You may have heard that a car is among the worst investments you'll ever make. Although the value of car ownership is not strictly financial (think of the freedom it brings!), a car's value drops the second you drive it off the dealership lot, maintenance costs can pile up quickly, and some of us would find it cheaper to get around by bike or public transit.
That said, it's not easy to come by evidence supporting the widely held notion that a vehicle is a losing investment. I mean, who tracks every car-related expense throughout years of car ownership?