Your Personal Car Or Public Transport, Which Is More Stressful And Expensive?

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I pondered on this issue several times, and still couldn't figure out the right choice to make.

Because I stay in a busy place like Abuja, and I have my own personal car, sometimes the car might break down on the road, or the fuel gets finished, from one problem to another. I find it stressful, time consuming, and expensive for me. But it has advantages, because I can sometimes use it to carry passengers, or family and friends, its relaxing, without any disturbance.

But the public transport is not that bad too, because I just pay and get to my destination, but a little time consuming.

So I would like to get an opinion from anyone about this matter.

Your personal car or public transport, which is more stressful and expensive? - By David Chinecherem - 2019-08-18 19:08:29

Before someone purchases a private vehicle I think he should be able to know how hard and costly maintenance is if he can buy a personal car he'll probably have the money to maintain it.

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Your personal car or public transport, which is more stressful and expensive? - By Fatomoye Victor - 2019-08-18 19:26:58

Don't know maybe this will be accepted but...

According to transport planning Private car is more and very expensive even though you have privacy in it to that of Public or mass transit there is no privacy in it but it saves money and ain't expensive like that of private because you will have to spend money to buy fuel, get it repair in case of any slight issue and all that..

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Your personal car or public transport, which is more stressful and expensive? - By Nnamani Josh - 2019-08-18 19:32:09

I think personal car is more stressful and expensive, the only advantage I can give personal car is that it is more faster but apart from that, it is very stressful imagine like you said sometimes it brakes down on the road, you will have to wait and fix it, pay for the fixing, and still go late to work giving you a total 3-0 but it is a public transport, when the car brakes down in such a way, you can easily go down and take a different one as fast as possible 

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Your personal car or public transport, which is more stressful and expensive? - By Gentle Friday - 2019-08-18 20:22:53

Both is okay depending on occasion they may serve. If you know you personal car consume more when going to work, the case may be the other way round when traveling with it

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Your personal car or public transport, which is more stressful and expensive? - By Michael Olatunji - 2019-08-18 20:39:30

I would go with the public transport! Why? I will say because it saves my energy; Just imagine being in horrible traffic congestion sitting hours with the steering for God knows hour and then boom it starts moving 

I'm very sure of I'm in a public transport 

My energy would be saved compared to  being with a personal car then

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Your personal car or public transport, which is more stressful and expensive? - By Moses Osgood - 2019-08-18 21:27:13

Public transport in nigeria expecially lagos is something else, not just stressful, also inconvenient and expensive onlike private car were you are free to relax anyhow you want and still go ahead to carry passengers which you can use their money to get yourself some fuel.

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Your personal car or public transport, which is more stressful and expensive? - By Ikpa Iorwuese - 2019-08-18 21:27:15

To me public transport is better and convenient as you only pay and they take you to your destination but if it your own car you will have to be servicing the car always and repair it whenever it breaks down 

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Your personal car or public transport, which is more stressful and expensive? - By Ikpa Iorwuese - 2019-08-18 21:45:37

Public transport is better because you just pay and they take you to your destination but you will have to be servicing the car always if its yours and repair whenever it breaks down 

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Your personal car or public transport, which is more stressful and expensive? - By Maureen Olih - 2019-08-19 06:59:31

This a question that runs through my mind everyday. In the long run I think it's better to own a car if you can afford it. I think that would be less stressful than depending on public transport, particularly if you live in an area lackin in easily accessible roads in sound condition.

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Your personal car or public transport, which is more stressful and expensive? - By Ikechi Aguma - 2019-08-19 07:15:52

Public transportation is encouraged in Europe as it is less expensive and also trying to reduce the carbon footprint of the country as there are less vehicles on the road. But here in our great country it is the opposite mainly cause of the hassels and stress of using the public transportation. However expensive to maintain your personal vehicle but it is a better pain than public transport.

