I've been walking 3 miles to and from bus stops to get to the gym 5 days a week for the last 3 years, carpool to meets. Before that, I saved up for a used 2008 Volvo that I got rear-ended in and totaled, and before that my parents paid for half of a 2002 WRX that I took to a mechanic who totaled it in a test-drive.
Car stuff has always been stressful for me. I guess I've been able to "move through the ranks" in that I started coaching classes at the YMCA, then level 3/4/5, now 6/7/8 and rec staff education. Most of this was done with a car, and life is a lot harder without one.