This is one of the discussions I had with a friend. If you were able to save enough money, what will you buy first? A car or a house?
It depends on the individual and personal priorities. I would definitely buy a house first. I think it is most important.
I can always use public transportation like a bus or a train to go to other places. Also, gasoline prices in my country are quite high.
What about you? Will you buy a house or a car first and why?
Chac mool, travelling from Moscow to Paris in a car can be, of course, interesting. But for some reason car owners here would rather fly a plane and rent a car in France. Even more interesting if you are heading to Marrakesh:)) Russia-Belorussia-Poland-Germany-France-Spain-ferry-Morocco. Without crossing Mediterranean in a ferry your route would be truly wonderful. A thread with a good half of world conflicts and closed borders you hear on TV about stringed on:) Within Russia public transportation is fine and rather popular.
In my country the priority is to buy a house instead of rent a house. But I know that in many countries people rather rent a house and avoid to get a mortgage for great part of their lifes. I think it depends on the culture, but in my humble opinion I would buy a house before to buy a car.