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Old September 10th, 2011, 12:28 AM   #21
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Honda: Newer models are owned by suburban middle class families. Older models are owned by the dangerous, reckless, alcoholic and drug addicted children in said families. These children will generally be seen late at night attempting to break the sound barrier and crashing into little old ladies.

Buick: Little old ladies. Rumor has it that Buicks can actually travel at freeway speeds, but there have been no confirmed reports of any Buick actually doing so.

Pontiac: College girls. These cars are generally adorned with stuffed animals, bead necklaces, and photos covering up important gauges.

Toyota: School teachers and little old ladies. Some suburban middle class families may own a Toyota suv.

VW: Jettas are owned by college girls, Golfs are owned by college boys from suburban middle class families who traded in/obliterated their old Honda. Any other VW you see on the street is a figment of your imagination.

BMW/Audi: A******s. They will use any opportunity possible to cut you off.

Cadillac: Poor A******s. A decreasing number are driven by little old ladies.

Chevrolet (Impala): This is either (A) a rental car or (B) a police officer. Stay far away from either.

Ford (Crown Victoria): This is either (A) a police officer or (B) a taxi. You can tell the difference by hailing it. If 20,000 blinding lights start flashing, it's a police officer. If the driver asks you where you are going, it's a cab.

Ford/Chevy/GMC (Full size windowless vans, ie Econoline, Express, Savannah): These are driven by pedophiles, murderers, and FBI agents.

This list is, of course, facetious.
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Old September 11th, 2011, 12:24 AM   #22
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Incidentally, I had a 1996 Buick Century, and I am a young (white) guy. So I break the stereotype. I only got it because it used to belong to my grandmother(go figure...) and was in very good condition.
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Old September 18th, 2011, 05:47 PM   #23
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Interesting I wonder what all this says about me, in the past 5 years my wife and I have owned the following:

2006 VW Golf
2007 MINI Clubman Cooper D
2007 Mercedes C220 Touring
2008 BMW 320D Msport Touring
2009 Volvo V70 D5 R Design (wifes current car)
2011 MINI Countryman Cooper D (my car)
2011 VW Touran 2.0 TDi (wifes new car being delivered next week)
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Old September 19th, 2011, 09:33 AM   #24
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Here's how I see certain makes:

Holden:
Cruise: Company car for most people.
Commodore: Depends on condition, age and how many Holden-branded aftermarket parts fitted. Brand new? Most likely middle class family or retired couple. Beaten up? Bogans.

Ford:
Focus: Rental car driven by someone who has no clue where they are going.
Falcon: See Holden Commodore. Beaten up Fairmonts full of Maoris should be avoided.
Ranger: Tradie's ute.

Toyota:
Corolla: Middle class family/company car.
Camry: See above.
Hilux: Farmer. 9 times out of 10, the bloke driving a Hilux is a farmer or someone with a large plot in the country.

Most Suzuki Swifts are driven by old people. Same goes for any Hyundai, Kia or Honda or 20 year old Proton. Most people in anything over $50k are real estate agents or even retired people.
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Old January 2nd, 2012, 03:57 AM   #25
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Here in PHL:

Toyota Vios
Honda City
Nissan Sentra
Ford Fiesta
Kia Rio / Picanto
Suzuki Alto / Celerio
Hyundai i10 / Getz / Accent
Chery QQ
Chevy Spark

the most affordable autos in the country, mostly driven by students or being used as company cars with Vios, Sentra and Accent being used as taxis.

Honda Civic / Jazz
Mitsubishi Lancer
Ford Focus
Mazda 3
Chevy Cruze
Hyundai Elantra
Toyota Corolla

used by small families or upper-middle class students...some raffle won cars...basic cars in driving schools..some professionals..Corolla being used as taxi or rental car

Toyota Avanza / Innova
Mitsubishi Adventure
Isuzu Crosswind

used as mega taxi.... and basically used by bigger families...rental cars

Honda CR-V
Chevy Captiva
Toyota Fortuner
Toyota Camry
Ford Escape / Everest
BMW 3-series
Volvo S-series
Hyundai Tucson / Santa Fe
Mazda CX-7 / CX-9 / 6
Nissan X-trail
Kia Sportage / Sorrento
Isuzu Alterra
MINI Cooper

some wealthy families who are saving for something... rich kids/students... people who owns a hardware/business...professionals...

