Since the very first modern car was invented by Karl Benz, cars have become more and more popular and sought after by many people. For young guys, buying a new car is exciting since a car represents a certain level of independence ( 独立). With a car of your own, you don't have to rely on your parents, friends or even buses for transportation. Owning a car you have to pay a lot of money in parking , maintenance ( 保养), petrol, tax and insurance, which will cost you a lot. However, compared with buying a house, buying a car is less expensive. Different from the "fixed" assets such as house, car is a kind of "current" asset, and it can enlarge your activity space and take you to wherever you like.