City dwellers who rarely use their car may want to think twice about keeping it. On average, the cost of gas, registration, insurance and payments (if the car isn't owned outright) can add up to around $10,000 a year. A car that isn't a daily necessity can be sold to save money; experts agree that when you do need a car, renting is the most economical and ecological way to go, since you only use it when you really, truly need it. Of course, you can always donate a car you own outright to charity and reap the tax deduction savings, too.
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