Not millennials. With car shuttle services like Uber, this demo is less motivated than ever to buy their “dream car.”
“Millennials don’t give a sh*t about cars,” said venture capitalist Bill Gurley at a conference at SXSW adding that this generation “view[s] cars a a utility, not as a social statement.”
According to Gurley, whose Benchmark Capital is an investor in Uber, the company is growing 300% year over year. How could it not? The $40B company gives millennials just about every reason NOT to spend money on their own car.
Make It a Double Because, Why Not?
With a cheap ride available within minutes, you don’t have to worry about choosing between another Old Fashioned or driving responsibly.
When You’re Too Hungover to Make Breakfast
The morning after can be painful. UberFresh delivers everything from donuts to weekend brunch and dinner to your doorstep when the struggle is real.
Spend Your Money on Something Cooler than Insurance
No car, no monthly payment. Think about all the trips you can take with the money you’re saving.
Ride Like a Rapper
Why ride in a Honda Civic when you can roll around NYC in a Royce like Jay Z’s?
They Deliver Puppies and Kitties!
Instant happiness. Can you do that with your car?
Rush hour traffic sucks. Uber gives you the option to swap traffic for a more scenic route.
Parking Can Be a B*tch
Kick back, relax and let someone else deal with parking karma. Do you care about buying a car or not? Sound off in the comments section below.