Top 10 List: Most Popular Cars In The Wealthiest Zip Codes

August 20, 2012 12:00 AM

Top 10 List: Most Popular Cars In The Wealthiest Zip Codes

" When you think of the wealthy — if you do — what do imagine them driving? A Porsche 911? A Lamborghini Gallardo? An old-school Rolls-Royce? Eh, not so much.

Sure, six-figure supercars are the province of the uber-rich, but by and large, America’s wealthy families drive fairly mainstream vehicles. That news comes from TrueCar, which rounded up the ten most popular cars in our wealthiest ZIP codes.

The company began by identifying those ZIP codes based on data from the Internal Revenue Service. At the top of the list, we find 10274 — lower Manhattan — with an average income of $5.7 million. That’s followed by Fisher Island, Florida (33109); downtown Chicago (60604); Atherton and Century City, California (94027 and 90067); New Vernon, New Jersey (07976); Greenwich, Connecticut (06831); Palm Beach, Florida (33480); Medina, Washington (98039); and finally, Ross, California (94957), boasting an average income of $497,000 .

TrueCar then used that data to pull the most popular vehicles sold to residents of each ZIP code. The findings were occasionally surprising:

In the wealthiest ZIP code, the Honda Accord was the third most popular car, falling behind the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the BMW X5 "

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