Absurdly driven Look at the business world with a skeptical eye and a tongue firmly rooted in the cheek.
How long do you keep your cars?
At least a couple of years? Plus?
Or are you the type who likes to change their cars like their iPhones, every year? So you look good in the neighborhood?
I only pry because some brilliant minds thought they would examine which new cars change hands within the first year of ownership.
The possibly nerd types of iSeeCars.com say they recorded more than 46 million car sales, 2014-17 models, to create their list.
Before analyzing it, I tried to imagine what the answers would be.
In my world of desires, I expected them to be Subarus and Toyota Priuses, since they both make my upper lip bend to the painful visual assault they provide.
Instead, it seems that the most frequently removed car in its first year of ownership is the Mercedes C-Class.
An abundant 12.4 percent are no longer with their original owners before the end of their first year.
Nearby is the BMW 3 Series.
In fact, there are three BMWs in the Top 10. The X1 and X3 are in sixth and seventh place.
Land Rover owners are also not good for compromise.
The Land Rover Discovery Sport and the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque are in third and fourth place.
In the latter case, perhaps the owners are tired of how long it takes to say the name.
Interestingly, eight of the top 10 are elegant cars. Of the most populist vehicles, only the Nissan Versa Note and the Nissan Versa enter the Top 10.
The CEO of iSeeCars, Phong Ly, offered a dark feeling of why German luxury cars seem to have difficult relationships with their owners:
Despite the popularity of these vehicles, they generally have reliability ratings below the average of Consumer Reports, which could contribute to why owners get rid of them so quickly.
He added that so-called car strikes can be a factor.
This does not imply bellicose practices with its definitive driving machine. Instead, it is the practice of encouraging dealers to buy new cars and use them as lenders, which increases the sales figures for new cars.
Ly said his calculations tried to take this slippery behavior into account.
However, I want to believe in the purity and goodness of car dealers.
So I looked more deeply at the numbers to see where the buyers of new cars live more disgruntled and what cars they really can't live with.
I can hear you assuming that the majority must live in the cradle of dissatisfaction, New York.
It seems that 33.7 percent of Atlanta residents abandoned their Mercedes C-Class in their first year, something that 25.7 percent of Phoenix-based owners also did.
As for the BMW X3, well, 18.3 percent of Seattle-Tacoma owners said goodbye before their second birthday. (The cars & # 39 ;, not the owners & # 39;).
I have no interest in ruining these fine car brands. They all seem perfectly elevated cars.
It is much more entertaining to annoy the people who buy them.
I want to believe, therefore, that the people of Atlanta are extremely difficult to please.
It may have something to do with the struggles of local sports teams. There may be additional pressure in Atlanta to be one step ahead of the crowd.
I also want to believe that many of these cars are quickly returned by people who received them for Christmas, as in the ads, with a large red bow tied around them.
They took a look and said:
Did you have to tell the whole neighborhood? I can't deal with this.
Then they exchange these cars for something a little more discreet. Like an e-golf.
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