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Your personal car or public transport, which is more stressful and expensive? - By Jethro Da'ar - 2019-08-19 16:39:45

Public transport now. That one for sure is always stressful first no reason self. Everyday you most struggle at the pack

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Your personal car or public transport, which is more stressful and expensive? - By Maduka Nnamdi - 2019-08-20 08:47:13

Most times personal car could be more expensive and even stressful when you consider getting stuck in traffic and not able to walk it cause you can’t abandon your car

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Your personal car or public transport, which is more stressful and expensive? - By Sanusi Abubakar - 2019-08-21 22:50:13

Personal car is more confortable to public/commercial car, because when you are traveling via your private car, you drive at any speed limit that suits your confortability. You can get to anywhere any time but, the case is not thesame with commercial cars. In commercial car, you travel alongside other people you don't know, one might appear to be troublesome, a car might develop faulty along the way and if care is not taken, that will the place you will sleep, because of the car owners don't take their time and money to service their cars. 

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Your personal car or public transport, which is more stressful and expensive? - By ABDULHAKEEM ADEYANJU - 2019-08-22 13:42:31

Public transport is more stressful compared to owning a personal car. Personally i would prefer my personal car to public transport system.

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Your personal car or public transport, which is more stressful and expensive? - By Eka Ntuen - 2019-08-22 22:08:32

Public transportation is more stressful and annoying ...you have to take more than one cabs before you reach a place ..I prefer a personal car

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Your personal car or public transport, which is more stressful and expensive? - By Patrick Ofere - 2019-08-27 15:32:32

Most times personal car could be more expensive and even stressful when you consider getting stuck in traffic and not able to walk it cause you can’t abandon your car

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Your personal car or public transport, which is more stressful and expensive? - By Okechukwu Jude - 2019-09-02 15:12:22

I would go with the public transport! Why? I will say because it saves my energy; Just imagine being in horrible traffic congestion sitting hours with the steering for God knows hour and then boom it starts moving 

I'm very sure of I'm in a public transport .

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Your personal car or public transport, which is more stressful and expensive? - By Oriola Gbemisola - 2019-09-04 12:51:39

The both are of impotance and they both have their critics. 

The private transportation to me is the best even with my knowledge on it been expensive,issue of maintenance etc,the private transportation is convinient,comfortable,and the issue of privacy which i love is certain. 

The public transport is also good because it saves money,time in the sense that the drivers know of short route to pass, but it is not comfortable,convinient and the privacy is disturbed.. 

I think when you get a new ride that means you have accepted the terms and conditions which is the maintenance of the car and everything attached to it. 

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Your personal car or public transport, which is more stressful and expensive? - By Abdullahi Nurudeen Olayiwola - 2019-09-04 16:35:30

According to transport planning Private car is more and very expensive even though you have privacy in it to that of Public or mass transit there is no privacy in it but it saves money and ain't expensive like that of private because you will have to spend money to buy fuel, get it repair in case of any slight issue and all that..

The both are of impotance and they both have their critics. 

The private transportation to me is the best even with my knowledge on it been expensive,issue of maintenance etc,the private transportation is convinient,comfortable,and the issue of privacy which i love is certain. 

The public transport is also good because it saves money,time in the sense that the drivers know of short route to pass, but it is not comfortable,convinient and the privacy is disturbed.. 

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Your personal car or public transport, which is more stressful and expensive? - By Abdulafiz Musa - 2019-09-05 09:43:45

If you are staying in busy cities such as Lagos, Abuja or Port Harcourt, having a personal car can be more expensive, stressful and frustrating due to consistent traffic which cost you more money for fuel, bad roads which brings high maintenance cost for your car. You can't agree less that you sometimes feel like parking your car and taking public transport something if not for the convenience and privacy. 

But, having a personal car is better suited to other less busy places with good or manageable roads.

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Your personal car or public transport, which is more stressful and expensive? - By Obansa Halimat - 2019-09-13 12:08:58

Public transportation is more time consuming and uncomfortable most times but asides that it is very affordable and doesn't need any form of maintenance 

I'd rather you opt for public transportation 

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Your personal car or public transport, which is more stressful and expensive? - By Deborah Chinenye - 2019-09-13 12:24:30

Personal car can not be compared to public care, this is because with private car you are able to go to anywhere you wish to go to without much stress. Talking about maintainance cost, i believe that anyone who could afford to buy a car will also afford the cost of maintaining it. Private car is less expensive when compared to public car.

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Your personal car or public transport, which is more stressful and expensive? - By IFEANYI NWOKEDI - 2019-09-15 13:04:41

In some civilized society where transportation is efficient. It is cheaper and less stressful unlike our system here where everything is upside down.No basic amenities is in good shape. If one can buy and maintain a good car it is preferable less stressful but a expensive for proper maintenance.

