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    Millennials do't really care about cars.

    I have read many fascinating articles on how Millennials care about technology and social networking and the expense of owning a car is not needed as they are all connected through technology and bus or bicycle are the transportation modes of choice.The car manufactures see a disturbing trend, and don't know what to do.The problem is cars are getting more expensive, and young people don't have large incomes and don't want to be saddled with massive debt.I trying to fund flight school and helicopters are very expensive, as I ponder not buying a car how much money I can save. I think the Millennials are smarter than we thought. I find cars are convenient, but the insane cost, and with technology and social networking being the game changer.I see Millennials spending as much on their cell phone bill as a car payment, that is one issue in sure.

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    In my city, I see that a lot of young people are moving to a neighborhood that has good carfree amenities and a lot of entertainment and inexpensive restaurants. Many of them don't have cars, or share a car with housemates. Many of these people attended a large university nearby, and decided to stay in the area after graduating. It's certainly one of the most hopeful signs in our region, and the city government is doing a lot to encourage this pattern.


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    I choose my house by a simple rule. Can I cycle anywhere I need to go (including work) within 30 minutes? If not then I'll find a place that fits. A car is the tool of last resort for me and I was born in the 1970s when people drove around in big cars. I remember my father had a v6 Ford Falcon and a v8 in his jetboat. Not so common these days!

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    Quote Originally Posted by krobinson103 View Post
    I choose my house by a simple rule. Can I cycle anywhere I need to go (including work) within 30 minutes? If not then I'll find a place that fits. A car is the tool of last resort for me and I was born in the 1970s when people drove around in big cars. I remember my father had a v6 Ford Falcon and a v8 in his jetboat. Not so common these days!
    Most thinking people would chose a house close to amenities... even if they used the car extensively. Unfortunately many are forced to settle for less than ideal suburbs that meet their price range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krobinson103 View Post
    I choose my house by a simple rule. Can I cycle anywhere I need to go (including work) within 30 minutes? If not then I'll find a place that fits. A car is the tool of last resort for me and I was born in the 1970s when people drove around in big cars. I remember my father had a v6 Ford Falcon and a v8 in his jetboat. Not so common these days!
    So was I - when I was a Melbourne student in the early 00s, the big Ford Falcons and Holden Commodores were already starting to die out, to be replaced by Toyotas and Hondas.

    Now they are pretty rare compared to the SUVs which have taken their place.

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    Baby Boomer here! My, how times have changed. Getting a car was everything when I was a teen! Of course there were no PCs or cellphones at all then. My first car was $175. but my hourly was $1.75! I could do all of the maintenance and tune-ups. My insurance through my parents policy was about $50.00 for six months.

    I totally can understand how younger people today can't bother with cars. The prices are crazy and repairs are deadly to the budget. With Hour Car and other services for when you do need a vehicle - why bother? I would definitely go carless if I were young today.

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    Many millennials do care about cars, it's just that most don't hold them to the same status level as earlier generations did. The millennials that I work with, a car is just a means of transport and not much else. Take away their car, and life might be a little more difficult for them, but take away their smart phone.........

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    they look better in the car ads than us old fartz..

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