I have been considering to buy a car in Shanghai for some time, but till now, I believe this is still not feasible.
I enjoys the cars in north Amerian but cannot bear the boring life there. In Shanghai, I love the life but I still want to have a car. It is a problem though since
- It is impossible for me to ride a car to work due to the heavy traffic.
- The car is too expensive – it is about 120,000 – 200,000 RMB for normal cars and cost more for better one.
- The car ID is way too expensive. It costs about 20,000 RMB for the car ID alone.
- It is too expensive for parking and oil.
20 more tunnels in Shanghai
Today, I read this piece of news:
Shanghai is set to have 20 expressway tunnels snaking under the city’s Huangpu River by the year 2010, making it the world leader in the number of underwater tunnels.
It is just amazing. The road infrustracture improves a lot but it is still a bottle neck for Shanghai. I hope the tunnels and more roads will change the situation so I can have a car soon.