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Your personal car or public transport, which is more stressful and expensive? - By Mofolu Ayo - 2019-09-16 18:43:11

Everything  has advantages and disadvanyages, public transport can be very stressful, uncomfortable and time wasting due to them not being available any time or anywhere you need them, hours of productivity wasted on waiting and hailing. But then it is quite cheap and affordable.

Your own person car is very comfortable and available for you, less time wasting and less stressful to use, but its quite expensive to maintain and manage. 

So when choosing which is best for you, weigh your options and your needs first before choosing which is best for you. 

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Your personal car or public transport, which is more stressful and expensive? - By Ahmed Olayiwola - 2019-09-18 10:40:30

Abuja or Port Harcourt, having a personal car can be more expensive, stressful and frustrating due to consistent traffic which cost you more money for fuel, bad roads which brings high maintenance cost for your car. Abuja or Port Harcourt, having a personal car can be more expensive, stressful and frustrating due to consistent traffic which cost you more money for fuel, bad roads which brings high maintenance cost for your car. You can't agree less that you sometimes feel like parking your car and taking public transport something if not for the convenience and privacy.But, having a personal car is better suited to other less busy places with good or manageable roads. can't agree less that you sometimes feel like parking your car and taking public transport something if not for the convenience and privacy.Your own person car is very comfortable and available for you, less time wasting and less stressful to use, but its quite expensive to maintain and manage.

So when choosing which is best for you, weigh your options and your needs first before choosing which is best for you.

But, having a personal car is better suited to other less busy places with good or manageable roads.

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Your personal car or public transport, which is more stressful and expensive? - By Samuel Oladeji - 2019-09-27 08:16:09

Public transport might be stressful but it saves money and to own a private car one must be able to maintain every problem of it because it costs more money than public transport

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Your personal car or public transport, which is more stressful and expensive? - By Emmanuel Agbasielo - 2019-09-30 20:00:36

In actual fact, it is good to go for a private car rather than public transport. Once it comes to the area of time wasting, public transport waste more time than private car. With your private car, you relax and do whatever you like in it. Private car can allow you transport yourself earlier compared to public transport where you have to wait for the bus or taxi to be fully loaded.

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Your personal car or public transport, which is more stressful and expensive? - By Adebajo Saheed - 2019-10-15 08:03:02

I think owning a private car is more expensive to maintain and stressful, unlike the public buses all you have to do is to pay and board but the private car is different,you buy fuel, make sure the car is in good condition before bringing it on the road .

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Your personal car or public transport, which is more stressful and expensive? - By Iyaomiye Olusoji - 2019-10-18 23:49:19

Personal car is more relaxing and accommodating as well though you run into some expenses you didn't plan for but i bet you is safety is guaranteed in times of health wise.public transportation is ok too but our transport system is not encouraging the transporters can inflate the price anytime they want too and also the congestion in the bus is not hygienic.

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Your personal car or public transport, which is more stressful and expensive? - By Emike Osumah - 2019-10-24 11:54:08

They both have their advantages and disadvantages but any day, i will prefer a private vehicle. It is more relaxing and you can drive at your own pace. Another thing is before one gets a car, you should have a steady cash flow to maintain it from day to day.

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Your personal car or public transport, which is more stressful and expensive? - By Dadiowei Fidelis - 2019-11-02 15:34:58

I would say the personal car is more expensive because I have a good view of both. The personal car is more expensive mainly because of the high price of fuel. The amount you spend to fuel your car in a month is far larger than what you will use in public transport in a month.

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Your personal car or public transport, which is more stressful and expensive? - By Osagiede Rosemary - 2019-11-05 16:41:25

Personal car is the best because is more comfortable unlike public transport and when there is an emergency if you have your private car it won't be difficult you can easily address it. And if you are going out with your wife and kids is better to use your private car coz is more conducive. Every thing that have advantage also have disadvantage, Private car is the best. 

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Your personal car or public transport, which is more stressful and expensive? - By Mascot Aderehor - 2019-11-16 12:09:27

It depends on the city you are base like in a place like Lagos it will be better to be in a public transport,but in other cities where traffic is not as busy as that of the one of Lagos your own car would be more efficient and less stressful,you get comfort in your own car but you don't enjoy such privilege in a public transport

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