I’ve been enjoying the different takes on who drive what kind of car. Seems like it’s a very regional and generational issue. Coming from a town that had 5 divisions of GM represented when I was a kid. GM cars ruled the roost and foreign cars were for counter-culture types and professors. Trucks were for farmers. Japanese cars were non-existent. That changed through the 80’s because even the most stalwart couldn’t deal with GM’s bad quality.
These days, it is hard to categorize my hometown by cars since GM is all but gone from that town and people drive a wide range of stuff.
Southern Florida, by contrast, used to be defined by, retirees in huge GM cars on the Gulf coast, retirees in Huge Ford cars on the east coast and everybody else driving cheap Japanese cars except for the landscapers and farmers. They drive jacked up 3/4 ton diesel trucks.
Now the cheap Japanese cars have been totally replaced by cheap Korean cars. The retirees mostly drive Mercedes. Kids living in Grandma’s Florida house drive really beat-down old Crown Vickies or Mercury Grand Marquis that were parked in Granny’s garage.