Is it possible for me to participate in the discussion? Over the past year I used my car, like... Once per week for a 5km trip to a caffé, with a friend of mine that couldn't walk much. Most of my expenses with the car correspond to taxing, insurance, maintenance and inspection. Because of the extremely good transport system I have in Porto, I rarely had the need to use my car to go anywhere. Sure, if I used the car I could go to several places in a single day, while on Public Transport I'd only be able to go to 3 distant places, at best. Not the best to do errands, but it defenitely is the most cost effective. Ever since the monthly pass for the Porto Metropolitan Area was capped at 40€ I hardly ever need to use the car to go whenever I want in this region. Now, while I'm zipping around in trains and buses, the car is just sitting still in thrq garage gathering dust and costing me money. Unfortunately renting it isn't a possibility, otherwise I could eliminate most of the fixed expenses I have with it.