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Hey this is just for fun but I want to see if this is right. I'm guessing the majority of ID4 owners and interested buyers in the USA are:
  • Mostly male
  • In their 50's or over
  • Professional, lots of engineers, especially in IT
  • Super practical
  • Appreciate Tesla, but don't feel good about the value given the pricing, quality and Musk's behavior
  • Previous cars were German
Can all of you chime in? Hopefully, I'm totally wrong and its a much broader group.
True of me excep that profession was not tech
 

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  • Female
  • Barely (just turned 50)
  • Professional, lots of engineers, especially in IT - attorney
  • Super practical - Not at all ( I may have a wee problem with buying cars)
  • Appreciate Tesla, but don't feel good about the value given the pricing, quality and Musk's behavior - Would never buy a Tesla. I can't stand Musk.
  • Previous cars were German - No - never had a VW until this year. I recently bought a Tiguan and of course the ID 4. My last daily driver was a Chevy Bolt.
  • Definitely want to end our reliance on fossil fuels.
 
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Hey this is just for fun but I want to see if this is right. I'm guessing the majority of ID4 owners and interested buyers in the USA are:
  • Mostly male
  • In their 50's or over
  • Professional, lots of engineers, especially in IT
  • Super practical
  • Appreciate Tesla, but don't feel good about the value given the pricing, quality and Musk's behavior
  • Previous cars were German
Can all of you chime in? Hopefully, I'm totally wrong and its a much broader group.
 

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Not so- female in 70s, drove Volvos forever. But when I was approaching 160k on my XC70 and too many winters on salty VT roads, ! knew my next car would be electric. Musk is too much of an overgrown boy, and too egotistical. Besides I live in a small town where only car dealer is a VW dealer. Love my iD4 AWD. Will see how I do thru my first winter with it.
 

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Hey this is just for fun but I want to see if this is right. I'm guessing the majority of ID4 owners and interested buyers in the USA are:
  • Mostly male
  • In their 50's or over
  • Professional, lots of engineers, especially in IT
  • Super practical
  • Appreciate Tesla, but don't feel good about the value given the pricing, quality and Musk's behavior
  • Previous cars were German
Can all of you chime in? Hopefully, I'm totally wrong and its a much broader group.
Speaking for myself:
  • Male
  • Age 69 when I took possession of my 2021 id.4 Pro S in December 2021.
  • 1975 B.S. Mechanical Engineering & Aerospace Sciences.
  • More practical than not.
  • Test drove a Model Y and (technically) think it is superior to the id.4 in nearly EVERY area where it can be measured . . . but by my estimate, at the end of 3 years, the id.4 "total cost of ownership" is $30,000. LESS.
  • For the last 20 years I've been driving a 2000 Porsche 986 Boxster, but I like my id.4 so much I'm preparing the Boxster for SALE.
 

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Hey this is just for fun but I want to see if this is right. I'm guessing the majority of ID4 owners and interested buyers in the USA are:
  • Mostly male
  • In their 50's or over
  • Professional, lots of engineers, especially in IT
  • Super practical
  • Appreciate Tesla, but don't feel good about the value given the pricing, quality and Musk's behavior
  • Previous cars were German
Can all of you chime in? Hopefully, I'm totally wrong and its a much broader group.
Dead on for me (except previous German car) but my wife loves the ID4 and she is none of the above. She loves the car because it is a luxury SUV with great features and super comfort.
 

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Hey this is just for fun but I want to see if this is right. I'm guessing the majority of ID4 owners and interested buyers in the USA are:
  • Mostly male
  • In their 50's or over
  • Professional, lots of engineers, especially in IT
  • Super practical
  • Appreciate Tesla, but don't feel good about the value given the pricing, quality and Musk's behavior
  • Previous cars were German
Can all of you chime in? Hopefully, I'm totally wrong and its a much broader group.
Female
way over 50, like 82!
retired from mandatory homemaking and professional work
VW driver since '82
determined to retire fossil fuel however I can
musk? Hmmm
dislike my big ID.4 FE but love passing gas stations
 

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The OP's profile fits like a glove that's missing a finger. I owned a '77 Scirocco that was end-of-life at 5 years old and have owned reliable Japanese cars that lasted longer than I wanted to drive them since then. Except for that Ford Contour which I regretted buying. Fingers crossed that this variance from my usual buying patten doesn't bite me in the a$$!
 
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The OP's profile fits like a glove that's missing a finger. I owned a '77 Scirocco that was end-of-life at 5 years old and have owned reliable Japanese cars that lasted longer than I wanted to drive them since then. Except for that Ford Contour which I regretted buying. Fingers crossed that this variance from my usual buying patten doesn't bite me in the a$$!
My first car was a ‘76 Scirocco. I loved that car, but by the time I took possessiong, it was a money pit.
 

