I never thought I’d see the day when the mainstream media picks up on a simple, but often overlooked idea. Get rid of the car to save money. Not possible for everyone, but if you can , you should do it.
Many years ago, I got rid of my car and was able to save up money faster for a down payment on my place. If I still had my car, I probably wouldn’t be living in my place right now. Worth the thought and number crunching.