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From banger to classic - a model for sustainable car consumption?

Nieuwenhuis, Paul Andre Henri Francois 2008. From banger to classic - a model for sustainable car consumption? International Journal of Consumer Studies 32 (6) , pp. 648-655. 10.1111/j.1470-6431.2008.00721.x

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Cars are the most complex of consumer durables, yet they are not as durable as one may expect. Each year, millions of cars are scrapped, many still roadworthy or easily repairable. As with other consumer durables, consumers increasingly lose their emotional attachment with their old car in favour of a younger model. Is it possible to remedy this failure of consumer–product relationships in the interest of greater product durability and hence greater environmental sustainability? This paper explores this question in the context of the classic car market and suggests there may be some lessons there that could lead to a more sustainable new car consumption culture.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cars ; Sustainable consumption ; Product durability ; environment
Publisher: Wiley Blackwell
ISSN: 1470-6423
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2020 03:32

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