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    Quote Originally Posted by shadows:
    I was thinking about a car for the freedom and flexibility that it offers versus waiting for public transport. Since I do a lot of grocery shopping at various places, and tend to wander around a lot, I thought having a car would give me more flexibility.

    Right now I am staying in the service apts in MHTs, I went to Mongkok to have drinks and dinner with some family, by the time we were done it was 2AM and there were no more buses running to KT from that part.

    I had to take a bus to Sheung Wan, then I had to find a cab to KT. I thought I wasnt going to ever make it home.

    I don't think that is true... no buses. There is a red bus that I know goes down Nathan Road and then to KT. There might be a night bus too but not sure of that.

    If you do some research you will find there are night buses most places.

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    Is that several Thousand for gas and insurance or just parking alone? I wasn't looking at it for a cost savings perspective versus cab rides to be honest.



    Quote Originally Posted by PDLM:
    It's going to cost you several thousand dollars a month to own a car of any sort. There is no way that this is going to be cheaper than taking a cab everywhere.

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    If you work in IFC or nearby area then I would say MH is ideal, for both in your own car or the building courtesy shuttle. Parking your own car nearer to Landmark in the mornings is a little more hectic. The car park is fine, not all fabby expensive cars and just under $3k a month I believe. Also ideal for going to Kowloon West and that side of New Territories. If you like KT you should also consider Mount Davis 33 and 60 Victoria Road, two newer buildings closeby.

    GP does have better facilities; it is a resort after all. The express bus to Central is quite fast. Driving really depends on the time of day as the approach to CWB and Wanchai seems to be busy at all hours. Agree, GP is better if you go often to Shek O and Stanley.

    Both areas have fairly good eateries but this is HK after... grocery shopping, restaurants and bars are never far away.


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    Mainly parking (if you work in Central it will be about $3K/month there, plus presumably, at least $1500-2K for a space at home), but also gas and insurance and depreciation and tax. Parking alone is over $150 per day (or $200 per working day). The taxi fare from KT to Central is about $35.

    I really don't understand the logic here:

    - it's no more convenient than a cab
    - it's more expensive than a cab
    - it's a LOT more expensive than public transport
    - and a 15 year old Toyota has no pulling power at all

    Why?

    Last edited by PDLM; 22-10-2009 at 11:24 PM.

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    Well to be quite honest, I detest people coughing and sneezing in confined spaces without covering their mouths. Today I was on a minibus, about 5 people were sneezing and coughing and not covering their mouths. There should be a law against that. But that is just one of the reasons why I would prefer a 15 year old jalopy versus a bus.


    Quote Originally Posted by PDLM:
    Mainly parking, but also gas and insurance and depreciation and tax.

    I really don't understand the logic here:

    - it's no more convenient than a cab
    - it's more expensive than a cab
    - it's a LOT more expensive than public transport
    - and a 15 year old Toyota has no pulling power at all

    Why?

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    At a cost of several thousand dollars per month and the loss of freedom to drink and all the hassle of parking (away from your home & office)?


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    Its really a pet peeve PDLM, I cannot stand people who do that. Its disrespectful to not cover your mouth when you sneeze or cough. It really bugs the shit outta me.



    Quote Originally Posted by PDLM:
    At a cost of several thousand dollars per month and the loss of freedom to drink and all the hassle of parking (away from your home & office)?

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    OK, but what about taxis?

    You must have a problem with restaurants and bars and so on as well I guess. What about your colleagues at work? Have they all passed your vetting?


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    Its only buses and MTR, that I am more cognizant of it. I think I am too busy with other things at restaurants or work.


    Quote Originally Posted by PDLM:
    OK, but what about taxis?

    You must have a problem with restaurants and bars and so on as well I guess. What about your colleagues at work? Have they all passed your vetting?

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    Back to the orig question.. did you consider North Point's? There's a new building or two there and few others as well under 10 years old. Seems to be in the same dollar ballpark and transportation is less of an issue carwise or not.


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