Car-Sharing Customers Rent Cars to Sleep, Eat and Store Stuff In, Not Drive - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum

Off Topic Anything but SLK talk. Please Note that religious and political discussions are not allowed....

  • 1 Post By Berliner Heckflosse
LinkBack Thread Tools
#1 Old 07-11-2019
Premium Member
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Phoenix
Vehicle: 1999 slk 230
Other Toys: 1966 Mercedes Heckflosse
Posts: 14,238
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 512 Post(s)
Thanks: 1,114
Thanked 1,413 Times in 951 Posts
(Thread Starter)
Car-Sharing Customers Rent Cars to Sleep, Eat and Store Stuff In, Not Drive

I don,t know why MB killed the SLC/SLK just think MB is missing out on all the Sun Bathers rent an SLK drop the roof and Voila get a tan.

Car-sharing companies charge their customers either by the minute or by mile driven. This system is a bargain for customers and a hell of a business for operators. Yet the new trend we mentioned earlier could affect any of the two business models.

In Japan, a number of car-sharing companies noticed a worrying fact last year: a growing number of customers rent the cars, but don’t actually drive anywhere.

To get to the bottom of it, some of them decided to ask their customers what’s going on. The answers were unexpected, to say the least.

According to Japanese publication Asahi, citing the reviews conducted by car-sharing companies like Times24, some people rent cars to take a nap, others to store their personal belongings, to recharge cell phones and even to have a decent, quiet place to eat.

And there are probably a few more activities that take place in rental cars that were not made public.

According to the source, the average price to pay for 30 minutes of use is around 400 yen (around $4).

Obviously, companies are not happy with this twist, and are urging their customers to use the cars for the purpose they were built for.

“Motorists should shut off their engines when they're not driving, and we do not recommend our customers rent vehicles for purposes other than traveling,” said according to the source a representative of Orix Auto Corp, another of Japan’s car sharing providers. “We believe it's best for our cars to be used for driving.”
Recommended videosPowered by AnyClip
Avel Du likes this.

This post brought you by FLOSSY ...the KING of unimportant OFF TOPIC Posts.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Berliner Heckflosse is offline  
Sponsored Links

  Lower Navigation
Go Back   Mercedes Benz SLK Forum > General Discussion about Mercedes Benz SLKs > Off Topic


Quick Reply
Upload your files to MEGAUPLOAD
Upload your images to ImageShack

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes Benz SLK Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome

Clubs, Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.