My name is Bogdan. I am a 24 yo guy from Romania.
I finished college this year and from when I was 18, and got my driver licence, I wanted to get a car. I live 400km away from my family and because I'm working I can't really visit my family since, in Romania, the trains/busses take a long time to go from point A to point B.
To be more specific, if I want to go home, I will make 10 hours by train and 9 hours by bus. Since I work, this means that I could go home only on Friday afternoon (the train leaves at 11pm and the buss at 7pm), reaching home town Saturday morning. And this would mean that I would have around 10 hours to spend with my family because I have to go back on Saturday night to get in my working town, by Sunday morning (if I were to leave on Sunday, I would get back on Monday morning which isn't ok since on Monday I start working).
From what I make, I could put aside, for a car, around 70-80 eur each month. This means that it will take me years to raise a decent amount of money in order to buy a car. I tried to make a bank credit, but because of my working conditions, I am not eligible for one.
My parents are poor and they can't afford to buy me one.
The car helps me because I can make the 400km trip in just 4.5-5 hours allowing me to spend more time with my family. Now, I only see them once a year, when I can take some days off.
I know, I may sound like a douchebag or hypocritical, but any amount of money you can spare, it's the world for me.