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This review is from: Divorce Your Car! : Ending the Love Affair with the Automobile (Paperback)
If this doesn't convince you that cars are wasteful, damaging to the environment, socially irresponsible and deadly, then I don't know what will. There are some REALLY depressing facts in this book, and in the 11 years since this book was written, we've had a war for oil and multiple horrible oil spills. The impact of cars on humans and the planet just gets more dismal. I sold my 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid and am NOT looking back. I live in the suburbs, but between my bike, my legs, and the bus, I find I don't need a car, even though I have a kid. I save over $600/month in payments, gas, insurance and repairs, too, and it doesn't take me much longer to ride my bike or take the bus, and I'm SO much less stressed. Unless you are extremely rural or live in a place with no mass transit, you most likely don't NEED a car. I am thinking about moving further into the city, since with the money I'm saving, I could afford a house in a better and more walkable neighborhood!