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Old 09-03-2018, 02:59 PM
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Advice: Moving to NYC with or without my dear, sweet Rubi?

I could need some advice. I'm moving from LA to NYC. I'm debating if I should sell my 2014 Rubicon or keep it.

Basically, I'm moving to NYC because I don't want to drive on a daily basis. I want to walk and take the subway. Owning a car in NYC is expensive. I pay $2K in car insurance everywhere (high liability coverage, perfect driver). Plus maintenance and car wash ads up to quite a bit. Logically, it would make sense to sell the Rubicon. And for the occasional weekend trip out of the city, I'd rent a normal car.

However as I'm prepping my Rubicon to sell, it's simply emotional very hard. While I don't offroad regularly, a handful of times a year, those were epic memories and I have many passionate dreams for the future. I've gone offroad in two feet of powder snow in the local mountains. Stepping out of the Jeep an sinking thigh deep into snow was amazing. The feel of the Jeep drifting and floating in that deep snow was amazing. It was a thrill to cross the Mojave River. Because it was so wide, I didn't check the entire depth by walking. The Jeep sinking deeper and deeper into the water and knowing that I couldn't stop was a thrill. (Maybe better to be smart next time.)

Is there even any offroading near Manhattan?

Is perhaps a parking spot at a friend out in Queens an option to avoid having to constantly search for parking for the Rubi or pay a lot for a parking spot in the city?

It seems most people advice to sell the car when moving to Manhattan. But what do the Wrangler people say? Any tips? Secrets? Info? Shared passion?

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Ive been living in New York for 6 years now and Ive gotta say that having a car in the city is quite a pain unless you are willing to shell up upwards of $200 a month for parking. Depending on where you live or if your building has a parking garage, you have to move the car, more or less, every night to avoid the street sweeping. Manhattan is worse than Brooklyn and Queens in terms of parking and having someone nick your car randomly is also a concern. I would say sell it to be honest.
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