One vs two cars
My partner and I are expecting our first child in June.
We currently have 2 cars, but since my partner started working remotely, we have taken one car off of insurance and it's just been sitting. The car is near the bottom of it's depreciation curve, so we aren't really losing much aside from the small opportunity cost of the $.
I'm tempted to sell the car, but I really enjoy driving and grassroots motorsports (autox, track days) so I've been hesitant. I haven't done any of that since COVID, and am sceptical I'll have time when the baby is born.
Furthermore, I am now a bike ride away from work - so that's another reason we only need one car.
Once the baby comes - is having 2 cars super useful? I expect the car will stay with mom and I will bike(get a ride to work on rainy/snowy days) so maybe not. Any unforseen circumstances that I am missing? Only thing I can think of is if one parent is out with the car while the other parent is with baby and suddenly needs a ride. I wonder how often this happens.
I know there are a ton of parents that do just fine with one or even no cars. Wondering everyone's thoughts.