The main downside, i have found, to the cars update, besides ppl going off on me for having pedestrian blocks in some of my (sea-based-why would you drive underwater anyways???) realms, is the begging, emotional blackmail, and outright threats from folks about me NEEDING to buy them cars i cannot even afford for myself. >.< These range from moping, whinging and stomping around and complaining that life sucks completely and is worthless because they cannot have a pinkster or sportster or luxoride, to threatening to leave HPS clan (go ahead, if all you care about is free stuff...), to outright nasty threats to destroy me on CC (or even in RL, lol) if i do not provide them with the vehicle they so much deserve.
Let me make this clear: I AM NOT BUYING ANYONE A CAR. If i can afford a cheap car or two, or win one, it will be put in a raffle or fairest giveaway i can manage. if i can't buy EVERYONE a car, it's not fair to give ANYONE a car. The one exception is that i did win a sportster in a giveaway n i gave it to my minion queen GalacticPikachu, because of her dedication and hard work for the benefit of the HPS Crew, for which i could never afford to repay her. And she could never afford the car. it fell into my lap, so i used my best judgement, and gifted it to a deserving person.
To everyone angry at me for doing this and NOT buying THEM a car.... Whinging and stomping and threatening me does NOT make you a more deserving person. it just amuses me at the lack of maturity and sense of priorities that you have. when the amusement wears off, i just get annoyed and ban you. in rl, i live at approx 45% of the poverty level for my area. i can't afford to pay my own internet without friends helping me. so, i don't expect entitled kids to understand what that level of poverty entails, but basically, my money goes to more important things than imaginary cars for ppl i hardly know. i earn most of my cubits and prefer to spend them for the benefit of ALL of my clan.