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a little Autobahn delight!
We didn't own a car while living in Germany. Cars are expensive and insurance is complicated. So we cycled through a number of rental cars every couple months while we live there.
We had a long term contract with Sixt. So we'd get to use a car for a few months, they'd call up, and then we'd swap out for another.
The company provided one of the car contracts as part of my ex-pat contract. The second contract we paid for ourselves. With pain, hassle, maintenance, insurance, etc the break even between owning a car was about 2.5 years. We lived there for 3.5 so from a cash perspective lost out a bit. However, we got to drive a ton of very different cars very quickly on the Autobahn!!!