That's my plan. Once I sell my scooter, I'm going to buy an early- to mid-90s car to have around. I will probably end up eventually lightly modifying that, too (hoping for a 4th or 5th gen Civic), but I want to start out with a cheap base....get another beater and cheap insurance.
Yes...and also enjoyment. As much as I enjoy riding my motorcycle (and loved not having a car for the warm months), for me there is something to be said for cruising twisty back roads in a car that handles well. My Subaru was an absolute blast to drive, and loved plowing through snow, too.remusrm, to me this is a simple decision based on time and money.
Ah. Differing tastes...I stopped liking the looks of the Imprezas after the 2nd gen (2007, I believe). Same with the Legacies, except those start going downhill for me with the 4th gen and after 2009 I can't stand them, either. IMHO, Subaru's cars all look generic and kind of boring compared to how they used to be (and they keep getting bigger, too, but that's not just Subaru).I'm consider a subaru impreza wagon, the new ones look nice.
I use the car to commute to work and run errands and go here and there. I do have a dachshund dog, but i bet I can get a dog bag and it should be ok. I am single after a run with crap women, so I want to focus on me and recoup my investments in future ex gf/wifesremusrm, to me this is a simple decision based on time and money.
How often do you realy need to use a car?
When you need to use a car how much time pressure do you have?
It's pretty easy to run the numbers and see that if you can live with the increased amount of time that it takes to rent a car or hook up with something like a ZIP car when you need a car, and need a car once a month or so, it's often cheaper not to own.
+1- I don't think you can really make an economic justification for owning a bike, even one like the CBR.