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Old 03-11-2013, 07:52 PM   #21
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I'm thinking one reason for the car disdain is education and public messaging. When many of us 50+ somethings were growing up, the car was IT. Freedom, chick magnet, cruising platform, etc. Heck, even for the generation behind us it was a huge sub-woofer, announcing your presence around town.

However, the millennials grew up with a constant message that cars/oil/gas were bad, bad, bad. It is the carbon, ya know. And they don't announce their presence with a sub-woofer, they announce it with big Doctor Dre Beats hanging on their head. The irony of this is not lost on us from the Koss generation.

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Old 03-12-2013, 05:33 AM   #22
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I need my car to drive to the golf course! Not giving it up.

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Old 03-12-2013, 06:10 AM   #23
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I'd keep the car, and drive to places where I can access the internet and watch TV. I tend to view the cell phone more as an emergency/safety device so anything beyond making phone calls and sending/receiving texts is, for me, an extra frill that just seems to take away more of ones time.

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