Priceonomics, an innovative online price guide for just about everything, shared their findings on the best markets for expensive, cheap, big, small and foreign cars
People have vastly different car budgets by geography. In Salt Lake City, the median price of a used car for sale is $13,900 while in Allentown, PA it's only $5,400. The cities that buy the most foreign cars aren't even necessarily the ones that rank high in the Median Price Index. Oklahoma City, for example, buys mostly American cars and its citizens have the fifth most expensive taste in cars.
We thought it would be interesting to see where Hummers and Priuses were popular. After all, both elicit strong emotions in people (see SouthPark's "Smug Alert" regarding San Francisco and Prius-owners).
The Prius is most popular in large cities in California like LA and San Francisco. Allentown PA is the Hummer Capital of the US (it was also coincidentally the "Least Hipster City in America" in an earlier analysis).
Because Subaru's are known as being popular among outdoors enthusiasts, we looked where they rank highly:
Burlington, Vermont, likes Subarus way better than everyone else in America. Congratulations on your ruggedness!