Ok.... Ok.... My response is a little bit all over the place because I can see a lot of angles to this problem not being solved any other way. What
have they tried to get rid of these cars? Is there an answer to this question? Is the market seriously looking for the newer models? I think a poll
should be placed on facebook over this question. It would be the only way that would gain attention. But again.... you try to solve one problem and it
creates another.... or six.... Listen:
Every company liquidates their products off of shelves every month. They sell them to smaller companies, give them out to charity... Heck sometimes
they just throw them away.
But these are cars. And like everyone keeps saying "We only like buying the new cars at that 20k+ price, screw used cars."
Why not sell the older models to used car dealers?
Think about this for a minute:
Car companies need to generate revenue. I need a car and I am not looking for ABS, side air bags, fog lamps, or neon strobe lights blinding people. I
just need something that I can afford. By offering used car dealerships a trade in offer for old beat up cars for these brand new yet 6 year old +
vehicles.... and selling them at 15K or lower. It would help just a little. But then again Lewis makes the best statement in his article: There is
almost not enough asphalt to house these cars just sitting around like that.
So imagine if the car companies decided to start selling these cars for as low as 5,000.... (Seriously think about it for a minute. If you had to make
money then you drop the price until it is finally sold.) More and more people would be crushing their junk cars and buying these brand new oldies....
and you would create traffic problems across the USA. Highways become bigger with more people having access to a vehicle. Motor Vehicle Collisions
will occur much more frequently. (If you think everyone on the road is dumb now... wait until every person, license or not, has a car.)
And the real problem behind why these cars never sell is because PEOPLE DO NOT BUY CARS WITH CASH. They do so by loans.
In comes the insurance people. The whole reason why we have insurance is not just because it is law, but it is because we are purchasing these
vehicles with a promissory note to pay them off, all the while using the value of the car as collateral if you become delinquent.
You hit someone's brand new car and they break into tears. They become financially ruined. WHY NOT GIVE THEM A BRAND NEW CAR FROM THE LOT!? Well...
there is the problem with the car companies themselves. They didn't think about the future, so the future ran over them in the process. So instead of
coming up with a better solution.... it is all about greed. Yes. Greed. I am very certain that the car companies still put a price tag on those
vehicles at the exact same price they were when they first came out. And eventually they will suffer a mental breakdown. They should already be making
deals with insurance companies to just give them another brand new car no matter what happens and just crush their current car.
But then there is that emotional attachment. The car stereo I put in was my downfall of my own car and my debt. People want the same car because they
painted it a certain color. Or they tinted the windows. Shoot they might have just put that bumper sticker on the car. They want to fix their own car
because they don't want to get into debt again. It just isn't fair to us. I would be a lot more happy if I never had to worry about my car dying out
on me if I knew I could just get another of the exact same car for a lot less than I originally paid 42K + for. (And I know that car damage isn't the
only thing you have to pay for when it comes to collisions, but I am getting to that.)
Used cars have bad records on them. I don't even like looking at used cars. Because I know that there is something wrong with each and every single
one of them. No one wants to buy a money pit.... Or a lemon. But the problem also lies in the year of the car. You gotta get that brand new model
sickness out of your head.
I have been lucky enough to drive quite a few brand new vehicles in the past 5 years of my life. I have driven a 2011 Tesla for 6 months, A 2009 Prius
(hate those cars) for 8 months, An impala 2005 for 2 months, A Nissan Juke 2013 for 3 months, A 2011 Charger for a week, a Ford F-650 for 1 day. (Jack
links truck.) A 1995 jeep Cheroke, A CJ6 Jeep from uh... 1970? Don't know the year. I have driven so many different vehicles and the technology in the
old cars VS the new cars doesn't really add up.
I miss hitting the gas and the car JERKING me to get up to speed. The new cars have that slowly gain speed and then it is way too much so you slow
down. Problem with mixing the two on the road? people grow impatient and forget how to drive courteously.
But seriously after driving so many different vehicles.... I stopped wanting to put in a bomb ass stereo system or painting it. I don't even look at
bumper stickers anymore. I actually like Motorcycles better.
But when you start giving people replacement cars and just raising their monthly premiums another 10 or 20 bux.... you take away the mechanics. Well
sometimes mechanics will argue over this, but mechanics shouldn't have to fix wrecks. They should just be there to do maintenance.
So even if everyone agrees with getting the new car and junking the old one for a better price than 40K then you create more cars showing up at
There are so many wrong angles to this problem that we can't fix it over the simple fact that people want the BEST.
You have to admit it yourself in order for this problem to actually have an answer that works. You have to admit that you want the top of the line car
at least ONCE in your life. You want the brand new one to BOAST about it at work or to your friends. But once you do......
Do it once. See how you feel a month after you brag to your friends about it. I will never buy a car again. I want a motorcycle.
And if they could stop trying to produce a new invention to cars... and just completely stop.... then maybe people would notice it. But they have to
hook you into looking at their cars somehow. So that is another area we would have to address.
Spoilers.... tints.... shades....
You know? I have an answer to this problem that might work....
Why not start a car dealership that buys those brand new old cars, customizes them, and sells them for that old new price?
Everyone wants a spoiler, with nice rims, skinny tires, tinted windows, heated seats, LED displays. Why not just soup up those cars in the lot with a
body kit for like a grand and sell them?
People would freak if they saw a 2006 Charger with all kinds of customization and no mileage for 10K. If only the cost to produce that image would be
7K I think it would be worth it.
What else could we try as an answer?
Ok... lets say we start seling those cars lower than 5K.... Then people would start to buy only the older cars and the new cars wouldn't even get off
the lot. Balance... balance... balance.... Where is that atmosphere song at?
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