People, a few centuries ago relied on animals for their transport. The use of horse driven carriages, as in some of the cartoon fairytales, was the main means of travel and that too, was mainly by the elite of the elite. The growing into the use of metal instead of flesh and blood was a big leap for us humans. The comfort derived from said metal is one of its most endearing qualities.
For starters, the use of cars in this age has enabled flexibility for the many users. Long ago, as we have earlier established, the use of animals was rampant. Another common means of transport used then was the use of rail. It was mainly used to transport mined minerals as well as people who were travelling to far off places. As the times changed and also the use of boats and air planes were incorporated, social classes only grew since all these modes of transport came with social stratification. Economy, business and first class couches were introduced. Cars are able to lower the effects of social stratification. The booking of a ticket prior to making travel plans is not needed when travelling with cars too.
A sense of personal freedom has been developed in this age. Going to work, shopping and even going to hang out with friends has never been easier. Looking at this advantage will help us expound our thinking in other aspects as well. An ambulance, for example, is but a call away in case of a medical emergency. In rural areas, however, ambulances might not be on call and this raises the value of a residence with a vehicle since they will be able to take the ailing to the nearest health center for help.
Pleasure trips and unplanned vacations can be taken when one has a car. Seeing families that just pack and leave for vacation weekends is becoming a common thing. They usually just get up and throw their luggage in their trunks, get in and they are off. Such ease of travelling to even remote areas is not accommodated by many means of travelling. A boat limits you to water and rail limits you to the areas that have a rail line extending to them. The owning of a car therefore, becomes very valuable and profitable in the end.
Our lives would be very stressful if at all we were in a world without cars. The conclusion that cars are indeed important to us can therefore be drawn comfortably.