A reliable as heck beat up bicycle. I'm thinner and fitter than pretty much everyone in the office. They also all work harder than me to keep their cars on the road. If I'm gonna work hard I'd rather not blow it all on cars. My best memories are being in random places with no one around for miles, and just me and my bicycle. You don't hear the sounds of the birds in a car. In my mind there's so many things you can spend your money on and have better memories that last a lifetime. If I did need a car I'd get a total beater. I get judged a lot for riding a bicycle, people all assume I'm poor as heck. Truth is I can buy a luxury car and pay cash right now if I really wanted to. The woman with the BMW who parks in front of my bicycle couldn't even afford to replace her run flat tire for a month. I have a lot less stress than she does. I'm not against people buying nice cars if they are truly petrol heads and love everything about them, but I think too many people get sucked into fetishizing them when actually their money could buy them so many more cool memories elsewhere. If you know how to fix a beat up old car it's just as cool as a luxury car in my opinion. You can't just go out and buy those skills they are earned so I have more respect for the guys who can keep real old cars on the road. Having said that when I had a motorcycle I was too afraid to take the carburetor apart in case I lost pieces.