FourFour Two: Are you a car rental seeker?
FourFour2 has obtained exclusive data showing that more than one in 10 Australians are now renting their cars on a regular basis.
The survey of 1,000 Australians across five major metropolitan areas found that 1.6 per cent of those surveyed had used a car to rent a car in the past year.
The research also found that more people in regional Australia were renting than the rest of the country.
The results show that almost one in five Australians, or 21 per cent, are now in a car-rental relationship, according to the research.
Of those surveyed, 26 per cent said they had rented their car to someone else.
More than half, or 54 per cent were renting their car out of necessity, while 12 per cent chose to rent it out of convenience.
The data also showed that people aged over 65 were the most likely to have a car, with a third of those aged over 60 saying they rented their vehicle for a monthly fee or less.
Of the four major metropolitan area areas surveyed, Geico rental rates in Sydney were the highest, with more than 50 per cent using a rental vehicle.
The majority of those renting their own car also rented from a car hire company.
“This shows that Australians are getting into the car rental business, and are using the vehicle as a way of staying connected to their community and local businesses,” said Mr LeBlanc.
Topics:housing-industry,car,community-and-society,government-and/or-politics,economy,federal—state-issues,parkville-4550First posted September 21, 2019 18:27:52Contact Chris WithersMore stories from New South Wales