Poll: What age group are you as a future / potential owner in?


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I guess the millennials aren't interested in electric cars or they are broke lol!
What makes you say that? I'm seeing millennials making up over 30% of respondents on this poll (maybe this has changed since you posted?) As a reminder, millennials are currently 24-40 years old! I feel like a lot of older people still think of us as punk kids in our 20s when in reality the majority of us are approaching middle age!
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I wasn’t sure if I was supposed to respond with my physical age or my emotional age ?
 

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I think I’ve realized being on this forum that forums, specifically, are going to generally skew older as they were one of the first of their kind back in the day. I’d venture to guess if you’re under 35, you get your information / community elsewhere.

(also just want to bring this back to the top so more people will fill it out ?)
 

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What makes you say that? I'm seeing millennials making up over 30% of respondents on this poll (maybe this has changed since you posted?) As a reminder, millennials are currently 24-40 years old! I feel like a lot of older people still think of us as punk kids in our 20s when in reality the majority of us are approaching middle age!
Lol, reminds me of a quote I saw on a show the other day. Someone made fun of a girl in her 20s calling her a millennial.

Her response- What? No! Millennials are OLD! They’re like 40! I’m Gen Z baby.
 


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What makes you say that? I'm seeing millennials making up over 30% of respondents on this poll (maybe this has changed since you posted?) As a reminder, millennials are currently 24-40 years old! I feel like a lot of older people still think of us as punk kids in our 20s when in reality the majority of us are approaching middle age!
Age has nothing to do with it. It is how you act toward others that matters. I am 50 and have friends half my age that I get along with great. Some people 50 and older I know are asses to everyone. Some younger people think the world needs to burn if it's not their way.
 

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What makes you say that? I'm seeing millennials making up over 30% of respondents on this poll (maybe this has changed since you posted?) As a reminder, millennials are currently 24-40 years old! I feel like a lot of older people still think of us as punk kids in our 20s when in reality the majority of us are approaching middle age!
Yes, originally this poll skewed toward older people but that has evened out. Ageism/complaining about other generations is a human constant, so don't take it personally. Plato complained that Aristotle was a punk kid that didn't know anything.

Many baby boomers used to think us Gen-Xers were punks and didn't know what we were doing, either - even when we were approaching 40 and had kids, mortgages, and adult responsibilities. By the same token many gen-xers thought of baby boomers as old fuddy-duddies who were closed minded and incapable of adapting to the coming electronics revolution.
 

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Yes, originally this poll skewed toward older people but that has evened out. Ageism/complaining about other generations is a human constant, so don't take it personally. Plato complained that Aristotle was a punk kid that didn't know anything.

Many baby boomers used to think us Gen-Xers were punks and didn't know what we were doing, either - even when we were approaching 40 and had kids, mortgages, and adult responsibilities. By the same token many gen-xers thought of baby boomers as old fuddy-duddies who were closed minded and incapable of adapting to the coming electronics revolution.
this is a great reminder honestly. What has helped me in this realization (specific to this forum, not life ?) is reframing perspective on people’s varying experience and expectation with cars, technology, etc.
 

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I wonder if my age bracket is going ot change before I get my MME...
 

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Yes, originally this poll skewed toward older people but that has evened out. Ageism/complaining about other generations is a human constant, so don't take it personally. Plato complained that Aristotle was a punk kid that didn't know anything.

Many baby boomers used to think us Gen-Xers were punks and didn't know what we were doing, either - even when we were approaching 40 and had kids, mortgages, and adult responsibilities. By the same token many gen-xers thought of baby boomers as old fuddy-duddies who were closed minded and incapable of adapting to the coming electronics revolution.
Very true.

What has made something “a bit different” with Millennials in particular is that unlike Gen X, they aren’t just “younger versions of their parents.”

Even as they age there are still pretty large differences in values and mindsets.

Not right or wrong, just different. I read a great article called “so you’ve hired a millennial, now what?” Talking about how to incentivize and motivate the different generations.

For example: immediate gratification vs delayed.

X and boomers are fine with “work hard now, payoff is later.” Millennials are happier with immediate reward.

Also for Millennials, time is more important than money.

So how does this work? Rather than trying to get them to “work hard now, get paid more later,” you can motivate with “get the job done and take Friday off.”

Gen X and boomer- work hard, build up wealth, retire, buy a beach house, spend all day on the beach.

Millennial- get a job as a lifeguard, spend all day on the beach.

Even as a Gen X, I look at the beach example and go “hmmm…… maybe they’ve got the right idea!”
 

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I was 46 when I filled out this survey. I’m 47 now. Still no car. Oh wait, this isn’t the grumpy thread, sorry
 

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I turn 40 in a few months, I spent less on the car (well I did options cause it’s a 3rd vehicle/luxury) than I have in my various retirement accounts. I definitely take after my Dad with the work hard now it’ll pay off later. But some weeks I need that Friday, my first full vacation day for 2021 is coming up next Friday lol.
I only consider myself a millennial by the strict year definition, most of my friends/buddies are 7-15 years older than me.
 

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ping, to post to recent, since I have created a duplicate thread asking the same thing.
 

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Very true.

What has made something “a bit different” with Millennials in particular is that unlike Gen X, they aren’t just “younger versions of their parents.”

Even as they age there are still pretty large differences in values and mindsets.

Not right or wrong, just different. I read a great article called “so you’ve hired a millennial, now what?” Talking about how to incentivize and motivate the different generations.

For example: immediate gratification vs delayed.

X and boomers are fine with “work hard now, payoff is later.” Millennials are happier with immediate reward.

Also for Millennials, time is more important than money.

So how does this work? Rather than trying to get them to “work hard now, get paid more later,” you can motivate with “get the job done and take Friday off.”

Gen X and boomer- work hard, build up wealth, retire, buy a beach house, spend all day on the beach.

Millennial- get a job as a lifeguard, spend all day on the beach.

Even as a Gen X, I look at the beach example and go “hmmm…… maybe they’ve got the right idea!”
Very interesting, I can relate.

As someone who works in the healthcare sector, I could make more $$ in private practice, but I'd have to spend ~30% to 40% more time on it. I prefer to earn less, but have a lot more free time for my wife and self.

Other thing to consider for Millenials (currently 26 - 41 years of age approx.), there is an increasing trend towards delaying having children to use the money and time for other purposes such as buying a house (crazy expensive nowadays) or treating themselves (MME yay!). Not suprisingly, per this poll, they occupy 33% of MME buyers which is a lot given how expensive these vehicles are.
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