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Forbes moves into The Onion's turf

I hedged my bets on the Romney airplane window which turned out to be a good move, so i'm going to also allow that this article might be, nay must be, satire.

Nearly every day there's yet another headline proclaiming how Millennials and teens aren't interested in driving and owning cars...

...The reason Millennials are turning away from cars is simply because no one is giving them vehicles they want....

Today's teens and Millennials are often called the entitled generation for a reason. They expect to drive their very own fully-loaded luxury vehicle with retractable roof and multi-speaker audio system. If they can't have their specific dream car, then they don't want anything and won't waste time getting a driver's license. Past generations of young drivers, by comparison, were satisfied with any piece of metal that moved.

My brother and I, like many other Millennials, weren't willing to downgrade, compromise, or to be forced to drive a parent's vehicle. I received my license at age seventeen only after I had my red convertible sitting in the driveway. My brother refused to even look at the driver's manual until he received his BMW at age eighteen. It is this sense of entitlement that is reshaping how automakers market and develop vehicles to appeal to Millennials.

"My parents let me borrow the station wagon on weekends" never sounded so much like "I had to walk to school barefoot in the snow" before.

By fnord12 | September 26, 2012, 7:45 AM | Ummm... Other?


i can't tell if the author is admitting his and his brother's shame for our ridicule or if it's more of a "here's a fault that's not really a fault" kind of an admission.

i blame the parents. i don't see how not getting a license is a threat to a parent. their insurance would be lower and they'd have less concern about where you're going late at night cause you clearly aren't going anywhere you can't work your ass.

good luck getting a job without a car to get to said job.

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