While I do have my car here as a second-year, I did not have that luxury as a first-year. I guess you could say I was breaking out of my advantageous shell. I would drive my car in the morning, go where I wanted for lunch, come back to school, drive home, go to a friend's house, or whatever else.
My first year of college was all about taking in the "local scenery", as it were. Transportation in Denver is rampant, as I've touched on before. The RTD has a great light-rail and bus system that traverses every major area you could possibly go to in the Denver metro area. The average student at DU will get lost on the transportation between three and a thousand times during their first quarter or two here, but it's safe to say that you'll get the hang of it once you recognize landmarks, streets, the friendly, endearing, yet creepy robot woman telling you what stop you have arrived at, et cetera.
As a second year, bringing my car to college was a point of pride, and that is putting it lightly. I drove my car 25 hours from my home in North Carolina, making three stops in Tennessee, Western Missouri, and Denver. Sure, people ask me for rides or ask to borrow my car, but it is quite the privilege when you don't want to be stuck in your room for any extended period of time.
Do I recommend bringing your car at some point? I don't not recommend it, but the closer you are, the less you have to prepare for the trip. My parents keep reminding me how much of a hassle it is for me to drive the day and an hour back, but I quite like driving. I'm most worried about fitting all my stuff in my little white Toyota, but that isn't until June, so I'll see what happens.