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Re: Controversial Opinions

Unread postby mxguy01 » 7 February 2019, 15:46

Stardust wrote:Cars are better than public transport.


Not always. I prefer to take Bart into the city over using a car. Way easier Cars require capital investment upfront and becomes nothing but an asset that declines in value. They require insurance and upkeep so you have to pay even not to use it. Where as you can simply dump your fee for only what you use on public transportation. . So it depends upon the situation.

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Re: Controversial Opinions

Unread postby Eryx » 7 February 2019, 18:02

I prefer cars when it comes to comfort and the fact that I can control where it's going, which eliminates the unnecessary stops and turns the subway and the buses take, while still being faster than bikes and safer than motorcycles.

But when it comes to affordability, they simply can't win.
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Re: Controversial Opinions

Unread postby Shaved-Nudist » 7 February 2019, 18:14

I prefer cars as well. My town is not too large and it is much easier to get around.
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Re: Controversial Opinions

Unread postby Brenden » 7 February 2019, 18:36

Going into and getting around any city centre by car is dreadful. Traffic, parking, pedestrians.

So much easier and less stressful to just take a train, tram, or subway and walk around.
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Re: Controversial Opinions

Unread postby LostGuy94 » 7 February 2019, 20:21

As someone who has spent a considerable amount of their life travelling on public transport (mostly by bus and by rail) these are my views and some backgrounds on this debate:

It depends on a number of factors, mostly where you live as to whether car is more convenient than public transport, if you live in or close to a major town/city then public transport often works out easily for frequency and costs but if you live somewhere less busy then it can sometimes become totally unattractive or unusable, in the UK a lot of rural areas have either had their public transport cut or lost altogether in recent years. Car is seen as a more attractive option to most as it allows you to go where you want to go and when you want to go rather than when and where bus/train wants to go and your car is your own space, you can see some totally unpretty sights on our buses/trains especially on a weekend when they are mostly ferrying around drunks. Some of the bus / rail fares in the UK are so ridiculously expensive that time and costs often work out pretty equal or even cheaper to use a car at times.

For me at least it would be much cheaper to only use public transport but I must say, can't wait to pass my driving test and get my own wheels, the additional costs will be worth it as it will be a much better environment for me as opposed to being seemingly the only sober person on a train when some major event like football or horse racing is on which is my own personal hell.
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Re: Controversial Opinions

Unread postby Stardust » 7 February 2019, 21:00

LostGuy94 wrote:For me at least it would be much cheaper to only use public transport but I must say, can't wait to pass my driving test and get my own wheels, the additional costs will be worth it as it will be a much better environment for me as opposed to being seemingly the only sober person on a train when some major event like football or horse racing is on which is my own personal hell.


Cars are definitely better than public transport for people with anxiety. Public transport would be good with more funding, but a lot of things need more funding in a lot of countries. Right now public transport is very uncomfortable for a lot of people in a lot of places. Smaller and cheaper cars are the answer :P
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Re: Controversial Opinions

Unread postby rogonandi » 9 February 2019, 05:56

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Re: Controversial Opinions

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Re: Controversial Opinions

Unread postby vinlan » 9 February 2019, 16:59

Though I am now a vegetarian, I always thought that bacon was super gross, even when I ate meat. The texture and taste repulsed me, and the smell makes me nauseous. I think the same of hot dogs.
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Re: Controversial Opinions

Unread postby Toddo » 9 February 2019, 18:29

I prefer a car, especially where I am from. Public transportation is not safe, too many robberies and stabbings near drop off sites.

At least in my car I have the illusion of feeling safe.
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Re: Controversial Opinions

Unread postby Stardust » 10 February 2019, 04:47

Toddo wrote:At least in my car I have the illusion of feeling safe.


Can you lock your doors when you're driving? :confused:
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Re: Controversial Opinions

Unread postby Brenden » 10 February 2019, 10:36

Stardust wrote:
Toddo wrote:At least in my car I have the illusion of feeling safe.

