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Old 05-28-2012, 07:39 PM
 
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Does it matter what brand it is, cost, type of car? Just curious if this is a bigger problem in a rural area as opposed to say suburbia or an urban area.

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Old 05-28-2012, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Western Nebraskansas
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A problem for what, exactly?
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Old 05-28-2012, 08:49 PM
 
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A problem for what, exactly?
For a small business owner. Does this scream I charge too much or I don't need the business?
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Old 05-28-2012, 09:23 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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Does it matter what brand it is, cost, type of car? Just curious if this is a bigger problem in a rural area as opposed to say suburbia or an urban area.
You need to define small town, first. I can think of a lot of small towns where there are a lot of nice cars, no one notices or cares what kind of car anyone drives. Are talking about predominantly low-income small towns? You need to explain your concept before we can comment.
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Old 05-28-2012, 09:27 PM
 
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Well in an urban area, your car would less likely be noticed.

If you are a business owner in a small town, I think your car might be noticed, and yes, I suppose someone might connect your nice car with the profits from your business.

But, if you are charging fair prices then I think people will judge that about you, and not the car you choose to drive.

To be honest with you though, who is actually paying cash for their car nowadays? When I see someone in a nice car, I assume they have a hefty payment on it and value a fancy car over a reasonable investment. That's just me, though.
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Old 05-28-2012, 10:14 PM
 
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You need to define small town, first. I can think of a lot of small towns where there are a lot of nice cars, no one notices or cares what kind of car anyone drives. Are talking about predominantly low-income small towns? You need to explain your concept before we can comment.
Yes I guess your average Midwestern farm town. Didn't know if people are more jealous in a small town or in the Midwest in particular than elsewhere. As another poster said if your prices are fair it may not be a problem. Having a nice car to me is about having something beautiful and comfortable - more so on the interior than on the exterior. I like leather and wood trim which is often hard to find on the domestic cars everyone drives. So it's not that I would want a Mercedes, Cadillac, or Lexus, etc. to show off but because they have nicely crafted interiors, are good quality, and are much more pleasurable for me to drive.
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Old 05-29-2012, 07:30 AM
 
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I wouldn't worry about it. When the construction workers pull into your lot and park their $60K truck next to your $60K car, it's not an issue.
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Old 05-29-2012, 08:36 AM
 
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Lexus and Mercedes to a MUCH lesser extent, but Cadillacs are downright common in farm towns. (Probably because Cadillac dealerships are more common.) No one would even notice. lol
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Old 05-29-2012, 08:45 AM
 
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I wouldn't worry about it. When the construction workers pull into your lot and park their $60K truck next to your $60K car, it's not an issue.
I know that's the silly part. A heavy duty diesel Silverado 2500 or F250 can easily cost $45,000+. A Tahoe LTZ for the farmwife can easily cost $60,000. Heck a new combine is in the 250-300k range! If someone has a problem with a used $30,000 Lexus that is their problem
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Old 05-29-2012, 08:51 AM
 
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I recall that Florida couple who got a free lot in North Dakota stating people were leary why they were driving an expensive luxury model car.
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