Should You Own a Car if You Live in a Big City?

Car ownership in a city like New York City requires money, dedication, and the willingness to hate yourself time and time again. Is it all worth it? Well, that’s the question we’re asking during Car Time this week!

On this week’s Car Time, Staff Writer Justin Westbrook and I talk about that t-shirt at Kohls that features a truck suffering from a Ford vs. Chevy identity crisis, and of course, we argue about whether city folk should bother with maintaining car ownership while living in A Big City.


As you will see in the video above, I, the correct one here, obviously think it’s worth it for enthusiasts who desire to have a car in a city, to have their cars in cities. Westbrook, who constantly finds himself having wrong and bad opinions, is mostly opposed.


Watch the video and let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

ex Jalopnik car boy, former social media editor.

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Having a car in NYC is totally worth it if you have a family and like to do shit.

Because we have a car we’ve been able to take the kids to the emergency room or doctor without a second thought. On weekends in the summer we’re able to go to pretty much any beach and catch some sun or take a hike or escape to upstate.

Otherwise, I’m on the train 95% of the time, that 5% of the time though are when the memories are being made and I have a car to thank for that.