As much as I want to not depend on a car, I find it almost impossible to do without one in my line of work and in my country where public transport is not as efficient as I'd like it to be. My car is arriving soon so in the meantime, I'm hitching rides from friends. At the moment I'm cooped up at home because my housemate is out of town.
The plus side is I just have to drive 5 minutes to and from work. If I were to go down to the city, I think I can handle taking public transit while my car stays at the nearby transit station. That way, I can save on petrol, parking, tolls and not worry about getting lost. I think cities should charge congestion fees. That way the incentive for taking public transport is more.
Let's see how it goes next week when my car arrives!