Can you lock your doors when you're driving? :confused:

Don’t contemporary cars lock while driving while still being able to open from the inside (except from the back while the child lock is engaged)?
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Re: Controversial Opinions

Unread postby Stardust » 10 February 2019, 10:43

Brenden wrote:Don’t contemporary cars lock while driving while still being able to open from the inside (except from the back while the child lock is engaged)?


I think some do, I don't think all of them do though. As far as I know mine doesn't and it's a 2012 model. I can lock all the doors from the inside using either my key or a button on the dashboard but it doesn't do it by itself no matter how fast I'm going.
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Re: Controversial Opinions

Unread postby PopTart » 10 February 2019, 10:44

Brenden wrote:
Stardust wrote:
Toddo wrote:At least in my car I have the illusion of feeling safe.

Can you lock your doors when you're driving? :confused:

Don’t contemporary cars lock while driving while still being able to open from the inside (except from the back while the child lock is engaged)?

Most do, but some older models lack the functionality (mine for example :P )
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Re: Controversial Opinions

Unread postby Brenden » 10 February 2019, 10:46

Stardust wrote:
Brenden wrote:Don’t contemporary cars lock while driving while still being able to open from the inside (except from the back while the child lock is engaged)?

I think some do, I don't think all of them do though. As far as I know mine doesn't and it's a 2012 model. I can lock all the doors from the inside using either my key or a button on the dashboard but it doesn't do it by itself no matter how fast I'm going.

But at least it can be locked while driving, right? And I imagine the doors are openable from the inside when locked, otherwise it’d be a safety hazard in a crash.
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Re: Controversial Opinions

Unread postby Stardust » 10 February 2019, 12:51

Brenden wrote:But at least it can be locked while driving, right? And I imagine the doors are openable from the inside when locked, otherwise it’d be a safety hazard in a crash.


True :P

Some older cars can't even be locked from the inside at all :noes:
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Re: Controversial Opinions

Unread postby Victor_Laszlo » 10 February 2019, 12:58

vinlan wrote:Though I am now a vegetarian, I always thought that baconwas super gross, even when I ate meat. The texture and taste repulsed me, and the smell makes me nauseous. I think the same of hot dogs.


That's gotta be the most controversial thing I've seen In This thread so far. :runaway:. I do agree If it's not cooked crispy the texture is a turn off.
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Re: Controversial Opinions

Unread postby Shaved-Nudist » 10 February 2019, 22:17

I have a 2017 that locks automatically when I start to drive. It can be unlocked when the inside is opened.
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Re: Controversial Opinions

Unread postby Eryx » 11 February 2019, 14:29

Toddo wrote:I prefer a car, especially where I am from. Public transportation is not safe, too many robberies and stabbings near drop off sites.

At least in my car I have the illusion of feeling safe.
Really? I never imagined California had areas like that. Well, I can imagine it happening in L.A. in bad neighborhoods, but in my head CA was super safe and orderly. I'm lucky to live in a really nice area, public transport here is rarely crowded or sketchy, but there are worse off areas in the city.
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Re: Controversial Opinions

Unread postby Toddo » 11 February 2019, 15:35

Eryx wrote:
Toddo wrote:I prefer a car, especially where I am from. Public transportation is not safe, too many robberies and stabbings near drop off sites.

At least in my car I have the illusion of feeling safe.
Really? I never imagined California had areas like that. Well, I can imagine it happening in L.A. in bad neighborhoods, but in my head CA was super safe and orderly. I'm lucky to live in a really nice area, public transport here is rarely crowded or sketchy, but there are worse off areas in the city.


Unfortunately there is a lot of bad cities California. L.A is pretty notorious for crime, Compton, Inglewood, Carson... But there are cities that aren't in L.A that are pretty bad as well. San Bernardino (my city) we just went through bankruptcy, the 2nd city ever to go through that in the United States, right behind Detroit. So when that happens a lot of city funding gets cut, fewer officers, fewer fireman, just fewer everything.

I'm not saying all areas of the city is bad, but since a lot of people can't afford cars they tend to take the bus, this includes lots of homeless people and gangs...

Also I say the illussion of feeling safe in a car because anyone can come up to you with a gun or smash your window open if you find yourself in the wrong area of town.
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