Thus far we have managed to live here without a car. At first we figured we would buy a car after crossing our fingers and hoping to find an automatic, but the extra costs associated with having a car outweighed our desire. We would have to find a place to park – either paid on the street or paid garage. Said garage would not be that close to us, which means we would have to get to the car to go anywhere, which just adds time to whatever we want to do. I did not check but I have read that car insurance here is a high cost, in addition to any car here would be a second car payment since we are still paying for our car we left in the US.
We have the tramway (right outside our door), and of course trains and planes. Any trips we are going on will be taken that way. I’m sure we’ll run into delays because that is just an inevitable thing, but we are willing to deal with that. I signed up for the train newsletters and every time a deal hits the inbox I want to go somewhere!
Living without a car is SO easy, and many people also don’t have a car. The transportation in town is good and if they go somewhere nearby they rent a car. I love that we have these options available.