Prius Owners Income

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Main Forum' started by Walker1, Jan 31, 2006.

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  1. 0-$30000

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  2. 31-$45,000

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  3. 46-$60,000

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  4. 61-$70,000

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  5. 71-$85,000

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  6. 86-$100,000

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  7. 101-$150,000

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  8. 151-$200,000

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  9. 201-$500,000

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  10. 501-$1,000,000

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  11. Above $1,000,000

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  1. Walker1

    Walker1 Empire

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    There are many thoughts about what income a Prius owner makes. What do you think will be the median? Have fun.
     
  2. 2Hybrids

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    This was easy as I just did our taxes last night. Made more than I thought!!!
     
  3. too tall

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    Makes a difference where you live, but interesting survey. I read somewhere that Prius drivers tend to have higher incomes than normal cars. Here are the statistics: According to Polk’s motor vehicle registration database, women account for 38.8 percent of all hybrid registrations. Women account for 36 percent of gasoline engine vehicle registrations. The average age of a hybrid vehicle buyer is 49.6 years, compared to an average age of 47.6 years for buyers of gasoline engine vehicles. The average income of hybrid vehicle buyers is $78,350, compared with average income of $71,576 for gasoline engine vehicles.
     
  4. mdmikemd

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    I bought and registered the car in my name, but my wife drives it. I think(I may be wrong)guys do most of the buying of cars in any household.
     
  5. 2Hybrids

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    My wife did the deal on our 2005 start to finish...I just had to come in and sign the papers after work as my wife is a full time Mommy! Whatever the lady wants, she gets...within my budget of course :)
     
  6. Salsawonder

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    From preliminary results it would appear single incomes 46-60 and double might account for more of the $101-150,000 range...do ya think??

    Women are negotiating cars on their own a lot these days.
     
  7. Mystery Squid

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    Ok, who's the millionnaire?

    :lol:
     
  8. daronspicher

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    Is this poll going to be used to place the right ads with the right income level?

    <_<

    I got my Vin number today. Feb 8-16 should be the rest of the car.
     
  9. efusco

    efusco Moderator Emeritus
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    BTW, was it intended to ask household income or individual income? I'm not the millionaire. <_<
     
  10. galaxee

    galaxee mostly benevolent

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    we're at the very, very bottom limit for the choice i voted. if that counts for anything.
     
  11. Mystery Squid

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    Oh? ...and to think, you assumed we'd all think it was you? :lol:

    j/k Doc... :)
     
  12. Rancid13

    Rancid13 Cool Chick with a Black Prius

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    If the husband is working full time and the wife stays at home or only works part time. My husband and I both work full time. He buys his cars, I buy mine. He makes more than me though...so if I'm ever in a difficult situation or short of cash one month he has no problem giving me the $ I need to cover anything whether it be gas, groceries, drugstore buys, entertainment, etc. :) Although I feel bad taking the money sometimes, like I should have planned better or what have you. It's more 70/30 than 50/50 in our household, although if we made equal amounts of $ it would be 50/50 for sure.
     
  13. Jack 06

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    Everyone, all together:

    AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW! :D

    Po' galaxee...

    And I'm in the second to the bottom. But I'm 40 years older.

    You and DH are millionaires waiting to happen. B)
     
  14. galaxee

    galaxee mostly benevolent

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    i should clarify. we barely qualified to vote the category i did. i didn't say we were in the bottom category.

    :p

    maybe we're secretly the millionaires!
     
  15. Jack 06

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    We persist in saying "millionaire" largely from habit, even though its 1955 value has diminished by, what? 50% or more? Anyone got an inflation chart handy?

    In 1955 there was a popular TV show called "The Millionaire". In it, a never-seen wealthy person (named John Beresford Tipton, for oldies like me) gave $1 mil each week to a different person, who, of course, had exceptional circumstances from everyone else. How would the recipient use the windfall? Blow it? Give a lot away? Set up a humanitarian non-profit? That was the plot, and it was a quality show (no Ralph Edwards schtick).

    So a million was a universal standard in the US in '55.

    My folks bought our best-ever house, two-story, 4BR, 3-car garage on its own 5 full acres in NY (state) for $16,500.

    A new VW beetle was $1395, a new Caddy $4,995.

    Gas was $.27, cigarettes $.22, movies $.35, hamburger $.15/lb (six years LATER McDonald's would sell cooked ones for $.15).

    Somehow, "billionaire" sounds excessive in the place of millionaire, and, depending on what that 1955 million really is worth today, it probably is. What word can we
    use until "billionaire" IS a "reasonable" substitute, relatively speaking, for millionaire?
     
  16. naterprius

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    This is kind of a strange question. Certain retired folks, having a large net worth (several million dollars) will have zero income, but won't be hurting.

    Other people, living in NYC, making over 100,000, will not have the same disposable income as a person living in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
    I remember in "The Millionaire Next Door" there was a piece about a formula where you factored in your age, debt, income, savings, investments, and equities to come up with a rating. These ratings could be used to compare a person's actual wealth.

    So, having $200,000 in semi-liquid retirement savings can be very good or very bad, depending upon your age.

    Same with income.

    Maybe a new poll is in order:

    My Prius is:

    -Above my means
    -Barely within my means
    -Somewhat below my means
    -Quite below my means
    -Cost was irrelevant

    Alright, starting poll now....

    Nate
     
  17. geologyrox

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    Well, my $7k of scholarship from last spring semester was the only real payment I got last year - my husband made the lions share of our household income. This year I should (with crossed fingers) be able to contribute much more financially.

    I bought the Prius - I handled the details, I secured the financing, and I registered it in my name - I can't imagine a situation where I wouldn't be the one buying the car I drive. Perhaps I'm just the odd one out on this one - wouldn't be the first time =)
     
  18. too tall

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    You're right, Nate. And, making a $M in income does not, necessarily make you a millionaire... I look forward to your survey.
     
  19. Schmika

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    I'll fess where I am, my wife and I sit right about $110K gross.
     
  20. galaxee

    galaxee mostly benevolent

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    -"our" car
    -i drive it
    -he gave me the idea
    -i agreed with him
    -my credit score on the app
    -my name first on the loan
    -registration in both our names
    -he fixes it
    -i let him drive it every now and then :lol:

    you're not the odd one out, geo-rox :)
     
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