Just to put this in context, I live in NSW. I catch a train to work, so I drive my car about 4 times a week. Short trips, I only need to fuel up once a month.
My rego is due, so here are the amount of money I have to pay: Rego = $320, CTP = $470, insurance (I only buy it for 3rd party damage, in case I run into any expensive cars) = $270. And annual servicing, depending on what the mechanic tells me, around $500.
Add them all up, that's $1500+ just for the car to exist every year. Driving it around cost me around $40 every 300km or so.
I really want to go without a car, I really think this money can be better spent elsewhere.
I even started researching for other means of transport on the weekend, such as car sharing sites such as carnextdoor.com.au. But these car sharing locations aren't near me at all.
Anyone within ozbargain community have other ideas of cheap transport?
Or is buying a new car worth it? This is an idea to not have to pay for the $500+ servicing fee.
I was also thinking just do car inspection, without any servicing. But the mechanic told me that means I can only register the car as road worthy for 6 months, not a full year.