The requirement to "have" a car disappears pretty fast once alternatives are available. Especially if you can budget and see just how much that car really costs.
but in many 3rd world countries with unstable national currencies, it has done wonders.
Citation required. Given its very low volume, I am go out on a limb and say no. It has done literally almost nothing.
Work expands to fill the time available. -- Cyril Northcote Parkinson, "The Economist", 1955