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The auto industry has experienced as much disruption as other business fields thanks to the expectations of the current young generation. While people may be purchasing and leasing fewer vehicles, at some point in most consumers’ lives, ridesharing will no longer be a viable option. At that point, you will have to decide if you want to rent a car or lease one. Here are the pros and cons of each to consider. 

Renting

Renting is a service most often used at airports by travelers looking for independent transportation, but it’s handy for other uses like being able to get around when your car is at the mechanic for a day or two. You are not constrained by the number of miles you are going to drive or where you are going, and if you need something larger, you can pick it out of the lot. The downside to renting is that it’s an expensive [...]

In many areas of the country, a vehicle is a necessity. While some cities have public transportation, if you live in a smaller city, it’s just not feasible to walk or bike places, and taxis just aren’t always available or affordable. When you experience certain life events, it’s time to get a new car. Here are three of the most common reasons that buying a new vehicle is necessary.

New Driver in the Family

If your child is about to turn 16, it might be time to get a new car. When your teenager has their own vehicle, they won’t need to beg you for the keys to your car, and they can even help you do errands. If you want your son or daughter to have their own car, you can give them your old one so that you can drive the new vehicle. Otherwise, you can buy them a new vehicle with features [...]

img-2Global sales of BMW Group’s core brand rose faster in June than at Audi and Mercedes-Benz as demand from China and the United States helped the premium carmaker to extend a lead over the two rivals in the first six months of the year.

Sales at the brand were up 9 percent last month to 153,075, the group said today, compared with growth of 5 percent to 140,300 and 8 percent to 131,609 at Audi and Mercedes respectively.

Six-month sales at BMW brand rose 8 percent to 804,000 cars, expanding the lead over runner-up Audi to 24,000 from 11,000 after five months. Half-year sales at Audi and Mercedes rose 6 percent each to 780,500 and 694,000 respectively.

“BMW has stronger momentum than Audi and Mercedes, that won’t change in the second half,” said Hanover-based NordLB analyst Frank Schwope. “Design of their cars has improved and they’re ahead [...]

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