Why do you need an automobile? This is an easy question to answer, right? You need to be able to get from place to place. Now think again. Do you need this vehicle to get to work? Do you need it for cruising on Saturday night? Automobiles are extremely expensive to own and operate. Do you need a car or do you want one? Either way, you will most likely own one someday. If you do decide to use mass transit (e.g., bus or train) you will be saving money and natural resources (using mass transit is much more environmentally friendly). The reality is that most families in the United States and Canada travel by car. As gasoline becomes more expensive mass transit may become a more popular choice.