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Just curious what the average age of R owners are now.
 

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Re: Average age of R owners (CM2RAS)

huh, so far I'm actually sort of surprised. I'd have figured the majority of owners to be around their 40's. *shrug* oh well, to each his own.
 

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Keep in mind we are looking at the union between (R owners) AND (ss forum members). The youngins know the internets. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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I am not as surprised, I thought that a larger number might be younger. Some of the threads seemed to be younger at hart
 

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1st gen owners were probably 40+. Now that the cars went down 60+% in value from original prices in MY 04 and MY 05, you get 2nd gen owners who can afford such a vehicle.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Short Circuit</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">1st gen owners were probably 40+. Now that the cars went down 60+% in value from original prices in MY 04 and MY 05, you get 2nd gen owners who can afford such a vehicle.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>That I think is the truth of it, a $45,000 plus car new is around $14,000 now.
 

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Not necessarily true, I was able to afford a $50,000 car when i was in my early 20's, even when the R first came out 5 years ago, I was <br>26, 27, then, I chose not to get one due to the fact that new cars lose so much value the minute they leave the showroom and an automobile is not considered to me an investment.
 

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You are not typical. Most 20 somethings can't afford a near $50K car.
 

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We're not all ballers like you <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"><p>I fall into the 2nd bracket now <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> I was in the 1st bracket when my car was new <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Adam you probably have more money than me, probably make more than me too,<br>as a matter of fact that is going in your thread as a fact. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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I'd say that's more a rumor, as we haven't broken out our W2's yet <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Average age of R owners (Foreveradvanced)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Foreveradvanced</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">huh, so far I'm actually sort of surprised. I'd have figured the majority of owners to be around their 40's. *shrug* oh well, to each his own.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>this survey doesn't prove that they aren't...it only proves that the people that respond to this survey are mostly 30 and under. One might guess that older guys are more likely married, have kids/more kids than younger guys, etc--all things that draw your attention away from hanging out on internet forums and answering surveys.
 

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Re: Average age of R owners (kenschel)

I just broke into the over 25 club this past Sunday, otherwise I would have added to the youngest crowd.
 

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I only buy cars that are busted anymore so .....<p><br>would someone hurry up <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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I almost bought one when I was 20, But, at the time i was still very happy with my 96 850R...Still, prefer an 850 over the S60......
 

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I voted in the 18-25 bracket because I prefer that 25 to the 25-30 25.... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Average age of R owners (oshi)

I am kissing my 20's away this summer. <p>Once you hit your 30's does the booze'n and whor'n decrease dramatically?<p>On a side note, I can't believe I am turning 30 especially remembering back to that dumb TV show "30 Something", and now that's supposed to be me, God Damn the horror!!
 

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Re: Average age of R owners (CM2RAS)

I bought my R, new, when I was 27. I'm now 31. FWIW.<p>I'll bet the average age of a Gen-2 R owner just two years ago was in the lower-30's. Now, the average age seems to have plummeted (along with the car's resale value) to the mid-20's. Nothing wrong... or surprising... about that. I knew the value would drop relatively quickly (European, quirky factor, etc.). Having said that, I am a little surprised at just how little it's worth today.<p>When I finally decide to unload the R in another year or so (was at a BMW dealer today <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emlove.gif" BORDER="0">), I won't be at all surprised to find myself handing the keys over to a high school student.<p>~ Trygve<br>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>850arrrsaylikepirate</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Once you hit your 30's does the booze'n and whor'n decrease dramatically?<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>What if you never started? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0"><p>Average age is going to start dropping drastically thanks to CPO's, huge incentives affecting resale value, and numerous owners getting out of their failing R's prematurely (when compared to the historic volvo lineup).
 
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