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My Mercury Mystique (fancy Ford Contour) was the accursed vehicle. People hit it 3 times, multiple recalls, ate tires, accelerated like an arthritic turtle, left tail light was hard to see, paint peeled off if the hood etc.
 

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Female. Over 60. Former architect Currently Educational technologist (IT-ish) Super practical? I’d say teachable (ID4 teaches me) Previous cars all German (90% VWs) No interest in sharing Elon’s dreams; haven’t met a Tesla owner I’d want to get to know yet; but plenty of interesting non-Tesla EV owners out there
Hey this is just for fun but I want to see if this is right. I'm guessing the majority of ID4 owners and interested buyers in the USA are:
  • Mostly male
  • In their 50's or over
  • Professional, lots of engineers, especially in IT
  • Super practical
  • Appreciate Tesla, but don't feel good about the value given the pricing, quality and Musk's behavior
  • Previous cars were German
Can all of you chime in? Hopefully, I'm totally wrong and its a much broader group.
 

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Female, 70, retired SW engineer, practical, no interest in Tesla or Musk. My first 2 cars were VW beetles, followed by Hondas and Saturns. My last car pre ID.4 was an ‘03 Pontiac Vibe (Toyota Matrix in disguise). I loved that car but don’t regret my Id.4 purchase at all.
 

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So yes
  • I am male
  • Im in my mid 60's
  • Professional was in IT and innovation
  • Too practical
  • Appreciate Tesla, but don't feel good about the value given the pricing, quality, no Apple Car Play or poor cell phone integration. In terms of Musk never will buy a TESLA now that he let TRUMP ON TWITTER. What is he thinking? Also trying to negotiate an end the Ukranian war... Stick to building products or space ships.
  • I bought a BMW 7 series and hated it!!! I surprised I bought German again after that experience
Can all of you chime in? Hopefully, I'm totally wrong and it's a much broader group.
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So yes
  • I am male
  • Im in my mid 60's
  • Professional was in IT and innovation
  • Too practical
  • Appreciate Tesla, but don't feel good about the value given the pricing, quality, no Apple Car Play or poor cell phone integration. In terms of Musk never will buy a TESLA now that he let TRUMP ON TWITTER. What is he thinking? Also trying to negotiate an end the Ukranian war... Stick to building products or space ships.
  • I bought a BMW 7 series and hated it!!! I surprised I bought German again after that experience
Can all of you chime in? Hopefully, I'm totally wrong and it's a much broader group.
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I've owned a VW Vanagon and a Jetta, two Mercedes and three Porsches. IMO, they were all excellent cars. I even sold two of them for a profit. I'll take German engineering over Asian and American, even though they usually cost more. As previously mentioned, "You usually get what you pay for.":cool: YMMV.
 

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Am I really that predictable?
  • Mostly male -Yup
  • In their 50's or over - 64 (wow, when did that happen)
  • Professional, lots of engineers, especially in IT - Software Engineer (retired)
  • Super practical - I'm a sailor, 'nuff said.
  • Appreciate Tesla, but don't feel good about the value given the pricing, quality and Musk's behavior - Drove an M3, did not like the interior. Was set for a Volvo XC 40 till I stepped in the ProS ID.4 AWD. It ticked all my boxes.
  • Previous cars were German - mostly. 3 VW's, 1 Porsche and an Audi Q5. Over the years - Mini Cooper (original), Saab, Jaguar, Lexus and Subaru.
  • Nice to no longer be in thrall to big oil.
 

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Hey this is just for fun but I want to see if this is right. I'm guessing the majority of ID4 owners and interested buyers in the USA are:
  • Mostly male
  • In their 50's or over
  • Professional, lots of engineers, especially in IT
  • Super practical
  • Appreciate Tesla, but don't feel good about the value given the pricing, quality and Musk's behavior
  • Previous cars were German
Can all of you chime in? Hopefully, I'm totally wrong and its a much broader group.
Male
64
Physicist
frugal and practical
Considered Tesla Model Y but price just kept escalating. Musk hadn't gone fully cookoo when I ordered the ID.4 a year ago, but now glad I didn't give him more money (although I do own a few shares of Tesla, that have tanked quite a bit lately).
Never had a German car before: Rambler, Chevy Impala, Honda Civic, Honda Civic wagon, Pontiac Aztek, Chevy Bolt EV, VW ID.4. I actually consider the VW a bit of a luxury. The Bolt does 95% of what I need at half the price. I only wanted the ID.4 to replace my wife's 2000 Nissan Xterra so it needed AWD and high ground clearance. Faster charging was a plus, but the bigger battery to charge reduces that value somewhat. Lower efficiency of the VW is a minus too.
 

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Yes to all except the most of my previous cars being German. I think 2 of my dozen or so cars have been German. Otherwise, your list is like looking in the mirror. My wife and I were about to buy a Model Y last July, when Musk started putting on his leather jacket for his big shark jump. I’m still waiting for it, but I wasn’t in a big hurry anyway. I’m 50, what’s the hurry?
 
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