Join Date: Jan 2005
Smokin Asphalt 04
I agree with you guys (BamaBlur and Peaches). I think price may be a big factor. But also consider this, I believe that those 18-25 who can afford an SSR and get one probably hang out with others their age in the same economic group. So, if their friends could afford one would they get one? If not why not or if so, why?
I am reminded (flashback) of the 2005 Los Angeles autoshow. I was looking at the Hemi powered Dodge trucks and since I wanted a roadster I was looking at the Nissan 350z. At the display for the "Z" a very friendly young man and I (If I remember he was about 20) struck up a conversation about the "Z". He said that late last year he was looking at them and that he going to buy one but that it didn't have enough space in the back. I asked him what he was going to carry and he said things like a gym bag, some stuff for school and maybe some luggage and his girlfriend. He said that he bought a BMW 3 Series, which are in the range of the SSR costs (at least in the December 04, January 05 time frame with all the rebates).
From what he said, the SSR would have been perfect for him.
So, if your friends could afford one would they get one? If not why not or if so, why? Is the price the only thing that keeps them from getting one?