While that?s true for daily commutes, people use their car for much more than that. Trips, visiting friends/family, going to concerts/shows. If you?re a 2 car household that may be fine (but even then people don?t love the idea). Agree that 200 miles is most people?s minimum.
And renting a car? That?s a PITA. I bought my Niro after my last car was totaled. At both pickup and drop off at two (different) local rental shops I had to wait around around half an hour to be duly helped. The places are overloaded at least around here. Not a fun thing to be doing hen you?re trying to head out for trip because your $30,000 vehicle can?t go much over 100 miles.