|Quoting Superfly (Reply 1):|
These kids now-a-days have no appreciation for cars anyway. Our young boys are being taught poetry and trained to talk about his emotions and our young girls are encouraged to join the football team. Anything that is considered masculine is shunned and people are supposed to aspire to want a bus pass.
So it's no wonder that things that were traditionally considered 'fun' such as fast cars are not selling well with the younger crowd.
People are living longer now so having 51 years old as your average age of customer isn't as bad as it was 30 years ago.
That said, I'm not happy with the new styling.
Ok, I'll bite.
While I wasn't government educated and never had to participate in female's activities, I wasn't a football player either. Frankly, though, I don't see a reason to get a fast car. 90% of my driving is in rush hour, so I'd prefer something comfortable instead. I got a brand new, decked out accord. I know you probably just spit your coffee out
. I just needed something to get me from A to B comfortably without any fuss with over the top maintenance or major repairs. Oh, and I'm sure I fall in the category of 'kid' (I still think I do, so I'm not offended) at 22. I would have gotten a BMW 5 series, except the insurance would have been four times of what it costs me now. No thanks.
I had to laugh, though - a middle-aged gentlemen in a college class a while ago made a broad sweeping motion and said all of "them" don't plan for the future and that we are, in a word, stupid. It was a room full of college students. He said none of us were planning ahead and in a constant "me, me, me" state of mind.
I agreed with him, for the most part, but also was a little miffed that nobody gives credit to the few who do take care of themselves and plan for the future. I asked him what his stock portfolio looked like when he was 22, and he said it didn't exist, so I told him to politely shut the hell up because he had no right to be talking like that if he wasn't putting away $25k a year when he was my age.
|Quoting type-rated (Reply 20):|
How many 21 year old do you know that can afford a $38,000 car?
This one. Well, I'm 22, but a few months ago at 21 could have easily bought a brand new 5 series BMW. Funny enough, everything SuperFly said is true, except that I think he is focusing on the masculinity part too much. Kids these days are taught to be average and that they will be given what they need. Thankfully my education taught me differently - to go get what I need and take initiative and most of all, be prepared.
|Quoting zippyjet (Reply 27):|
As mentioned 51 is the new 21 or at least 31. Not to dis today's youth but such cultural crap as Maroon 5 and reality TV is shall we say anything but sophisticated.
And that is true, but I would focus your disgust on the "me" culture and the race to the bottom where anybody 'smart' is regarded as worse than the average kid. Not to mention the babying and the thought that whatever you need will be handed to you on a golden platter.
And no, I don't come from extraordinarily wealthy parents, nor did I have rich grandparents that paid for some fancy schools.
The above post is my opinion. Don't like it? Don't read it.