Hello, I currently ride a late 90's model bike and drive an early 2000's model car. I have a very limited budget and I'm thinking about selling both of them to buy a decent bike which I'd then use for everything. Is this a good idea? I'd want to set up the new bike so it would take a sat nav or securely and waterproofly mount my mobile phone for navigation, I hate navigating on a bike, it can be a nightmare. The main drawback that I can see is that I wouldn't be able to transport my dog without a car. Trips to the vet would become very difficult and I wouldn't be able to take him to my friends place for overnight visits. Have others done this? If so what bikes have you found to be awesome all rounders? I want to keep it under 1000 cc's, even 999cc's would be okay. The greenslip bracket for over 1000 cc's becomes counter productive to running 1 vehicle. Is there any drawbacks I've missed to not owning a car? The shopping would be covered and I can live with riding in the rain. I'm single with no kids so I'm not worried about passengers.