We thought we could have them both.
For three years we've bathed them, fed them, and cared for them. They've been part of the family.
But we feared that someday we couldn't afford them both.
We debated. We discussed. Must we choose? Is there another way? But in the end it was clear: we had to pick one or the other. Finally, grudgingly, we've made a choice.
We kept the kid. We got rid of the car.
It wasn't an easy decision, mind you. Both are expensive. Both could break-down at any second. Both, at one time or another, have been towed.
But, at the end of the day, only one was a part of our lives every day. And it wasn't the one with that cornered well or had ample storage space.
Besides, I've seen cars just like ours on the road. I've never seen another Cheeky.
So yes, today I followed in the footsteps of so many New Yorkers unwilling to spend $350/month to park something they only use when their carless friends ask to borrow it. We're turning it in, and living a auto-free life.
Cheeky better not get too cocky, though...we could change our minds. I'm just not sure the return policy is quite so good...