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Chapter 12
The Wheels Thing
In This Chapter
✧ Understanding why we love our cars
✧ Deciding if, and when, to buy your first car
✧ Negotiating different options for buying a car
✧ Exploring some alternatives to car ownership
✧ Keeping routine car expenses in mind
 
 
Probably one of the first major purchases you’ll make during your lifetime, or that someone will make for you, is a car. The phrase “I can’t wait until I have a car of my own” is a common theme among teens who see a set of wheels as a means of independence and a sign of maturity, as well as a convenient method of getting from one place to another.
Our society depends on automobiles for ...

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