Do you think that parents should buy their children a car or do you think they should earn their own money to buy themselves a car? I had to buy my own and took better care of it than most did whose parents bought them a car.
I don't think the legal driving age should even be 16. I think it should be 18. I don't think it matters who buys the car. Accidents happen. If parents would like to give the gift of a car to their son/daughter, it is a great gift. If other parents tell their children they need to earn the money to buy the car, that is ok, too. Maybe parents would like to buy a car for their teenager and can't afford to. Some parents match the amount their son/daughter saves for a car. If you felt that you would have taken for granted a car that was given to you, then you have learned something very important about yourself. You appreciate and are thankful for gifts and you are repsonsible for the rewards you give yourself when you work hard. Not all teenagers who received a car as a gift act irresponsible.Those kids may be paying their own insurance. It sounds very mature to say things like you feel you took better care of your car and you appreciate it more, but it sure would have been a lot easier if it was handed to you. Don't sell yourself short. You most likely would have taken the same great care of your car even if it was a gift. I enjoyed your question thouroughly and I hope you get more answers.
heck no!!! lol...I was 16 when I started driving...my parents make really good money but I worked at a gym all through highschool and so I always had my own money...I saved 2500$ for my first car...it was a toyota tercel 1997 and you know what 2 weeks after I bought it, I rolled it and totalled it...when your young you think you can do anything. If my parents had bought me a car and i totalled it...I don't even want to think what they would have done to me lol...I'd pretty much be dead and all these spoiled kids in this new age generation, grow up with mommy and daddy buying them anything they want , but when they grow up they turn into drug users or rude arrogent people that no one likes because they don't know how to act on there own...its' rediculous! I have had 4 cars altogether since I was 16 and I'm only 21, but you know what I just bought my first brand new car, 07 Honda Civic Coupe and its my dream car and the feeling of being able to do it on my own is the best feeling in the world...So NO, parents should teach there kids to work for what they get. buy your own car, you'll feel better about it...plus, if you get into trouble, your parents can't take your car away lol
For most young people I consider an automobile to be a luxury rather than a necessity. I didn't own a car until I was 24; until then I occasionally borrowed a car but I generally got around on foot or bicycle. I worked my way through college on low paying jobs. The only reason I could afford to support myself and pay for tuition and books on my wages as a Kentucky Fried Chicken cook was because I didn't have the expense of a car.
My first car was a old Honda Civic with > 100K miles on the odomiter that I bought from a Baptist Preacher for $350. A few years later when he saw me still driving it he commented that if he knew it was going to last this long he would have asked more for it.
I think the system where the student saves up for a car and parents match saved amount for car is a good idea. I think the best way is that the student pays for petrol, they go halves with parents on a car and it is a cheap first car that sucks in every way. also student pays rego, wof insurance etc.
I never have had a car but when I got my first motorcycle it was a cheap little runaround (120kmph max) and was better suited than a car for me as morning traffic and cheaper to run. I had to pay everything myself, the bike, petrol, maintainence, repairs, insurance, wof, registration and even just having the bike really was quite an expense.
Ummm.. its called very good parenting when parents do not buy kids their car. But it all depends how they were raised all along. Parents could buy kids a car but maybe just not the best one or the best looking one.. i think it will be a better responsibility and a chance to see what their kids will choose to do. Either to accept it and fix it up, and most likely then sell it for a better one, or to deny it and buy themselves one.
I think it totally depends on the parents - certainly not to be 'expected' nor does it have to be 'new' (only reliable)- I would probably only consider this at 16 (first car) and I know they're of good character, responsible, ambition, and constantly show appreciation for things given and are able to say 'thank you' 'I love you' - gift or earn is fine.
I think they souldnt but just give them one of there old cars that way they will learn to respect and b greatfull for what they have cause so many others arnt that greatfull like my first car was I 86' buick regal and I hat it but I am trying to save up now to get somethin I want and I am really greatfull for what little I do have.
they should help them buy the car