It’s true. I’m a lifelong car enthusiast. I’ve owned 50 cars, I’ve restored cars, I’ve ruined cars, I’ve raced cars, I’ve done fun things in cars, I’ve done dumb things in cars. It’s why I started this channel! But I have something to admit—I’m starting to hate cars.
Today let’s talk about how owning multiple vehicles is an insanely bad idea. Let’s talk about trying to make car videos on YouTube that don’t suck. Let’s talk about why car dependency is terrible and why car enthusiasts should care about reducing traffic fatalities. Let’s talk about whether or not I should just give up and quit YouTube. You know, lots of fun lighthearted stuff. Come join me!
Nice one Ethan. You might be able to make use of my rabbit hole on reducing car dependency:
Amen. I went from racing rallycross and autocross to going car-lite (1 car, a WRX, for my wife and I and 3 kids) and year-round bike-commuting in the snowbelt. I love driving (when nobody else is driving) but hate the feeling of being dependent on a complex machine with many failure points (some of which are other drivers!).
Thanks for speaking your truth. I think the most surprising cost of car culture is a battle between the space cities sacrifice to parking (no return on that investment) and the healthcare bomb from a largely sedentary population.
A well researched book, Bikeconomics, goes into those details if you want to understand more. Thanks for your time!
Lad I have no idea who you are, I found you on utube randomly. Can I say, as a mammoth (British, btw!) eco-kid who is terrified for our collective futures: thank you freakin loads here, seriously. Everything you said is totally right, and outstandingly put for a US audience you covered all the bases. You come across as just telling what you think is right, having a moral sense without being ‘preachy’, which I know mite put car kids off. You’re just calling a spade a spade, as we say over here : ) Rly hope this vid gets lots of traction, & look forward to seeing your future ‘general critique’ videos – genuinely I’m sure they’ll be more interesting & unique, plus of course an appropriate fit for this new world we’re living in!
Lots of love from Claire in London, all best kiddo
PS to all: Don’t Look Up