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Is it necessary to have a car?

Hot 3188 views. 2019-2-25 18:50 |Individual Classification:life

     My second child birth at the beginning of 2018. So buying a car became a topic in my family although I don't think it's  not so convenient as it seemed.   I take part in a driver training class and got my driver license in the end of 2018, because my wife want to buy a car and she don't dare to drive by herself at the beginning.

      After is got my drive licese, I spend a lot of time to learn about the knowledges and want to select a suitable car for us in so many brands.  I almost find the right car for us in these days.  But we have a conversation about the necessary and cost of a car before we make our decision. That made us hesitate:

      Why we want to have a car:

  1. Most people around us have had cars.
  2. The e-bike can't carry all the family out because of the second child's coming.
  3. It's a long distance from our home to my wife's office. Have a car will save more than a half time to get to her office.
  4. We plan to have more travel with the children in the future.

      The weakness to have a car

  1. The cost of keeping a car is expensive:  the cost to buy a car is about 150,000 yuan ; the oil for each year is about 10,000 yuan ; the assurance and maintenance fees is about 10,000 yuan per year; the cost to have a located parking space is 70,000 yuan.  And there are parking cost in the office or destination, traffic rules punishments and fines.  The total cost if more than 450,000 yuan if a car can operation 10 years ( 15,0000+ 10,000*10+ 10,000*10+ 70,000+ others cost =450,000).  It will cost us 45,000 yuan each year.  We won't cost so much if we go by a taxi.
  2. Because there are so many cars in the city now. It's not easy to find a parking space not only in my community but also in office and other place.  Most saving time will be spending on finding a parking space.
  3. It's not so difficult to take a taxi.  And driving is a tired thing especially for a long distance driving.

     In general, it is not so necessary for a family such as us to have a car .   If we want to go out , just take a taxi.

      Maybe there are somthing I missed.  Could you give me some advice?  should we will buy a car or not?

      Thanks




Post comment Comment (6 replies)

Reply teadrinking 2019-2-25 21:25
It depends if you are affordable or not. And if you want to buy a car you should consider the price of a car should be in line with your current incoming and family expenses. As you mentioned there is a remarkable cost on a car per year. You have to think about it.

Of course, it is convenient for a family going out to somewhere by a car. Some places are right for driving a car to go to. Anyway, a taxi cannot go anywhere as you wish, especially some remote places and in a long distance journey.

My advice is buying a car is necessary on the premise that you feel not burdened.

Have fun and enjoy life.
Reply wangjide01 2019-2-26 08:37
teadrinking: It depends if you are affordable or not. And if you want to buy a car you should consider the price of a car should be in line with your current incom ...
Thanks for your advice. We are trying to take a taxi to work and want to find if it is convenient.  We may find the best way for us later.
Reply Sophia.JIANG 2019-2-26 21:31
My dad drove the family to another city one-day away form my home for the first time one month ago, since we bought the car 3 years ago. It was a typical self-driving trip which we all gained a lot of fun. He wandered for nearly 5 years on whether to buy a car or not after getting the liscence, just on the reason you give above. Finally he found a car with low fuel consumption and high safety level. He cares a lot on "his car" during the past three years, drives it comparatively little times, with constricting me to touch it since I got my driving liscence. Whar's more, he is easier to get angry when driving the car, eapically in highways and parks.
     However thanks to the car, my family achieved plenty of memories in different parks of different seasons, in nearly all secenery in the province, and save time in the way to different destinys.  Personally speaking, car is a good thing for a family no matter how many troubles it may bring about.
     If we do can afford to buy it, than keep it is acceptable too. Use it or not in what conditions is more flexible that depend on yourself.
Reply wangjide01 2019-2-26 23:10
Sophia.JIANG: My dad drove the family to another city one-day away form my home for the first time one month ago, since we bought the car 3 years ago. It was a typi ...
Thanks the share of experiences with a car of your family. That is interesting and attractive.  You provide some great viewpoints for my finial decision , and I will think about that carefully. Thanks for your great advice again.
Reply jeffrey0301 2019-2-27 01:25
You really don't need to buy a car. In fact, you have considered it carefully and you've got the result. Tell you the truth, my daughter's car lays in our yard for three years and it maybe don't move no longer.
Reply wangjide01 2019-2-27 18:55
jeffrey0301: You really don't need to buy a car. In fact, you have considered it carefully and you've got the result. Tell you the truth, my daughter's car lays in ...
Frankly, you words let me hesitated again. But you words calm me down and let me thinking that more carefully. Thanks for your words.   And could you tell me the real reason for your daughter's car was idled?

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