Originally Posted by sparky
Secondly, walk, use public transportation and ride bicycles for any distance under 10 miles. Your an idiot if your driving to work and should consider moving ASAP. No excuses, none, zero. Cars are extremely expensive. And when you do own a CAR, buy one that is the most affordable to own to your normal driving style. If you don't NEED to own a truck/SUV/van, as in not making money off it, don't own one.
Be careful with this one, though. Rent and cost of living in the city center in a lot of places is 2-3x what it would be farther out, more than enough of a difference to offset your cost of transportation.
Note the difference in ROI there. Fluorescent for the win.