Transportation, social media decrease new car ownership

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  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    Sept. 18, 2012 5:47 a.m.

    GM saying that cell phone usage by kids is the problem says a lot about GM's management thinking. And they are struggling why?

    I personally have two cars with over 100,000 miles I drive regularly. I know of a lot of people who now drive their cars longer. It used to be the adage that if a car was over 70,000 miles, you got rid of it. Now cards regularly push 200,000. My suburban I bought new has over 170,000 miles on it and all i have had to do is replace a rotor and barring.

    The car companies are victims of their own success. Cars last longer. More families do hand their cars down to their kids because they are still good vehicles.

    Like the old saying goes "the best car for me is the one that is paid for". Not many of the kids I know today would trade their car for a cell phone if forced to choose.