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    Both Peugeot and CitroŽn have retail outlets at which they offer a wide range of urban transport solutions including rentals. The CitroŽn one is Internet based at
    http://www.multicity.citroen.fr/

    Now you will be able to rent the C-Zťro from the site at 30 euros/day.
    The deal is that as they can't sell the C-Zťro fast enough at its current price of almost 30,000 euros, they need cash and are clearing down their stock by offering them on long term rental at 90 euros per month + insurance. The rental contract requires the customer to rent to the car to others via Intercity as and when avaialble. They will get 40% of the short term rental income and 60% goes to PSA.

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    Reminiscent of Andrť's marketing ploys to shift cars like when he put drivers in taxis for a share of the meter.
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    That is just so cheap, it must work on a low profit. It goes against all the selling ethos of the car industry for generations, the push of the status and pride of owning a new car. But so practical. It could never happen in Australia.
    Odd thing is, it's like the visions of some of the transport planners in the socialist countries of sixty years ago.

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    I was in Paris yesterday and tempted to rent an autolib ev but the traffic was gridlocked. It would have cost 10 euros for the day plus 7 per half hour of driving. Contrary to the recent Ausralian report this is zero pollution as the electricity production uses no fossil fuels.
    However I took a taxi and paid 75 euros from Montparnasse to the Conservatoire at Aulnay. On the return trip,equally slow and expensive I had an hour to chat with the driver. He co-owned the taxi company and said that the drivers' favourite car is now the Prius.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Russell Hall View Post
    That is just so cheap, it must work on a low profit. It goes against all the selling ethos of the car industry for generations, the push of the status and pride of owning a new car. But so practical. It could never happen in Australia.
    Odd thing is, it's like the visions of some of the transport planners in the socialist countries of sixty years ago.
    Status now is your own smart phone in pink at 6 years old and your ipad in an ermine carry case at 12. Cars are a boring nuisance best left to Daddy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Russell Hall View Post
    That is just so cheap, it must work on a low profit. It goes against all the selling ethos of the car industry for generations, the push of the status and pride of owning a new car. But so practical. It could never happen in Australia.
    Odd thing is, it's like the visions of some of the transport planners in the socialist countries of sixty years ago.
    It is the visions of Transport Planners (in Australia too) now! If only it could work here.

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