The bicycle sentiment is a great idea when it's possible.
I live on an island with no bike-friendly exits.
Unless I'm going to the grocery store or to grab a bit of late night fast food, a bike would be impossible.
And public transportation is also out.
So I get to put about fourty bucks in my car every week, which in the scheme of things, isn't that bad. So I suck it up, and live accordingly.