The newest story is that the auto industry just can't understand why Millennials could possibly not want to drive?
One can not help from shedding a tear or two for the poor and obviously puzzled auto industry. After all the industry is smart. Just look at the number of "Smart" cars they let loose on our already crowded roads. Cars are automated to the degree that even if a driver is 'road challenged' and just have not got what it takes to drive a car, is able to roam in the passing lane on the highway or does not even bother to check the blind spot when changing lanes, yet he/she is able to survive-somehow. Well, most of the time.
Auto manufacturers please relax and stop scratching your heads as here is the simple explanation without the input of expensive consultants from top firms.
Today, in the real world, many young people just do not make enough money to pay for a decent place to live and to pay for a car. There it is, short and sweet.
Then comes the upkeep of the vehicle and insurance while working at temporary and contract jobs which more often will not outlast the car's warranty period.
Of course there must be money for gadgets that are absolutely necessary to keep in touch with others. Like going to a party and sit in a corner texting, etc., on the cell phone, like most of the other people at the party.
The unpalatable truth is, young people today are pretty broke compared to the stupid baby boomers in the 1960s with their super fun hip new Mustangs.
But don't feel bad. Console yourself with the sum of these observations ; Driving today is an awful experience filled with the stress of bad drivers, traffic, fines, upkeep costs, danger and liability. The roads and freeways are increasingly filled with aggressive, impatient, and inattentive imbeciles in cars that blind with misaligned headlights or obstruct your vision with body lifts and you must go out of your way to avoid dealing with them.
See? Having that Iphone in place of that car is not all that bad. Even if you are served by Bell or Rogers. -