I'm temporarily car-less once more. (I say "car-less" here rather than my preferred "car-free" because I'm not free of the beast- I still have to pay for it in insurance & registration, I just can't drive it.) Apparently my car's "master cylinder" cracked, leaving me with a $300 repair bill that I simply can't pay, half of which is labour.
If even some of the most expensive bits of my bike were to fail, few would break $100 in parts, and the labour I can accomplish myself with simple hand tools. And it goes without saying that I never have to worry about repairing a transit vehicle.
So yeah. Cars still suck.