Cars provide us freedom and liberty. At least they used to.
The modern car has improved our lives substantially since they were first introduced in the late 1800s. Considering automobiles substantially upgraded our mobility from a 15-mile range to easily 400 today. The popularity of cars surged as they delivered an immediate benefit for an immediate need. And if you think about it, every decade since then has delivered monumental innovation, value, and performance. The automotive industry developed new markets that facilitated commerce and empowered people with a newfound ability to become mobile for attending work and school.
Today, the modern car comes at a cost. Setting aside the fact that roughly 35,000 people die from them annually, the financial burden has increased while the overall quality of life has decreased. AAA has determined that the average vehicle in the United States costs between $6,500 to $10,200 annually to operate. The average sedan costs $8,558 respectively.