Get a Car or Get a Life!

(A) Aren't Cars Great??

"Cars are great! Fast! Convenient! Sexy! Freedom!"

Well, no, no, and no again.

First, cars aren't anywhere near as fast or convenient as they seem. Speed is, of course, the distance you go, divided by the time it takes. Problem is, the "time it takes" to get somewhere by car is not just the time spent driving. You also spend time

"But my car is my freedom!"

Think again. According to the Canadian Automobile Association, it costs upwards of $8,000 a year to drive a car**. Someone who earns $40,000 per year

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