Sunday, September 1, 2013

Auto Sales vs. Miles Traveled


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Oh, yeah. Totally sustainable.

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6 comments:

Rob Dawg said...

Perfect storm. We are replacing 12yo cars meant to last 8 years with 12 year cars that will last 16 years. At the same time prices are up, rates are up and miles demand is down. When we get rid of the old stock we hit a triple wall.

Stagflationary Mark said...

Rob Dawg,

For Sale: 10k Miles Driven per Capita Hats, slightly used, $1 or best offer.

Gallows humor. Sigh.

mab said...

Maybe we can pay robots to make cars that crap out sooner.

Think of it as a clunkers for cash stimulus.

Luke Smith said...

Might Running on Empty by Jackson Browne have been the appropriate song?

Stagflationary Mark said...

mab,

Maybe we can pay robots to make cars that crap out sooner.

Yes! It's all in the artificial intelligence!

Problem

1. Create perfect eco-friendly cars.
2. Create true works of art.
3. Create cars that crap out sooner.

Solution

1. Use frozen water in place of fiberglass.
2. Sculpt the ice into sleek modern design.
3. Move manufacturing plant to Death Valley.

Stagflationary Mark said...

Luke Smith,

I've used that song in the past. I think it's appropriate for just about every post here! ;)