Upon moving back from LA to DC in 2002, I didn't have a car. And I didn't get one. I decided I didn't want one. For the last 6 years, I have only lived no further than 2 miles from work. When I transferred jobs, I used Metro and bus from NW to Bailey's Crossroads for 9 months, then I moved 1 mile from my new location. I have a Zipcar membership if I want to buy something big.
David Luecke, Arlington, VA