Kristoff saidBy the time I pay all my bills, food, and other expenses their is just no money left and I havn't even moved out of home yet :S All my friends got their cars given to them by their parents. Like brand new cars... I hate complaining, but I just don't get it... And when I hear them say "It's not what I wanted" Grrr, get so angry! I'd kill to be able to get my license one day but I don't see it happening for a long time...
How'd you get your first car?
I think in your situation it's probably a combination of these three things:
1) used cars in Australia are ludicrously overpriced. $5000 for a mid-90s Corolla? Get the fuck outta here..
2) Cost of living in Australia is quite high
3) You are probably a student with very little left over money or starting out in a job not paying a great deal.
I found when I came to Brisbane and started looking for a car, you are looking at spending a minimum of $1000 for some 80s Toyota, then it costs you nearly that amount just to register the damn thing every year!
Cars are much cheaper in NZ, the UK, America, Japan etc..