(Closed) Anyone else a one car family?

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Well, we do have two vehicles, but hubby’s is a extended bed, extended cab V8 truck and gets about 15 mi per gallon. So we do car pool to try and save money. I was NOT happy about the idea at all, becuase I am not a morning person either. But, after a week I got used to it. It does suck on days when I would like to leave early and can’t because then he would have to leave early and I get home later now too. But it’s worth it to us in saving money. Hopefully it won’t be too bad for you and you can get him another car in no time.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

We have 2 vehicles, but to save money, we only drive one. Our 2007 Prius. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Yup…share one car.  To make things harder, we have opposite schedules.  I work 8-5, and he usually works 4-midnight.  So, he gets up in the morning, takes me to work, then we eat lunch together, and then he drives to work and I walk home.  Thankfully I’m only about .6 miles from home, but in the snow and rain, well, that can be sucky.  What sucks more is if I want to go somewhere after work, I either have to walk or ask for  a ride from someone.  Could be worse, though!

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

My current FH and I share one vehicle and I have previously shared one vehicle with my first husband.  We don’t feel like the extra cost and maintenance is justified in having a second car.  Current FH works a few miles from my office and my job is a bit more flexible so I drop him off before 8am and then head to my job.  Then in the afternoon I leave at 4:45pm to pick him up at 5pm.  It’s nice sharing the commute.  When we move in February I should be able to walk to work and then he can use the car to get to work.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

we have no cars 🙁

LUCKILY i can walk to work, and he can get the train (we live close to a train station) but it’s pretty tough when it comes to visiting people. we can’t go anywhere spur of the moment, and have to book things WAY in advance to get them cheap!

Still – could be worse. and at least we can get cheap train tickets to London and it’s only an hour away so we go there when we have nothing to do!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

We’re a one car family. For a while it was rough. I work 9-5 and he works 8-4:30 in the Chicago. With traffic it takes him anywhere from a half hour to 45 minutes to get downtown in the morning. He’d drop me off at work at 7ish and I’d hang out, work out in our gym until I had to actually work. Then I’d hang out and read afterwards until he picked me up after 5. We did this for about 6 months until we moved, and now I walk to work. Obviously that’s not an easy solution but you totally get use to it.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper

We have 4 vehicles… and I wish he would just stop buying “cheap” vehicles because it’s such a good deal… sigh.

  • My car was given to me by my mom, (I use it for her, driving her to doctor’s appointments, and otherr errands) thankfully it’s a 2005 Toyota Corolla, and I recently had to take it to the dealer to replace the computer part of the transmission. It was a recall, so it was free! Yeah, otherwise it would have cost me $700!
  • Fi has- a Dodge van which he paid $500 for 2 years ago – needed for work, some people pay him for moving, getting big pieces like couches at the store etc…
  • He has a Gold Intrepid – paid $600…  given to his son, which he now had an accident so it sits in the parking lot waiting for it to be fixed by Fiance – he’s pretty good at fixing things up.
  • He also has a volkswagon – paid $200 and it needs a few tweaks to put it on the road.

I wish we had only 2… but he finds these car deals like they drop into his lap!

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

We do! It fits our needs and budget 🙂

Sorry your in one car hell, but it will get better and I’m sure you will be able to get something eventually!

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Oh dear.  We have two, but both of them need repairs right now.  One is a 95 Volvo named “Velma,” and we both love her so, but I think her head gasket needs replacing.  We just changed a bunch of parts on her relating to her radiator.  Sigh.  I just hate that cars are always a problem.  It seems like they are always costing dollars or developing new “needs.”  :/

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

us!! Both of us love it. Sometimes it’s challenging due to his volunteer commitments but for the most part it’s easy. We live 4 blocks from his work so he bikes or walks. 2 blocks from a grocery store/liquor store/coffee shop and 3 blocks from the downtown area. It makes us feel like we’re doing something to help the environment. 🙂

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

My fiance and I share one car. We sold his car back in December because he was upside down on it, and we needed to save money for the weeding. Luckily, our schedules are the same (9-5) and we work about 2 miles from each other. We go most places together, but otherwise we take turns using my/our car. You learn to make it work.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We have two, and if we were down to one it would be really difficult as we’re usually doing diff things at the same time… But I’m sure we could make it happen. At least for a little while.

I fear the day when one of them truely goes. Theyre both over 100,000 miles, so it’s going to happen one day. We live in the city and have a very narrow driveway and a one car garage… So we pretty much take turns parking behind each other… If the one in the back wont start, neither of us can go anywhere! 0.0

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