Originally Posted by floridatennisdude
Definition of wealth: You received this car for your 16th birthday...
LOL. I received a car for my 16th birthday. A used 4-speed manual Honda Civic hatchback, purchased for $800 from a friend of my fahter's. One panel on the exterior was clearly painted with spray paint in a different color than the rest of the car. Floor on the passenger's side was starting to rust out as was most of the exhuast system. It lasted about eight months before all sorts of not-worth-fixing-it problems set in. But, what an eight months! I had my own car and all the freedom that entailed. An absolute disaster of a car, and absolutely one of my favorites.
But, I get your point. If you're getting a new, luxury car (like a Maybach) for your 16th, maybe your family can afford to let someone else take the scholarship.