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Hyundai Equus, Hyundai Genesis, Car Comparisons
Feb 22, 2011 (3:00 pm)
All that was was a vacuum guage that operated those lights.
But they did tell the truth!
#7248 of 7308 got cruise?
by steve_ HOST
Mar 15, 2011 (8:15 pm)
A reporter is interested in speaking with anyone who is willing to share their recent (last 6-9 months) experience with ANY of the following systems: adaptive cruise control, collision warning/crash avoidance, blind-spot warning, pedestrian detection, self-parking, Ford MyKey or MyTouch, Ford Sync's cloud-based voice-activated features (directions, weather, sports, stock quotes, movies, restaurant/hotel info, etc), in-car on-demand ipod downloads.
If you are interested in commenting on your experience, please reply to predmunds.com no later than 5pm EST on March 16, 2011 and include your name, state of residence, the model year of your vehicle and your phone number.
#7249 of 7308 Preferred By The Millionaire Next Door
by steve_ HOST
Jul 14, 2011 (9:28 am)
"The American Express Centurion Card – the quasi-mystical “black card” of near mythic urban-legend proportion – reputedly is the symbol of ultimate spending power. Those invited to own a black card have an average annual household income of $1.3 million. They have assets of $16 million. They have a Hyundai in the garage. Well, 6 percent of black card holders do, at any rate. Hyundai enjoys the same ownership penetration among Centurion Card members as Bentley and Audi. Just 2 percent more Centurions own a Ferrari. The comparative – and surprising – success of Hyundai’s luxury-oriented nameplates, the Genesis and Equus, has established the brand with the low-key wealthy of a reoriented post-recession landscape."
Hyundais Rolling Into Wealthy Garages -- Really (AutoObserver)
#7250 of 7308 Re: Preferred By The Millionaire Next Door [steve_]
Jul 14, 2011 (10:21 am)
Now that's tasty propaganda.
Owning vs driving...
I've still seen but one Equus on the road. Might be more than the amount of brand new GS I see though - who actually buys those in 2011?
#7251 of 7308 Re: Preferred By The Millionaire Next Door [steve_]
Jul 14, 2011 (11:37 am)
Not real surprising. People don't get to be millionaires by chasing designer labels and being brand loyal. I would take an educated guess that many millionaires are smart, logical, and pragmatic about such things.
Reminds me, I gotta drive an Equus. I have wanted to for some time, but forget. You drive 1 yet Fintail?
#7252 of 7308 Re: Preferred By The Millionaire Next Door [bobad]
Jul 14, 2011 (11:49 am)
People don't get to be millionaires by chasing designer labels and being brand loyal.
At least self made ones don't. 2nd and 3rd generation get too much into those things.
#7253 of 7308 Re: Preferred By The Millionaire Next Door [robr2]
Jul 14, 2011 (12:48 pm)
2nd and 3rd generation never had to work for it.
#7254 of 7308 Re: Preferred By The Millionaire Next Door [bobad]
Jul 14, 2011 (1:46 pm)
Nope, if I am going to blow 60K+ on a barge, that's not how I am going to do it - just for the reason that I don't want to have to look at that thing in my garage.
I'd wager many of these cars aren't driven by the "millionaire" but are rather for the maid/butler/personal assistant/nanny/other hired help etc to use.
#7255 of 7308 Re: Preferred By The Millionaire Next Door [lemko]
Jul 14, 2011 (1:47 pm)
Oh, this is America. The vast majority of wealth is from hard work by the beholder. The WSJ told me so.
#7256 of 7308 Re: Preferred By The Millionaire Next Door [fintail]
Jul 14, 2011 (4:47 pm)
Sign me up for one of those butler/personal assistant jobs!!