Earlier this month, Porsche was once again named Top Prestigious Luxury Brand. Included in that press release were some interesting demographics regarding the income and net-worth of the average Porsche owner. Specifically, it mentioned an average income of $349,000 per year and an average net-worth of $3.7MM. Now, I know a lot of Porsche owners do fall within that range (and many far above it.) However, I believe there are just as many other Porsche owners who don’t fit in that range and in fact are far below it. Here is what I want to know:
Is the Price of Gas Effecting Your Driving Habits?
Is your Porsche your daily driver? Or, is it a toy (and possibly one of many) that comes out only to play or visit the track? Regardless of your income, net-worth or answer to my question about your Porsche being your daily driver, I’m curious as to the impact the price of gas is having on your decisions when it comes to your Porsche and even your normal driving habits. Where I live, premium fuel is now well north of $4.00 per gallon and still climbing. My Porsche is just a toy and as a result, my driving habits with it have not been affected. I still use it the same amount of time and put the same mileage on it regardless of gas prices.
However, I have noticed that I’m starting to economize a little in my daily driving. We’re starting to take our sedan for errand runs vs. our SUV. I have started to drive our mid-size convertible (which gets about 7 or 8 more MPG than our larger sedan) more often. Just yesterday, we planned an entire outing of errands around the fact that we were going to be out and about versus having to drive back and forth to the mall more than once. This is new territory for me and didn’t even realize I was doing it until I stood back and really thought about it.
This post originally ran with a poll. The poll is closed but you can see the results here