Monday, February 29, 2016

Rentals To Replace Car Sales?

Auto industry expert, Eric Peters, thinks so, anyway. He points to auto maker General Motors that's already switching to renting cars instead of trying to sell them.

"It’s also the death-keen of the car business … which deserves it.
For decades, the car companies have not only not fought the government’s endless cost-adding mandates – which have made cars increasingly unaffordable and unappealing, especially to Millennials (something like a fourth of them doesn’t even have a driver’s license) they have embraced them and even anticipated them."
I don't see that as too far fetched as people have been leasing cars for some time. If it costs less, and would put you behind the wheel, why not? I just wonder if most Americans are ready to drop the desire for car ownership and satifsy themselves with borrowing a car and just driving? I don't know tha it would bother me. I have enjoyed renting cars in the past.
One cavaet here is that I have yet to see some of Peter's other predictions come to pass. For instance, not long ago he said manual transmissions were on the way out. I've seen plenty of new cars with manual transmissions since he wrote that. I hope he's right, though, as I've beome an automatic transmission afficionado in recent years. 
Whether his prediction on car rentals is valid remains to be seen. I'm not sure I'm ready to buy into that one yet.


At 10:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That makes sense and I give them a big kudos for preparing the public for the 2050 agenda of no cars unless they're solar & no roads unless they're around a community city.

At 11:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think that the author is on to something, but ive got a different spin on it.

First of all, I think that American cars are inferior to most foreign cars due to poor engineering. I rent cars often and am rarely comfortable in the interior American car. I mean sure the seats are large and comfy, but everything is layed out with very litle thought about ergonomics. The transmissions are sometimes geared wrong. Gas mileage is poor. Yet 95% of rental cars are American made.

My theory is that american rental car companies are the main buyers of American cars and basically keep these inferior products afloat.

At 12:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No cars and no roads? We have 7 billion people on the planet, who all need the ability to get around to survive. Are we all going to grow wings and fly? Or ride horses? What the hell are you talking about?

At 12:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:08 The info is online, readily available, direct from the main planners themselves.
Google 2030 and 2050. Pay attention to the maps with communities surrounded by "federal" land, without roads connecting to other city communities. Notice the sensible push for self sustainable communities with their own seasonal fruits & veggies (no meat or dairy), and multi-story apts with their own little town businesses underneath. Notice the zero car plannings with lots of bicycle & walking accommodations. Notice the push for zero rural building or renovation permits. Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, San Francisco, etc have been instilling this in their zones already. The townhall meetings have been riotous for good reason.
Beware of SCAG and their alts.
Visit DigitalDemocracy and search 2030 and 2050. Follow every meeting concerning the oil & car manufacturers, rural planning and city planning, solar and wild lands.
Eventually, you will discover that the new cool ideas have a detrimental finish. If they were content with just planning their new developments in such clever ways, most of us would be content as long as mass transportation was also available. (besides the bullet train). But they don't stop there. They force rural people out of the rural & into the cities. (notice the land grabs by BLM, EPA, legislature, etc).
Yes, there is an agenda and you & I are paying for it through taxes.

At 1:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

P.S. Horses? No, there won't be any domestic livestock at all. Only wildlife. Natural habitat wildlife. Horses supposedly were imported. Cows fart, dogs poo, horses eat grass, all destructive to the environment. People? People exhale formaldehyde & other toxic chemicals. You've heard the paid shill rants in comments sections yelling "DEPOPULATE!!!" right? If not, you're way clueless and need to research quick.

At 2:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Paranoia is unbecoming. Get help

At 2:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read that the boogie man is yelling "depopulate!" too.

At 10:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ignorance is uglier than sin, but I try to be nice about the ignorants afflictions. I'm kind in that I just place info for possible enlightenment. Not everyone is intelligent enough to research. That's not my problem.

At 9:36 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are a fear monger. There isn't anything kind or enlightened about spreading confusion and fear.

At 9:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quite the contrary. There is nothing enlightening about refusing to acknowledge a problem that is completely preventable through knowledge & research.


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