Chapter 6. Getting Around
In This Chapter
The ups and downs of the automobile industry
Getting around without a car
Buying versus leasing a car
Buying new versus buying used
The added expenses of car ownership
Cars, trucks, SUVs—Americans have had a great love affair with automobiles since Henry Ford cranked out that first Model T in the early 1900s. We talk about cars extensively. Traditionally, we’ve admired them, spent hours washing and polishing them, and up to a point, we’ve identified with the cars we drive. Let’s face it, many of us would feel better about ourselves while driving a new Saab than a rusty old Ford. Cars are a source of status, and a person’s car can provide some interesting insights into his or her personality.
Lately, though, Americans ...