It meant getting up extra early to walk to town (2 miles) and catch the bus. It meant planning out the grocery shopping - can't get milk and kitty litter in the same trip. And it did result in skipping a few events that we would have had fun attending (Vanguard, SFM lecture,...). But it is kind of comforting to know that a car did not difine who we were or what we could do.
On the other hand, I'm very happy to now have a shiny red 2002 Toyota Echo, with only 33K miles on it. Yeay!