Why would anyone earning over 30k drive a hatchback ?

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And not a coupe/ saloon / 4 x 4 or other more classy vehicle.

I get that saloons aren't for everyone
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O HAI traintracks.

Audi RS7. Nuff said.

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O HAI traintracks.

Audi RS7. Nuff said.

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are A7s hatchbacks not saloons ?
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are A7s hatchbacks not saloons ?
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Well you learn something new everyday...

Are they all hatchbacks, I imagine the saloon takes the bulk of the sales
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Well you learn something new everyday...

Are they all hatchbacks, I imagine the saloon takes the bulk of the sales
Yes A7s are all hatchbacks.
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Pretty sure you won't be affording a Porsche Panamera on 30k
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Pretty sure you won't be affording a Porsche Panamera on 30k
Dunno about that...
They are down to what? about 40k ish now? 10 grand down then 450 / 500 a month ?
Sounds doable on a 30k a year income to me...
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I am on 32 and drive a golf. Mainly because I'm not that obsessed with cars and would rather spend my money/save my money to get a nice house... Plus I like my car - I like golfs and seem to get a reasonably good reaction from people for mine.
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If it's an SUV
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Dunno about that...
They are down to what? about 40k ish now? 10 grand down then 450 / 500 a month ?
Sounds doable on a 30k a year income to me...
Doable but would you want to use most of your disposable income on just your car?
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Doable but would you want to use most of your disposable income on just your car?
On a panamera? Personally, absolutely not.

Although, up until very recently I've always spent the majority of my free cash on cars / bikes and racing. So sure, why not if that's what you like.
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On a panamera? Personally, absolutely not.

Although, up until very recently I've always spent the majority of my free cash on cars / bikes and racing. So sure, why not if that's what you like.
Fair enough but to address your original question - the reason some may have a hatchback rather than a saloon is that they don't really care as much about cars as you. My golf is comfortable, goes as fast as I need, looks good (I believe) and feels safe. I don't need anything more than that.

Plus I think most saloons look a bit too "business-y" and I'm not quite ready to become my Dad just yet.
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And not a coupe/ saloon / 4 x 4 or other more classy vehicle.

I get that saloons aren't for everyone
What is it with this forum an saloon posts lately?

Saloons aren't anything to write home about, I'd pick a 4x4 over a saloon.
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I am on 32 and drive a golf. Mainly because I'm not that obsessed with cars and would rather spend my money/save my money to get a nice house... Plus I like my car - I like golfs and seem to get a reasonably good reaction from people for mine.
This is the reason some people on higher incomes drive hatchbacks.
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I suppose if the hatchback in question is the new A class (£45k for the AMG version!!!!) then that would explain it. Otherwise they probably just don't care that much about cars
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Hot hatches are good cars lol.
There a lot of fun to drive as well as being pretty practical on milage and such.
Good handling and a lot can do 0-60 in under 6seconds.

Not to mention the fact that they often look a lot better than other cars in there price range...
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I know someone who earns £34k and drives a small hatchback which is 11 years old, I guess fancy cars aren't for everybody
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If you are saying that £30kpa is a lot then it really isnt! I dont live in the UK so I dont know what % is tax but its a reasonable chunk. Rent/mortgage, insurances, savings, utilities, food and petrol have to come out of the post tax amount, none of which are cheap. I dont expect I would want to spend £500 a month servicing a loan for a car from what was left. If you live at home and dont have these other commitments then I guess its doable but for most people £30k isnt a lot to play with.
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I make much more than £30k and drive a £10k car because I don't really see that much difference between cheap and expensive cars up to a certain point.

Between a £1k car and a £10k car, yes, the £10k car is a lot nicer and won't break at every other traffic light.

But between £10k and £100k, the difference is much smaller in terms of utility. I would never buy a £100k car no matter how rich I am. You can buy a REALLY nice airplane with that much money... why buy a car?

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