Originally Posted by GreenFrog
You're the goddamn devil!
At first I was like, 'nah, that shit cray. Can't have a car in NYC.'
And then I was like, 'well, if I had a better job in the city that paid a lot more, then I might just swing the monthly parking..'
just get a "beater" m3 or m5 (if they exist).... you know something under $10K, something that you can street park without being stressed out. bumper bullies aren't going to stop side scrapes, front bumper scrapes, door dings, hail storm damage. thats right we got 1" spherical sized HAIL last year (IN THE MIDDLE OF JULY) when fucking small tornadoes swept through brooklyn/queens... its happened in 2010,2011, and 2012.
those specific M's are always in danger of being stolen here as well. hell a fellow SF'er had his bmw stolen recently (sorry for your loss mark
Even if you have parking/garage and only drive it on weekends you're still going to be in situations where you'll have to parallel park in soho (on uneven cobble stone streets that also have uneven cobblestoned curbs, chinatown (for the obvious reasons), and super cramped streets that have active bike lanes (where cars/bikes/vans/trucks/skateboarders/tourist) pass by with inches of clearance 100x a day).
There are areas of the brooklyn-queens expressway, queens boulevard, Franklin Roosevelt Drive, 45% of manhattan/NYC streets that are just plain shitty to drive on due to potholes and broken down roads.
if you can afford it... having any
car in NYC is awesome, especially on weekend trips/shopping/grocery runs, dates, visiting family, and especially at night when traffic is gone you want to go somewhere. The ideal car here is a beater... what type of beater is up to you.