the pros and cons of owning a private car
Today, more and more urban people have privatecars. No doubt, owning a car has many advantages.
First, you can move a round freely without worryingabout the bus and train schedule. Of course, youdon'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. Inwinter, you just stay warm; in hot summer, the air-conditioner sends out cool breeze; in rainydays, you remain dry.
Thirdly, you feel safer if you drive at night because you can start and stop as you like. It is all inyour 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 carcan move without fuel. The next thing is the money spent on regular maintenance and repairwhich seems incalculable. A simple repair usually costs 50 — 100 yuan.
Another problem is the parking difficulty. most apartment houses do not provide garages, Whatis more vexing, there are usually not enough parking lots in urban areas, and parking in awrong place will be fined.
Lastly, they worry about the traffic jam, which is so common in almost all cities. It is often thecase 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 carssuddenly disappear?
As a result, many people are watching, waiting and balancing before finally making a decision.