I am officially sick and tired of living life without a car. So on a tempermental whim last night, I braved the credit department at my bank, and phoned to ask how much of a car loan I qualify for.
Their answer: way more than I actually want.
So now I have to weigh my options. I’ve come up with four so far.
1. Do nothing. Continue on the way I have for the past few years relying on friends, family, transit, taxis & the occasional rental car.
Pro: Most affordable option.
Con: Currently driving me INSANE.
Pro: Cheap to buy, cheap on gas & insurance, fun and kicky!
Con: Useless for carrying anything other than myself, useless in the rain, unable to travel on the highway.
3. Buy a car. Something reasonably priced and reliable – nothing flashy.
Pro:I’d have a car!!! I can visit my family with a minimum of hassle, I can go to Ikea, I can not ride the smelly bus!
Con: Most expensive option. Not exactly sure yet what the parking situation will be at the new job (could be very expensive/inconvenient). Gas isn’t getting any cheaper either.
4. Join the CAN Car Co-op.
Pro: Accessibility to a car if/when I really need one without the expense of actually owning. Also receive 15% off a Transit pass for regular commuting with CAN membership.
Con: Still wouldn’t own the car, using it is subject to availability. Taking the cars overnight gets quite expensive. Lots of cars near my work, none convenient to my home.
And now I ask for your assvice. For the locals, I live about a block from the Brentwood Skytrain station, and will be working around Georgia & Denman. I’d also welcome input from anyone who’s got experience dealing with CAN. What Would
Jesus You Do?