I am 19 years old and I don't have my own car. Because I don't have my own car, I have to rely on my parents to drive me everywhere and some people look at me like I'm lazy and not independent because I don't have my own car and it makes me really upset. I don't want people to look at me like I have to rely on my parents to drive me and by getting my own car. My parents won't let me drive their car on my own because they need it all the time and we only have one car. Everyone in my neighborod my age and younger has their own car except for me and it is honestly embaressing for me because I need to drive myself places and not have to rely on my parents to drive me. I got my driver's licence almost a year ago and I still don't have my own car. People in my neighborhood that got their licence got their car right away and some are younger than me. I am sick of tired of people perceiving me as a person who has to rely on my parents to drive me everywhere. I need one to drive myself places and not have to rely on my parents to drive me to school and work. Everyone my age in my neighborhood at my age is driving themsleves to school and work and I have to have my parents drive me there which is embaressing at my age. Why won't my parents get me a car if they know that I suposse to have one at my age so I can be idepenedent and responsible? Whenever I have to walk places or have to take the bus becasue I don't have a car, some people give me and my parents dirty looks because they know that I need a car at my age becasue I need to be independent and responsible and people don't think that way about me becasue I don't have a car. Are my parents wrong for not letting me get a car at my age?
Most Helpful Guy
Get a job and buy your own car! You want to look responsible and independent then handle your own responsibilities.2
Most Helpful Girl
Cars cost money. Maybe your parents don't have the extra money right now to buy you one. So, instead of expecting them to do it, why not save your own money for that reason? If you still live at home, I'm assuming you don't have many bills to pay and if you have a job, you should be able to start saving up for your own car. If you buy it yourself, I doubt your parents would have an issue with you getting a car.2