Someday, we'll likely end up within walking distance of a suitable-sized town with one car in the garage. Hans and Lena Bengtsson moved to within walking distance of downtown Camden, ME. It's hard on O accessibility but, being on Penobscot, it has that to offer plus numerous cultural year round offerings.
Clark - I must admit that we appear to be major consumers (car) for the time being. 4 of them :-(. Two convertibles ('04 & '09), the '00 Saab 9.5 wagon in process of being replaced (but, being low and casual, doing able duty as the old dog car) and the shiny replacement
('12, 130k mi). The problem is being stuck on convertibles and my adamant wife wanted her own after I got a hardtop one that she figured was mine not ours. Someday we'll get "it" straight. After all, I also admit to being a Sierra Club member for 25 years. Meanwhile, we don't drive to as many A meets anymore fwiw.