Event Title

Buying a Car in Today’s Society

Location

CSU Ballroom

Start Date

21-4-2014 10:00 AM

End Date

21-4-2014 11:30 AM

Student's Major

Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Student's College

Science, Engineering and Technology

Mentor's Name

Winston Sealy

Mentor's Email Address

winston.sealy@mnsu.edu

Mentor's Department

Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Mentor's College

Science, Engineering and Technology

Description

Buying new cars can be costly and used cars have a negative impact on the environment. Therefore, we need a way of addressing the two problems with a common solution. As college students, we pay more attention to our financial standings, especially as we are getting ready to enter the work force. Vehicles have become more of a necessity in our society and the depreciation in the value of new cars seems impractical. To overcome this, we can recycle older cars and use them to make new cars that are more efficient and last longer on the road. This would also lessen the extreme depreciation in the value of new cars when driven off the lot. Although new cars are becoming more environmentally friendly, they are decreasing in value. In addition, used cars are being discarded when the bulk of the vehicle can be reused. Recycling used cars to make new cars will keep the waste out of landfills and also lessen the overall manufacturing costs of raw materials. This in turn, will benefit not only consumers, but the environment.

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Apr 21st, 10:00 AM Apr 21st, 11:30 AM

Buying a Car in Today’s Society

CSU Ballroom

Buying new cars can be costly and used cars have a negative impact on the environment. Therefore, we need a way of addressing the two problems with a common solution. As college students, we pay more attention to our financial standings, especially as we are getting ready to enter the work force. Vehicles have become more of a necessity in our society and the depreciation in the value of new cars seems impractical. To overcome this, we can recycle older cars and use them to make new cars that are more efficient and last longer on the road. This would also lessen the extreme depreciation in the value of new cars when driven off the lot. Although new cars are becoming more environmentally friendly, they are decreasing in value. In addition, used cars are being discarded when the bulk of the vehicle can be reused. Recycling used cars to make new cars will keep the waste out of landfills and also lessen the overall manufacturing costs of raw materials. This in turn, will benefit not only consumers, but the environment.

Recommended Citation

Cederholm, Amber and Hannah Englin. "Buying a Car in Today’s Society." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 21, 2014.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2014/poster_session_A/53