Agreed with Larry and Gomey. Having a car in NYC is both a boon and a burden.
Parking, whether on the street or through a garage is a pain in the ass and can get incredibly expensive either through the garage fees or inevitably forgetting to move your car and getting towed.
Having a car for a weekend getaway, costco runs, visiting home, golf trips, etc would be awesome though.
I'm having a hard time figuring out what I'd do:
- if I just want to get some kind of hatchback BEATER (I'm talking like early 2000's Golf or Focus ZX3) and not care much about it
- going with something I'd actually enjoy driving with some luxury, but worrying if some asshole is going to side swipe, bump while parallel parking, or parking garage attendent taking a turn too shallow.
I'll probably just hem and haw about this until I no longer live in Manhattan which will hopefully make the decision easier.