Most students advise that a car is both an unnecessary and expensive endeavor on the BU campus and in and around the city. Not only is parking ridiculously expensive, but your car will invariably wind up towed, ticketed, abused, and worn down. The cheapest way to park is to apply for a resident permit parking pass and park on the street. If you bring a car, heed this warning: Meter maids and towing companies are the city’s most effective resources. Even if you bring your car with the intention of driving to class, you'll most likely only end up circling the area five or six times until you're good and late for class, and then give up and head back home to bed.
Despite the ominous nature of the parking scene described above, if you do choose to bring a car, you will always have a quick way out of town, to head home, to a concert, a rave, or a festival. You will find that someone is always willing to pay for your gas for a ride. But then again, you might find yourself spending half of your life looking for parking. According to an advertisement in the T station says, “The average adult spends 370 hours a year looking for parking, and 285 hours a year having sex.” If that statistic is true, which it undoubtedly is, leave your car home.