driving yet).

Re: I don't really want a car but I guess I'm gonna have to get one

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:15 pm
by Jamie in Chile
How many miles is it from your house to the Uni?

What about living within walking distance of the Uni? Shared kitchen and bathroom - own bedroom - could be similar costs to having a car with the added benefit of making new friends?

I did see your comment not planning on dorming, I guess I'm challenging that a bit.

Re: I don't really want a car but I guess I'm gonna have to get one

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:41 am
by carnap
Red wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:00 pm
I don't really have a price range here but let's stay relatively cheap.
What say you?
You'll have to decide how you want to balance safety vs resource use (gas mileage, etc). Even small cars with "5 star" crush test ratings get squashed by larger cars when there is an accident. I wouldn't drive anything smaller than a large sedan (e.g., Honda Accord).

Re: I don't really want a car but I guess I'm gonna have to get one

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:03 pm
by Red
carnap wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:41 am
Red wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:00 pm
I don't really have a price range here but let's stay relatively cheap.
What say you?
You'll have to decide how you want to balance safety vs resource use (gas mileage, etc). Even small cars with "5 star" crush test ratings get squashed by larger cars when there is an accident. I wouldn't drive anything smaller than a large sedan (e.g., Honda Accord).
That is true, though there might be a way to balance it out.


BTW I'm not going to get a minicooper anymore, I have heard those things are maintenance nightmares.

Re: I don't really want a car but I guess I'm gonna have to get one

Posted: Sat May 25, 2019 11:00 am
by Red
Hey so I'm thinking of possibly investing in an electric car in the future now. I won't get it for my first car, but in the future I'd be willing to get a Tesla (might get a Model S). After doing a little research, most of the energy I get is from natural gas (emits some, but is the cleanest of the fossil fuels), and Hydro energy (which has its problems, but still clean). Would this be a good environmental investment?

Re: I don't really want a car but I guess I'm gonna have to get one

Posted: Sat May 25, 2019 3:08 pm
by brimstoneSalad
Red wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 11:00 am
Hey so I'm thinking of possibly investing in an electric car in the future now. I won't get it for my first car, but in the future I'd be willing to get a Tesla (might get a Model S). After doing a little research, most of the energy I get is from natural gas (emits some, but is the cleanest of the fossil fuels), and Hydro energy (which has its problems, but still clean). Would this be a good environmental investment?
Buy used, just has more limited range which is probably not a big deal for a short commute.
Also, anything but Tesla. Get a mainstream brand. Something like a used Nissan LEAF.

Re: I don't really want a car but I guess I'm gonna have to get one

Posted: Sat May 25, 2019 3:47 pm
by Red
Why not a Tesla? The price? Or is it because Elon Musk posts the dankest of memes?

Re: I don't really want a car but I guess I'm gonna have to get one

Posted: Thu May 30, 2019 9:34 pm
by brimstoneSalad
It's not a good value for the price, no. Musk doesn't help but that's unrelated.