Must I Really Own A Car?

I would avoid buying a car if I could (with my study and housing
loan to pay back, less is best! That’s also one less asshole
you’re gonna have to deal with on the road). But reality is that
it’s just not possible, especially here in the Klang Valley. Like
it or not, our public transportation is just piss poor.
Somebody just didn’t finish their homework when it came to
capacity and route planning. Why just two coaches for the Putra
LRT and KL Monorail? And how many get off/on at stations like
Abdullah Hukum or Kampung Baru anyways? As for taxis and buses,
the drivers’ attitudes
leave a lot to be desired which is further compounded by internal
squabblings and politicking within their associations and
companies. I would go cage-less
if I am not so much of a wuss could but I really
feel that our roads are just too dangerous for motorcyclists with
no proper separate lanes built that makes it safe for them (and
other road users) to use, what more with the
appalling attitude of some drivers
in this country. All this perhaps could have been avoided had the
parties responsible put some thought into everything in the first
place (ever heard Prior Proper Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance?)
and forsake the interest in getting quick gains instead of the
interests of the majority tax/toll/fare/excise end payers.

4 Comments

  1. Wena

    can’t get another loan if installments exceed 1/3 of ur salary. ah well.

  2. sam

    I totally AGREE!!

  3. Chibster

    Not all are hopeless. I mean, the LRT is just ok… KTM is unspeakably terrible. Busses are… busses…

    I just stumbled upon an incident where two motorcyclists were hit and the responsible driver ran off. The poor blokes were sprawled on the road, with lotsa people crowding, and me calling the police. *sighs*

    My Mom says no bikes no matter what.

    Hell, just go buy a car if you can afford it.

  4. semey

    iwan, these days, you waste 2 hours in a day just to be stuckin a jam. my advice, sell of ur apt, buy a new one near the Putra LRT station, SERI MAYA near setiawangsa is a good bet. I’m sick of the jam. I wanna be in SG where we can go anywhere we want without a car. :) … also dont believe in forking our rm800 on a car that depretiates in value every year.

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