the pros and cons of owning a private car
Today, more and more urban people have private cars. No doubt, owning a car has many advantages.
First, you can move a round freely without worrying about the bus and train schedule. Of course, you don't have to queue up and strive for seats, either.
Secondly, traveling in your own car, you will feel very cosy, especially in bad weather. In winter, you just stay warm; in hot summer, the air-conditioner sends out cool breeze; in rainy days, you remain dry.
Thirdly, you feel safer if you drive at night because you can start and stop as you like. It is all in your control. However, not all urban citizens would buy cars, not even the rich.
Their first consideration is that they cannot stand the ever-rising price of the fuel, yet no car can move without fuel. The next thing is the money spent on regular maintenance and repair which seems incalculable. A simple repair usually costs 50 — 100 yuan.
Another problem is the parking difficulty. most apartment houses do not provide garages, What is more vexing, there are usually not enough parking lots in urban areas, and parking in a wrong place will be fined.
Lastly, they worry about the traffic jam, which is so common in almost all cities. It is often the case that cars are less quick than bikes. In addition, they are afraid of their cars being stolen. Skillful thieves are not a few and the police force are on the lacking. What if one day their cars suddenly disappear?
As a result, many people are watching, waiting and balancing before finally making a decision.