Prime Buyers' Age

Discussion in 'Prime Main Forum (2017-Current)' started by HPrimeAdvanced, Jun 13, 2017.

  1. HPrimeAdvanced

    HPrimeAdvanced Senior Member

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    Do you kids notice how most of us, either prospects or owners of Prius Primes, are over 60?? What gives? Any ideas??! Hell I'm totally over the hill, pushing 68 in a couple of months! Is this why there's no advertising for the car: we're too old to see or hear commercials, har, har. Let me at those advertisers, if I can catch 'em, I'll beat 'em with my cane, or drool on 'em!!. Yewee, my cat says "Meow..yah!" It's possible of course that it's mostly old codgers who post about the cars, and most of the youngins are too busy havin' fun driving the damn things! Whatta ya think??!!

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    DavidA Prius owner since July 2009

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    Age? I am "in my Prime."
     
  3. bwilson4web

    bwilson4web i3 and Prime

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    You might consider asking Mr. Google for "Prius Demographics":
    However, I would throughly recommend this read: http://www.jdpower.com/sites/default/files/2011_WhitePaper_DeathofDemographics.pdf

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    I think two things....one, it might be that this message board format attracts older users. Honestly, this is a format that has been around for what seems like a hundred years. There may well be younger users who have no use for this technology. There are two fb groups for primes that seem to have a more diverse age grouping, but even fb is an older person's game at this point.
    Two, I think Toyota has missed the mark somewhat with it's advertising solely to younger buyers.
     
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    bwilson4web i3 and Prime

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    The tool needs to match the user's cognitive style and one size does not fit all.

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    I'm 22. I think the prius demographic consists of 20-something chicks and guys old enough that they aren't trying to prove their masculinity through vehicle choice.

    Posted via the PriusChat mobile app.
     
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    crewdog Acting Ensign Prius Prime

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    I'd like to see an ad for the Prime with Foghat's "Slow Ride" or a retelling of the story of the young bull and the old bull.......
     
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    I resemble that remark!:eek: I can get 30 miles with my (*ahem*:p)
     
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    You know I'm having fun here, having stirred the pot!! I think Prime People are just that, people who know a good deal about cars, especially interesting AND reliable cars that are really fun to drive. A car that offers so much to explore will not soon be boring!
    You make that initial sizeable investment and then you're not hundred dollared to death with repairs like several other brands I'll dodge mentioning here, Har, har!. This little social corner, called PriusChat is a fun way to connect with like minds, regardless of age, who enjoy this new Prime Machine! My best to all of you!!

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    Young wiper snappers.
     
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    yup, someone snapped my wiper (the rear one):eek:
     
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    43. Bought my first Prius at 36.

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    The jump to a Prius was... very different.
     
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    prime is probably the same as lift back, V and pip. c might be younger.
     
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    Some people are entertained by extravagance; some by efficiency.
     
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    can't we have both?:confused:
     
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    jerrymildred Senior Member

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    We do. Especially you Prime drivers. :D
     
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    can't we have both?:confused:
    We do. Especially you Prime drivers. :D
    :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D
     
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    ok, ok not related to post, but since you have one of these, I thought I would share this with you:D Nuvi 6-14-2017.JPG
     
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    Aw come on Jerry, join us!! Try it, you'll like it!! Prius Prime, whatta car!! You got it, Toyota Prime!! Come on Primists, give me some more trite phrases to help push Jerry into Prime Corner. . It's only money, har, har! Jerry, you're officially in charge of putting Florida on the Prime Map!

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