I am proud to be a part of Cornell's Class of 2017! Through my high school years I have not had a car, and I very much regret that. I have finally saved up enough for the down payment and will be able to get a good car for around $90/month. This car (Hyundai Accent) has 37 miles per gallon, meaning gas cost is practically irrelevant. Now I am able to finally get a car, but I am debating whether or not it is a good idea.
What would you current Cornell students and Cornell parents think about my getting a car? I have read other posts on CC, and most people say that the public transportation is sufficient. I would really prefer to have a car, though. Are there any significant difficulties associated with buying a car? I am hoping to be very involved in Ithaca (starting businesses, volunteering, etc.) so a car would probably be useful.