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Add Toyota Prius to cars favored by the richest Americans

LA Times -- What are the favorite cars of America's wealthiest families?

If they live in California, put the Toyota Prius hybrid on the list.

Auto-price-information company TrueCar.com compiled a list of the 10 wealthiest ZIP Codes based on Internal Revenue Service data from 1,000 or more 2011 tax returns in each locale, and then looked at the auto registrations in those communities.



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Submitted Aug 08, 2012 By: gasbroker
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TruthMatters
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2012 11:43:37 AM

Could belong to the renters of those wealthy landlords
bston
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2012 8:42:24 AM

Still very happy with our Camry hybrid & certainly roomier.
CPGas1815
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:53:01 PM

I wonder if Mitt Romney has a Toyota Prius hybrid in his two story garage.

OBAMA 2012!
us4usa
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:35:56 PM

The lower priced new Ford C-Max EPA 47 MPG beats the Prius EPA 42 MPG, time to switch...
Zonk
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:27:34 PM

Too expensive for me at this time.
69Bonne
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:25:24 PM

Who else can really afford them?
RickF350
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:23:16 PM

Tax write off?
mpg611
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:22:21 PM

One of these days I'll own one a Prius,
mfeldstein
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:22:10 PM

Favoured by those who can pay for gas at any price. Playthings for the guys and gals who have money to throw around.
liao
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:21:38 PM

I will buy one too if I have the spare change. It's out of reach for me now, too pricy.
Kawibiker
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:19:33 PM

doesn't surprize me, rich have the money to buy the fancy high priced gas sippers, and the lux - o gas guzzlers.. and in the first place can afford gas no matter what it is? So - It should be the gas sippers should be cheap for the people that don't have much money and let the rich buy the gas guzzlers..
g747
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:17:31 PM

I've learned,it's not how much you make ;it's how much you save!!!!!!!!!!.
LanguageMan1
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:16:38 PM

Doesn't surprise me as they have the money to afford them.
Glock26
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:16:00 PM

Amazing!!!
ace12012
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:15:57 PM

wealthy people dont have to worry about gas price....this is more a status thing.
pa79th
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:15:01 PM

Gads! Why?! They are horrible rides.
Rooster922
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:14:10 PM

Not me.
Dodge_Me
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:13:41 PM

Agree with "Bezalel"

why buy cheap when they can have the best
dky63
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:13:20 PM

another fad
crreed1
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:12:55 PM

good for the rich
jetskijerry
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:12:49 PM

How do you think they got rich?
Jeannemarie
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:12:49 PM

HAH! I have one I bought in 2006 and have been bragging on it ever since. This past Christmas 11 of my gal pals who have rich husbands (and I do mean rich) dropped their other cars for Prius and they are so happy with the little thing. It is terrific and saves money as well as being kind to the planet.
SavALot
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:11:52 PM

All based on the opinions of the few I'm sure
chicoCA
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:11:18 PM

okay
pastorpaulcg
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:10:04 PM

I think the California thing may have something to do with that
regout
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:09:44 PM

Good for California.
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:09:39 PM

Must be nice to be rich...
tedjm1
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:09:37 PM

Interesting. As a side note.
LilRedWagonIN
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:09:32 PM

Social status to fit in with the liberal crowd. ...and wear a colored ribbon.

My choice would be the Tesla roadster and be 'in your face.'
mwhals
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:09:14 PM

Maybe they are rich because they don't blow their money on expensive cars. The Prius is not as expensive as a lot of cars.
dwh724
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:09:11 PM

Okay
Toppers
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:08:50 PM

Personal choice
souly
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:08:47 PM

thanks for the post
unipanini
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:08:36 PM

haha
jem069
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:07:30 PM

Ok
boatfloyd
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:06:59 PM

Pricy.
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:06:33 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:06:21 PM

OK
rahcat
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:06:05 PM

Wouldn't have one at any price.
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:05:40 PM

My wife loves her Prius and I drive my F150.
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:05:31 PM

OK
shores4now
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:05:25 PM

ok
ManOfLeisureII
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:05:16 PM

If you can afford it, drive it.
PrinceLH
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:05:02 PM

Probably because they're the only one's that can afford them!
Ray_10589
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:04:42 PM

GOOD!!
umitb
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:04:13 PM

ok
jrschl
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:04:02 PM

Drive what you want to drive.
AKmailman
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:03:31 PM

the only reason they buy one is to make a statement -
watch them drive up in their Limos for "rich" events
steve621
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:03:18 PM

ok
Bezalel
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:02:08 PM

Why not the 100% electric Tesla? Only $100k
us4usa
Champion Author Missouri

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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 10:58:47 PM

So that's why we do not have a Prius, we're not the richest... Or would it be our family of six will not fit in a Prius???
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