Fifteen years and counting...
As I ride caltrain back from a screening at yerba buena I realize the tradeoffs of life sans car. Three hours of transit for 97 minutes of movie. Of course the difference is really one hour. It probably would have taken two hours by car. I will get some reading done after this post so that helps. We live in dimensions and scale dominated by transit.
I just realized that my bridgestone mb5 has been used for over fifteen years. I am trying to think of any car of mine that has lasted that long. Looking at used cars I worry about the failures ahead. With a bike it's all frame. You are good to go.