I’ve never understood people who give other folks a hard time about what kind of car they drive…who cares?!?!
But, as you and I both know, people can be jerks about that kind of stuff.
But did this woman act like a jerk when she snapped back at her friends for making fun of her ride?
Get all the details below and let us know what you think in the comments.
AITA for clapping back after my friends continually made fun of me for driving an old car?
“I (f30) drive a 14 year old Honda. My parents helped me buy it when I was in high school, and I’ve kept it all these years.
It has proven very reliable over the years, and though it’s old, it serves its purpose and I don’t really see the point in spending all kinds of money on a new car.
I have two friends who always ask me why I drive an old beater when I have a good job and can easily afford a newer/nicer car. Like when I say always, I mean it comes up every time we hang out. I always shut them and try to change the topic, because I don’t feel that my financial decisions are anyone’s business. I just tell them I plan to drive the car until it dies, then I move on to another subject.
Both of these friends drive nice cars. One has an Audi SUV and the other has a BMW SUV that they both bought brand new. But they both live in c**ppy apartments, and personally I don’t understand why someone would buy a $70k+ car when that money could be used towards saving for a home. But like I said, I don’t think financial decisions are anyone else’s business, so I’ve never voiced that opinion. Until recently.
I just bought a house. My friends were ragging on me saying I’m going to have such a nice house, but I’m going to be parking the old c**ppy Honda in the driveway. They said it’s a shame and will be an eye sore.
At that point, I said: I choose not to buy a new car, because frankly, cars are expensive. They continued to push the topic and say that they don’t understand how they can afford to buy nice cars and I can’t.
I was getting annoyed at this point and I said: We’ll, I don’t understand how I can afford a house and you guys can’t. Maybe it’s because of all the money you’ve wasted on your useless status symbols. I CAN afford to buy fancy German cars like yours, but it’s a bad investment and waste of money.
My friends are saying I’m the a**hole for calling their cars “useless status symbols” because they’ve worked hard to buy them just like I worked hard to buy my house. My comment created a huge rift in the group, but I feel like they should have just stayed in their lane.”
Now it’s time to see what Reddit users had to say.
This reader said she’s NTA and that her friends sound shallow.
Another Reddit user said she’s NTA and made a good point about old, reliable cars.
And this individual also said she’s NTA and that she sounds pretty smart for driving an old car.
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