If you have made the decision to finally stop using public transport and invest some money in purchasing your first car then it must indeed be a very exciting time in your life. Most people do not have the chance to buy a car until they are much older and therefore end up using public transport for most of the life. Buying your own car is indeed very exciting however it is a big decision and it can take its toll on your current financial situation. Therefore you will need to think long and hard about whether you will be able to afford the financial commitments that come with buying your first car.
Most people dream about their first car all their lives, however the car they dream of is not always the car that they can realistically afford. Look through a number of car magazines and look through the cars that you believe that you can afford. If you go for a car that is practical and takes you from your current location to your destination you will find that you might even be able to cover the financial commitment associated with the car with the same amount of money that you spend on public transport every month. If you have not done so yet, you will need to start taking driving lessons in order to learn how to drive before you purchase your car and this should give you enough time to make up your mind about what kind of car you are going to purchase.
It might be surprising, but driving is not for everybody although most people will imagine themselves driving one day. After taking driving lessons they realize that it is not for them. Driving takes a lot of intense concentration and it can be very strenuous on the mind. To someone who has never driven before, it may look like a piece of cake to sit in one seat for long periods of time and drive however driving for long hours especially on a highway that you were unable to stop in between, can make you very tired and can mentally drain you.
Driving is not about you and you alone. While you might be a very good driver, that concentrates on the road you cannot predict what the next person on the road is going to do and therefore you may find yourself in a bad accident even though you have been taking precautions to drive carefully. One of the things you need to realize is that you need to be able to predict what the next drivers move will be and act accordingly.