The price of the SD1M is still way too high!

Started Apr 12, 2013 | Discussions thread
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It just depends on where you live
In reply to Lin Evans, Apr 13, 2013

Even here in the USA, car ownership really depends on where you live.

It would be impossible to not own a car if you lived in Montana or Wyoming, or just about any other place that wasn't a large urban area.

On the other hand, owning a car in Manhattan is a real pain in the butt. You either need to be very wealthy or very foolish to try to keep a car in Manhattan, where parking is nonexistent, and foot traffic moves faster than driving a car.

Notice the parking rates in midtown Manhattan...

Also notice the "additional charge for exotic cars" of $422.39 on top of the $464.63 per month. Knowing NYC as I do, they probably consider anything other than a Ford Focus as an "exotic car."

Also notice that there is an 18.375% tax on top of those charges. And the attendant will expect a nice tip.

It really makes you wonder why anyone would bother to build an office building, when you can rent parking spaces for so much.

Also... you might be paying $3.22 a gallon out in rural areas, but in NYC it will cost around a dollar a gallon more than that.

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