Taycan buyers: what is your financial means? [anonymous]

What is your annual income, including investment income?

  • Under $250K

    Votes: 7 31.8%
  • $250K-$500k

    Votes: 3 13.6%
  • $500K-$1MM

    Votes: 3 13.6%
  • $1MM-$1.5MM

    Votes: 2 9.1%
  • $1.5MM-$2MM

    Votes: 1 4.5%
  • Over $2MM

    Votes: 2 9.1%
  • I’m not comfortable answering

    Votes: 4 18.2%

  • Total voters
    22

Dave T

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 14, 2020
Messages
78
Reaction score
16
Location
Boston
Vehicles
BMW 550, Taycan Turbo (ordered)
Very personal question, I know. But this is an anonymous survey. My Taycan will be by far the most expensive car I’ve bought, after 30 years of BMW 5s. I’m curious about who puts that type of investment in such a car. Is your taycan a financial stretch, but an indulgence that’s worth the cost to you? Or is the price mere pocket change?
 

TAYC4N

Well-Known Member
First Name
AM
Joined
Nov 24, 2019
Messages
68
Reaction score
35
Location
London UK
Vehicles
Taycan 4S
Im not sure anyone will want to disclose this on a public forum especially when the poll tells you peoples usernames!
 

domin1720

Well-Known Member
First Name
Mike
Joined
Apr 18, 2019
Messages
85
Reaction score
142
Location
Michigan
Vehicles
2017 macan gts
Very personal question, I know. But this is an anonymous survey. My Taycan will be by far the most expensive car I’ve bought, after 30 years of BMW 5s. I’m curious about who puts that type of investment in such a car. Is your taycan a financial stretch, but an indulgence that’s worth the cost to you? Or is the price mere pocket change?
respectfully i don't want to know what others make and they don't need to know what I make. Completely irrelevant and private.
 
OP

Dave T

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 14, 2020
Messages
78
Reaction score
16
Location
Boston
Vehicles
BMW 550, Taycan Turbo (ordered)
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #4
respectfully i don't want to know what others make and they don't need to know what I make. Completely irrelevant and private.
Apologies if you think this is inappropriate. I can delete if that’s what people feel. I’m just trying to do an anonymous survey. Nobody can see your answers.
 

louv

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 6, 2019
Messages
300
Reaction score
1,113
Location
Maine
Vehicles
Porsche Taycan Turbo, Mercedes Sprinter RV, BMW K1600GT
OP

Dave T

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 14, 2020
Messages
78
Reaction score
16
Location
Boston
Vehicles
BMW 550, Taycan Turbo (ordered)
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #6
There is no such thing as Anonymous anymore.
I don’t really see a hacker hacking into the site and seeing your answer, which isn’t even stored, and then somehow figuring out who you are. I work in IT and know a bit about how these things work. And then what would they even do with that information? But if this survey upsets people I will take it down. I’ll give it a bit and see what people say.
 

TAYC4N

Well-Known Member
First Name
AM
Joined
Nov 24, 2019
Messages
68
Reaction score
35
Location
London UK
Vehicles
Taycan 4S
You don't work in IT you are a tax inspector :D
 

Reg

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 17, 2019
Messages
236
Reaction score
298
Location
California
Vehicles
MB
Not sure this gives any insight. I am paying for the Taycan by selling some stock, so if one would only look at my income and investment income, one would conclude it was a stretch purchase, when it fact it wasn't at all.

edit. although it is none of my business, i would be more interested in knowing if this was a stretch purchase. In the early days of Tesla, the "Tesla stretch" was a thing and justified with savings on gas and maintenance and saving the planet. Of course, they would have been better off just buying the stock if they believed in the mission so much ;) ,
 

HK111

Well-Known Member
First Name
Henrik
Joined
Oct 25, 2019
Messages
80
Reaction score
115
Location
Germany
Vehicles
Taycan 4S, Corvette C7 Stingray, Mercedes GL 320, Mercedes V 4Matic
Hello, I think it is perfectly ok to have such a questionnaire. I was just a bit surprised that "under $250k" you have only one income bracket, that tells you something about the buyer's structure...
 

SFEVER

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 4, 2020
Messages
76
Reaction score
59
Location
San Francisco
Vehicles
Porsche Taycan 4S (ordered), Audi eTron, BMW i3S, Hyundai Kona EV
Apologies if you think this is inappropriate. I can delete if that’s what people feel. I’m just trying to do an anonymous survey. Nobody can see your answers.
How did your ordering of your T4S go? Did your dealer give you a delivery date yet?
 
OP

Dave T

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 14, 2020
Messages
78
Reaction score
16
Location
Boston
Vehicles
BMW 550, Taycan Turbo (ordered)
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #11
It’s a little vague, but I think June.
 

Friedrich

Well-Known Member
First Name
Friedrich
Joined
Apr 30, 2019
Messages
183
Reaction score
165
Location
Atlanta
Vehicles
Future: 2020 Porsche Taycan, 2022 Tesla Y; Current: Boxster S, Acura MDX; Past: 66 VW Beetle, 82 Porsche SC Targa, 91 Acura NSX, 98 Porsche Carrera Cabr, 2002 Porsche Carrera Cabr, 2004 Porsche Cayenne S
Hello, I think it is perfectly ok to have such a questionnaire. I was just a bit surprised that "under $250k" you have only one income bracket, that tells you something about the buyer's structure...
This is obviously a personal question and in most countries, it is not appropriate to discuss income. Having said that, looking at the responses so far, it reflects the level of enthusiasm people can have for a car. Depending on where you live, 30 to 60% of income can be eaten up by income tax. So AFTER tax income for someone that makes say $200k, can leave some one with disposable income of only 90k to $140k. That means a Taycan could be one to two years of disposable income. WOW!! Gotta love the car!! In the USA, the average household income of a new car buyer is $81k, with the average car being $38k with car loans now going up 5, 6 and 7 years, so on the average, people buy a car that is less than half a years income.
 

charliemathilde

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 11, 2019
Messages
286
Reaction score
227
Location
CA
Vehicles
911
It’s pretty clear the taycan is driving new interest in Porsche. I think they said approx half the reservations were from people who didn’t own a Porsche.
 

struther

Member
First Name
Brad
Joined
Jan 16, 2020
Messages
17
Reaction score
9
Location
Toronto
Vehicles
Nissan GTR, Nissan 350z
This will be my first Porsche. I wanted my next car to be an EV and fell in love with the Mission E. Never thought I would be a Porsche owner. I didn’t want a Tesla as I see them everywhere. Nice cars and they blazed the trail, but I wanted something a little more refined. It was down to the Audi Etron GT and the Taycan - Taycan won since it will be available first. Price is up there with all of the options, but I think I can make it work.
 

Top