Ford Trekker
Toyota Hilux
Mitsubishi Strada
Isuzu D-Max

used by people who owns a business...

Toyota HiAce
Hyundai Starex
Kia Carnival
Nissan Urvan

really big families...rental cars.. also used as a mega taxi except for Carnival.

Ford Expedition
Volvo XC-series
Mercedes Benz
BMW 5/7-series and X-series
Toyota Land Cruiser
Nissan Patrol
Mitsubishi Pajero
Hyundai Sonata / Genesis
Chevy Trailblazer / Suburban
AUDI
Cadillac
Jaguar

really wealthy people (class A families)... celebrities...executives...
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Old February 7th, 2012, 02:59 PM   #26
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VW Golf Young men and women's car...
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Old December 24th, 2013, 11:19 AM   #27
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Typical owners of different car brands

Here's my take in Southern California

Some of the cars you mention are no longer (or have never been) offered in The States.

Volvo: Older were driven by old upper middle class families or their kids they handed them down to. Newer ones are barely seen any more, maybe a few soccer moms.

Saab: Old ones were driven by YUPPIES & college students from affluent families, usually with ski racks on top. The 900 was the counterpart to the BMW 3. More BMW 3s on the West Coast. More 900s on the East.

Volkswagen: More male, young and more hip than a Toyota driver. Passat: Family. Probably an active man with kids. Probably more urban than a Toyota or Honda driver. Golf/GTI: Young hipsters. Those who want an economy car, but need more style and flavor than a Toyota, unless it's a Prius.

Mercedes: Older person, affluent. The E-Class is the Honda Accord of Southern California. G Wagen usually a young celebrity. SL roadster usually cheezy, like a rich Corvette driver. E Coupe very female. Most Merc drivers aren't very discerning. They will like whatever Merc produces.

BMW: Younger than Merc. More outwardly pretentious. Affluent. Show offs. More nouveau riche than Merc or Audi. More likely to have a weave and boob job than an Audi or Merc driver. The 3 Series is more likely to be bought used by a 20-something in LA than any other high-end car. Prefer a high-rise condo over a townhome

Audi: Not as pretentious as BMW, about same age. Affluent. More likely a triathlete or vegan than either BMW or Merc driver. Prefer a townhome over a high-rise condo.

Lexus: Women. Affluent suburban families.

Infiniti: Sporty folks who wish they had a BMW. More male than female. Well-off.

Ford, Chevrolet, Toyta, Honda: Typical family, from poor to affluent. Toyota's Prius appeals to affluent buyers as well as lower income folks who want some sort of cache as being green.

Subaru: Outdoors types. Hippies

Cadillac: Used to be affluent Americans. Then became the car of senior citizens, pimps, drug dealers & ghetto folks. Now, it's become somewhat of a YUPPY type car thanks to the CTS and Escalade. A bigger draw in the Midwest of the US than NYC or LA.

Kia & Hyundai: Younger, sporty versions of Toyota & Honda drivers

Lincoln, Buick & Jaguar: Barely alive

Pick Up Trucks: Ford F150 is the Corolla of trucks. Toyotas have more women drivers. GMC trucks (probably) have the most affluent demographic.

Rolls Royce & Bently: Nouveau riche all the way. Athletes, celebrities. Complete opposite of what it was it the 70s.
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Old December 28th, 2013, 05:30 PM   #28
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A 90's bulgarian registered Ford Mondeo usually belongs to....


A Balkan beggar like this one But now there is a proposition to ban all beggars in Sweden so cars like these will probably be a rarer sight in the future.
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