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post #7861 of 14737
If I had kids I'd probably drive an A3.
post #7862 of 14737
I wouldn't worry about the stigma for two reasons:

1. The E-wagon had the highest income demographic for Mercedes for a long time - rich guys were buying them for their wives, this still may be true. Which leads into:

2. That sort of concern is for the middle class anyway.

Anyway, buy her a Cayenne.
post #7863 of 14737
wagon stigma is for fools anyway. probably perpetrated by the dumb asses who like crossovers
post #7864 of 14737
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Originally Posted by akatsuki View Post

I wouldn't worry about the stigma for two reasons:
1. The E-wagon had the highest income demographic for Mercedes for a long time - rich guys were buying them for their wives, this still may be true. Which leads into:
2. That sort of concern is for the middle class anyway.
Anyway, buy her a Cayenne.

We do not buy vehicles. When the warranty is done, the vehicle is done. And sorry but we both find Cayennes fugly. And I'm a lower. Middle class was rich people to me growing up.
post #7865 of 14737
If you are buying Mercedes I don't see how you are lower class. What about the Ford Explorer? It has a very nice interior and drive despite the lack of luxury badge.
post #7866 of 14737
Piob is of the nouveau riche. His suit trousers are bedazzled and he always makes sure to get the flashy spinner rims for the wife.
post #7867 of 14737
The non-AMG E wagon is pretty much the height of good taste amongst new vehicles you can buy in America. The Range Rover Evoque is the polar opposite of that - a year from now it's probably going to be the #1 choice of vehicle amongst privileged ethnic students with overly spiky hair and Ed Hardy'ish clothes who are the default drivers for harems of skinny girls going bar hopping/drunk driving. It's perfect for that, actually.
post #7868 of 14737
Actually, I can see it now - those people are already trading in their 328i sedans with carbon fiber roundels for Evoques already. The traffic stops and being bent over the hood, being patted down for drugs - that's for later.
post #7869 of 14737
You're not wrong.



A friend of mine from uni. He is one of triplets and they were each given an evoque last year. The guy is the epitome of spoiled brattery, and I'm convinced that he has been/will be on that Rich Kids of Instagram website. On the other hand he's a nice enough guy and throws the most mental house parties I've ever been to.
post #7870 of 14737
Saw a new 3 series wagon tonight, first time I've seen one. It had the M sport pack on it too. Very decent looking little wagon. This was at the same time a current 5er M sport wagon and an Alfa 159 wagon rolled by. Once again, do not understand why crossovers exist, when far more elegant and higher performing solutions exist. The idea that a crossover can handle off-roading is fooling oneself, as well.
post #7871 of 14737
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Originally Posted by akatsuki View Post

I wouldn't worry about the stigma for two reasons:
1. The E-wagon had the highest income demographic for Mercedes for a long time - rich guys were buying them for their wives, this still may be true. Which leads into:
2. That sort of concern is for the middle class anyway.
Anyway, buy her a Cayenne.

All the old-money people here drive Camry's or 20 year-old Mercs. Worrying about your car brand is a middle-class affectation.
post #7872 of 14737
Aren't you in NYC? The rich people here seem to be chauffeured, often in a black SUV or S-Class.
post #7873 of 14737
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Originally Posted by thekunk07 View Post

All the old-money people here drive Camry's or 20 year-old Mercs. Worrying about your car brand is a middle-class affectation.

Actually that pretty much matches what I expect as well, but it isn't like they go out and buy old Mercs, they have just had them that long

Basically the point is that they don't care what other people think because they have nothing to prove.
post #7874 of 14737
The Evoque hate is just making me want to nudge into picking that. laugh.gif

Just saw an RRS lease for a reasonable price but only had 12k miles per year. We need 15k but now I'm going to try and make a deal on that for her come the summer.
post #7875 of 14737
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Originally Posted by poorsod View Post

Aren't you in NYC? The rich people here seem to be chauffeured, often in a black SUV or S-Class.

the rich UES NYC'ers will still have an old merc parked in a garage somewhere for when they actually need to drive somewhere. sometimes it'll even be a late 80's/early 90's diesel merc just to be esoteric. the other 90% of the time they're in cabs/subways/buses/being chauffeured.

parkslope/UWS families will have a nice SUV/Station Wagon that has bumpers beat to shit and small side dents from street parking. a beat to shit late model Range Rover is an especially nonchalant way to show off on park slope.
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