Re: Some points
@ Doctor Syntax
I do indeed, and fair enough, a convoluted commute would have me thinking twice about not driving.
You've thought it through and made a decision, and at least have a contingency if the car is off the road due to Reasons.
At my previous job, when the subject came up, I was spoken to as if there was something wrong with me for not wanting a car, ('You'll never have a girlfriend unless you get a car' etc).
But then, that was the same job where my 'Team Leader' didn't know what a tsunami was, and believed bisexual people didn't exist (that they were either gay or straight and just confused).
Sufficed to say, I don't work there anymore.