I actually did live on my own for about a month while I interviewed with firms. But now that I have offers and am done with interviewing, I thought it was a huge waste of money to continue living there and spending so much money on food. You see how someone who would make the above statement and someone who should be buying (well, renting) a $60k car cannot possibly be the same person, yes? Anyway, good decision on not getting the car. The difference between an enthusiast and a douche is the difference between someone who can afford the car and someone who cannot.