Within the US the place I lived – Philadelphia – no. Proudly owning a automotive was a waste of $1,000 every month that nobody wanted. $250 on auto insurance coverage, $9 a day on parking, $63 per week on gasoline, any precise upkeep fees if relevant, and the precise automotive funds itself (at the least $250 a month on a junker) in case you did not personal it outright.
I critically cannot determine how most individuals who aren’t rich or well-off can afford automobiles. Then once more, I’ve by no means lived out within the sticks or boonies, both. Solely ever lived in huge cities. The smallest place I’ve lived in Korea nonetheless had 400,000 individuals in it. Perhaps they’re cheaper within the rural areas and small cities, however automobiles have been a thousand-dollar-a-month waste of cash again within the US, and I by no means needed to personal one simply because of the BS obligatory auto insurance coverage alone.
Right here in Korea, no one actually wants a automotive, both. Folks personal them, however similar to in huge cities within the US, it is primarily the rich. Most individuals personal a bicycle, and public transportation is sweet in most locations. I personally personal an e-bike, which may rise up to 40 KPH (27 miles an hour.) A automotive can be good if I have been wealthy, however I do not want one proper now.
If a date needed me to personal a automotive, I am going to inform her go date Elon and cease losing my time.