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Not just the Q50 but all cars all together!

Just got offered a job in the city and I don't need/can't have a car anymore.
Only had her for 3 months too!

Do you think I should just suck it up and keep the Q50 even though I won't drive her everyday?
 

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What city?
 

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I say suck it up and keep it!

What if you have to travel out of the city or somewhere else, I take it you dont have a family yet? Still be nice to have a car, a q50 to be exact :)
 

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Boston is the city. I always end up in the city during weekends anyway. Usually when I am bored I fly somewhere randomly.
 

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Well... when the zombie apocalypse hits the Greater Boston area, you are going to need to get the **** out as fast as possible. Trying to rent one of the zip cars won't be an option. And forget about public transportation all together. Even if you were able to commandeer a car its going to be a slow efficient POS with little gas in the tank.

I say dump the other cars, keep the Q50. The logic makes sense, i can't come to another sound reasonable conclusion for your dilemma.
 

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How do you just give up a car? Unless you paid cash for the car, you're losing money like crazy. And you can't just do a lease return without a huge penalty.

Are you thinking of selling?

Oh ya, I say keep it. Lol
 

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Well... when the zombie apocalypse hits the Greater Boston area, you are going to need to get the **** out as fast as possible. Trying to rent one of the zip cars won't be an option. And forget about public transportation all together. Even if you were able to commandeer a car its going to be a slow efficient POS with little gas in the tank.

I say dump the other cars, keep the Q50. The logic makes sense, i can't come to another sound reasonable conclusion for your dilemma.
best reason to keep the car


EVER


The logical thing to do would be to sell the car.

The car guy inside you probably sais otherwise.
 

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I lived in Boston for 10 years without a car. In fact, I sold my 300Z TT before moving there. I always missed that car, but frankly I would have been sick to see it get beat to **** parked on the street--there was no way I could afford a space.

If you're in Boston proper, you'll want a garage space. I wouldn't recommend an outdoor space or street parking. So if you think you'd want to keep the car, it's just an economic decision if you want to pay $40-50k for a space.
 

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Yeah no way I will park in a street. Too many people hit your car and you'll never know til it's too late. And a parking garage spot is out if the equation. Too pricey.
 

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I am on a lease so I can turn it over to someone else but under infiniti financial, I am still liable if they don't make payments. Sucks. Any other ideas?
 

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Isn't there an online service that lets you sell your lease? Probably worth investigating if you're in that situation.

I live in a big city but parking here isn't as bad as some other cities. I could ride the bus/train but with the winters we get here (lately) and the brutal summers, the cost of a vehicle outweighs sweating in 110 degree heat while the bus casually makes its way to the stop.
 

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Can I do that? Sell the car and just pay Infiniti?
Yes. There's always a pay-off number for a lease. Basically it is the sum of your payments, plus residual and add another $350-$375 disposition fee (see your contract). It isn't going to be a number that's attractive to anyone.

I'm not sure about the companies that allow you to transfer your lease - I seem to recall that Infiniti is not in the group of acceptable brands.

My vote is to make friends with someone who lives close to a T stop a little ways out of town. Rent a spot in their driveway or garage in exchange for letting them use your car from time to time.

I grew up near Boston and have lived in the city. No way I'd live there without a car, but that's because I need to get out of town to go skiing or go to a lake in NH - YMMV.
 

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My vote is to make friends with someone who lives close to a T stop a little ways out of town. Rent a spot in their driveway or garage in exchange for letting them use your car from time to time.

I grew up near Boston and have lived in the city. No way I'd live there without a car, but that's because I need to get out of town to go skiing or go to a lake in NH - YMMV.
I agree having wheels to get out is great, but Zip Car is so absurdly easy and abundant now in Boston, you can't discount it as an option.

But brilliant idea about finding space outside of the city. The hardest decision there is North Shore or South Shore depending on which direction you're most likely to go.
 
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