It seems that many people still choose to go on homebound trips using private cars because those are more flexible, more comfortable, and faster. This phenomenon has caused car sales, for both new and used cars, to increase significantly nearing Eid al-Fitr.
The result of the survey carried out by the Transportation Ministry's Research and Development Agency about homebound travel pattern in 2018 recorded that around 46.7% of homebound travelers preferred to go back to their hometowns using private cars.
This certainly affects the increase of car demands for homebound needs. Generally, the increase can reach 5%-15% compared to previous months.
Looking at last year's trend, the increase can be predicted. Citing gaikindo.co.id, passenger car sales in Q1 2017 were 190,310 cars. With a projection of 5%-15% growth, sales in Q2 2018 is predicted to increase to 218,867cars.
Meanwhile, demands for used cars also experienced significant growth. For example, mobil88's sales data recorded that demands were 15%-20% higher than in other months.
"The most popular car types include MPV, SUV, and city car. Cars with large space and seven seats are still very popular in Indonesia's used car market," mobil88 President Director Halomoan Fischer said in an iftar dinner event with media in South Jakarta, Friday (May 18).
Cars with large capacity are deemed to be more comfortable and suitable for homebound needs. Moreover, people need these cars to go around with their families once they arrived in their hometowns.
Meanwhile, people choose used cars due to various benefits that they offer. When buying used cars, people can allocate the same budget to buy cars with better specifications.
Furthermore, the process of buying used cars is faster so people can use the cars directly for homebound trips. This is different from buying new cars, whose administration process takes quite some time.
These reasons are behind the increase of car sales during Eid al-Fitr. Therefore, mobil88 as a subsidiary of PT Serasi Autoraya (SERA) always tries its best to provide best used cars to fulfill the transportation needs of the people.
People do not have to worry about the quality of used cars sold in mobil88 because all cars are ensured to be in prime condition so that they are ready to be used for homebound trips.
This, those who hope to go back to their hometowns using private cars can enjoy a secure, comfortable, and safe journey to their hometowns.