The one reason I can think of that would validate owning a car, in my particular case – Trips to Ikea. You can’t go shop at ikea and take the bus and subway home. It’s just a bad idea. I’ve owned cars in the past though, and all the bad things that came of owning a car will always outweigh the goodness of a trip to ikea whenever I want.
It used to be groceries – I wanted a car so I could do groceries. Now I’ve got Grocery Gateway, so I don’t need to worry about that anymore.
I don’t need a car. I just need friends with a truck.