I voted nice car because most of the younger twenty somethings probably still live at home with mommy and daddy. So they can just spend all their money on a nice car. It always sucks having a really nice car in a crappy apartment or condo because you are worried about your neighbors hitting it and putting in door dings. Plus the car is outside all the time and can get broken into.
Buying a home isn't always good. I bought a condo in 06 when the market was high and I'm now about $100k underwater. But because I'm good with money and saving I was able to buy a house in 2012 and rent my condo to pay that mortgage payment for me. I can't wait for the economy to bounce back. So I have a nice house, nice condo, and two paid off nice cars all with my own money. No help from parents.