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Mercury Topaz? WTF

I'm assuming this somewhat based on age. Most of the rice rockets are probably bought by younger guys who tend to speed more. Though if true it kind of tells me that the Mustang and Camaro aren't being bought by the young 20 somethings (most likely because of price), which tells me that GM needs to get something out there to attract them.
You do realize that saying that the Camaro and Mustangs are too expensive for 20-somethings (hence the lack of tickets), yet the WRX (which ranks number 1, and is a favorite of younger drivers) which typically costs well past the $30K mark isn't, right???

At any rate, GM doesn't need to do squat to attract 20-something buyers. To think so misses the entire life's purpose of Camaro (and Mustang)....they were never meant to be marketed to first time new car buyers. Camaros and Mustangs have always been the cars marketed towards and bought by those who are well into their careers and usually still single. This has been the case for at least 35 to 40 years if not both car's entire life.

The demographics of new Camaro SS and Mustang GT buyers are mostly male, most all of them in the late 30s and up. Buyers of V6 versions of both cars are concentrated in the low 30s and (contrary to stereotypes of some here), majority are males. Buyers of new Camaros and Mustangs tend to load on more personalization options than any other class of car. The theme in both instances is that these cars are a reward to yourself for the hard work you did to get to the level you're at (directly from the original 65 Mustang's marketing), and the personalization is to have the car "your way". The more options bought, the more money both the company and the dealer made on the car. Also back in the 60s, Lee Iacocca famously stated that you can market an old person a young person's car, but not a young person an old person's car. That's been the mission of "Pony cars" ever since. Selling a young looking car to the older people with money to splurge, while resale values stayed up because there were heaps of kids looking to buy them when you finished.

Contrary to popular belief, most 20 somethings either buy used, or buy low end cars like the Focus, Dart, or other cheap car both in order to establish credit plus to have a dependable car under warranty so if something breaks, it's not going to break them financially since it's covered.

that list cracks me Up. I can see the WRX, GTO, FR-S, and Supra being in the top 5 since they are sporty cars, but the Tribeca? Topaz? Auro? Reno? Prius C? Hilarious

I think this list goes to show that getting a speeding ticket really does not have anything to do with the speed of the vehicle, its all about the idiots driving them.
I don't know about the others, but the Hybrid Prius makes sense when you think about it.
 
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