I Donâ€™t Own, I Uber: A Year Without a Car, by Megan Quinn
J Thoendell stashed this in Cars
Car (August 2013-August 2014)
Apartment Parking Space: $350/month x 12 months = $4,200 
Gas: 23 gallons x $3.75/gallon = $86.25, $86.25 x 52 weeks = $4,485 
Insurance: $133 x 12 months = $1,596 
Thatâ€™s $10,281/year right there for just the basics, not factoring in normal servicing, repairs, car washes, other parking, tolls or tickets (and thereÂ weretickets). And of course, thatâ€™s not including the amortized cost for the purchase of the car in the first place. Itâ€™s just the bare annual minimum.
This also doesnâ€™t include the additional Uber, taxi or public transportation fares I had throughout the year when I wasnâ€™t drivingâ€Šâ€”â€Šfor example, after drinks or when traveling in other cities.
Uber (August 2014-August 2015)
Total cost: $4,655.79
Thatâ€™s a dramatic difference in cost. But to be fair, I had to rent a car 3â€“4 times in the last year for an additional $1k or so combined. And of course, like the year before, this doesnâ€™t factor in public transportation costs, etc.
Okay but if you don't have to pay for a parking space and you get better gas mileage and you have cheaper insurance, Uber is not cheaper than owning a car.
In other words, this analysis does not work for everyone. Your mileage may vary.
Still, it's a well written article and kudos to Megan Quinn for the thought provoking post.