The national media is already talking about it: will car prices increase in 2018? There are a couple reasons why they think car prices will rise. For example, U.S. President Donald Trump has announced steel and aluminium tariffs. More and more automakers in the U.S. are warning him because those tariffs will boost the car prices by hiking commodities costs for manufacturers. Thereby, in some countries there are new rules to decrease the CO2 emission. In the Netherlands there will be a special rule about the BPM. BPM is payable on cars, light goods vehicles and motorhomes to decrease the CO2 emission. If you’re buying a car which has no electric of semi-electric zero-emission car, you will be paying a lot more money. Underneath, we suggest a couple possible solutions instead of buying a car.
Renting a car
Especially if you do not have to use a car often, it is advised to just rent a car if you need one occasionally. If you’re going to be travelling in the Netherlands you, rent a car at car rental Amsterdam airport or at car rental Eindhoven airport. Especially if you’re just going to visit the Netherlands for a few days or just want to explore multiple cities it works great by doing it like this!
Barrow a car
If you’re in for a better and greener world, we get that you do not want to own a car yourself. But if you occasionally need to go somewhere, it is also possible to just barrow a car. And by barrowing, we mean barrowing a car from family or friends 😉. In this way, you save money and are helping the world become a little bit greener.
Next to renting and barrowing a car, it is also possible to lease or short lease a car. In this way you still don’t have to buy a car. You’re not entirely doing the right thing by driving a car. But if you’re carpooling, you can share the car with 5 people or so and divide the costs of the lease and diesel.