Because times have changed since the "earn your car" era. Most kids work so they can afford to go to college, not so they can buy a car. Everyone is on the move now a days and so parents can't always drive their kids wherever they want to go. Some kids have to work and need a way to get there. Others have to drive to school (yes, HAVE to, the bus wasn't an option for me.)
My girlfriends family shares 2 vehicles between 3 people (her brother drives a stick and no one else can, plus he needs it throughout the day as well). They always have to arrange to have someone drop her mom off at work while my gf has to go to school (community college, so lots of driving back and forth) and her dad is going to work. Then they have to arrange for someone to pick her mom up from work. It's a pain in the ass.
SkeeOrDie: I don't hate boarders, I hate fuckers, and 8-year olds that call everyone nigger face.
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