Douglas Dea admits that, if you live in a city, you can certainly avail yourself of the public transportation available.
"But when you get away from the city, being able to drive and drive well is important," he writes. "The world really opens up for you." Owning a car is an important factor. Is does not have to be new, only reliable.
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