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jastevenson said:
People talk about asians buying Hondas, but it looks like they are bigger on Toyotas, Benzes, and Lexi ('cept for the Prelude).

Thot this was pretty interesting.
Interesting.

Seems more like a commentary on race and income. It wouldn't take more than an hour or so to give an average price car by ethnic group. I often wonder, living in a heavily African-American area, what possessed my black neighbors to buy Kias, Daewoos and Hyundais. I don't think they're in love with the styling or performance....

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Interesting! Caucasians like the Buicks and Audis in the same percentage rate? Lets flame Audiworld :lmao:

Also, gee, they are the main ethnic group that owns pickups and SUVs. :thumbdwn:
 

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It's amazing how little interest I have in the White/Caucasian category. I would never spend a dime on ANY of those cars.

I'm in both the African American and Asian categories in heritage, but I'm much more interested in the Asian group of cars. Probably the money factor.

One look in NY at all of the teenagers driving Escalades/Navigators makes me sick. Hope they're in school...:(
 

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The 3 series didn't even make the list??
Affording a $35k to $45k car is not as easy as you think. I think those that could are in lesser numbers than those who could afford a $25k car. We're talking general population, not income level. If you targeted minorities with a household income of $100k, it may be a different story.
 

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The subject heading here is a little misleading. These aren't really the most popular cars by ethnic group. These are cars that are disproportionately popular with certain ethnic groups. I'm sure if you made a list of Asian-Americans' favorite cars, the Accord, Civic, and Camry would be right at the top. However, because those cars are also popular with other ethnic groups, Asians don't make up a significant percentage of the total buyers of the car. Similarly, the Audi A8 is certainly not one of the most popular cars among Caucasians. Audi sells hardly any of them. However, the tiny group of people who buy the Audi A8 just happens to be 98% white.
 

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Actually, Dave, what it's saying is that Asian-Americans make up 11% of the buyers of the Camry. Other Camry buyers would total to 89%. Lets' say that it's 75% white, 7% black and 7% Hispanic. Those numbers aren't going to show up on these lists because they're lower than the percentages for various other models.
 

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Dave 330i said:


I see you point. so this survey tells me that american car are bought by white folks, or only white folks like american cars.
[Flame]Is there a connection there with intelligence and ignorance to the automotive world in general?[/Flame]

Just kidding, of course. :p
 

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Average Annual Income of 3-series owner: $62,000
Average Age of 3-series owner: 39

Median income based on race and age (2000 annual census data)
White 35-44: $59,784
Hispanic 39-44: $56,498
Asian 35-44 $53,240
Black 35-44: $37,547

You could make a few inferences here. What I was looking for was a range of incomes by race. For example, percentage of people, by race, that make $60,000-65,000.

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Nat Brown,

That data could be used to prove my point. The point I was trying to make was if we narrow the criteria down to include groups making over 65K, the car choices may be different. Your data showed the median incomes, which mean the majority of the folks in that category make that amount. The folks making twice as much would be a minority. The study would mean much more to me if it included only those who have similar income as I. That way I could really see what people in my income bracket are driving. Sorry if you misunderstood what I was trying to say Dave.
 

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Dean325Ci said:


Affording a $35k to $45k car is not as easy as you think. I think those that could are in lesser numbers than those who could afford a $25k car. We're talking general population, not income level. If you targeted minorities with a household income of $100k, it may be a different story.
If you look at the list there's more than one car over $25K there....
 

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Dave 330i said:


If 5er made the Asian list, why didn't 3er, if we subscribe to your thinking? My observation is Asians love 3ers. So, much so, that I get embarrassed driving one too. Next car, another 911 instead!
why embarrassed to drive one too?
 

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Mystikal said:


Fulfilling a stereotype I suppose?
dave330i is asian? i'm asian i have a 3er. i dont see many asians here with 3ers. even if i did i wouldnt be embarrassed to drive it. esp cuz i know i got it for the drive not for a status symbol
 

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eugeneDC/TX said:


dave330i is asian? i'm asian i have a 3er. i dont see many asians here with 3ers. even if i did i wouldnt be embarrassed to drive it. esp cuz i know i got it for the drive not for a status symbol
He's Asian. His last name is Leung! :p

I'm not to sure about Texas, but around my area (a city which has more in common with California than Texas anyways) many many many of the E46's I see are driven by Asian people.

I am also Asian (well, partially) and I have no "shame" or "embarassment" in driving an E46. I could care less about the racial majority buying the same car. I'm just saying that if you're say Black and drive an Escalade, people will automatically assume you're someone who watches hiphop music videos and plays basketball. Just stereotypes, my friend. :(
 
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