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Best-sellers in wealthy neighborhoods

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Published on Wed, Aug 8, 2012

By: The LACar Editorial Staff

The Mercedes E-Class topped the survey, but guess what else did?

“If you think Jaguars, Bentleys, and Maseratis dominate the roads of America’s richest cities, think again,” says Shadee Malekafzli of TrueCar. That’s because the company just completed a study that examined the car buying preferences of residents in the 10 wealthiest zip codes in the United States. Mercedes topped the list in more than one neighborhood, but two affluent cities purchased the Toyota Prius more than any other vehicle. There are other surprises as well in the study. Here are the highlights from the TrueCar report: No. 10: Ross, California – 94957 Average Income: $497,000 Notable Resident: Huey Lewis 1 Toyota Prius 2 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 3 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 4 BMW 335 5 BMW X5 No. 9: Medina, Washington – 98039 Average Income: $506,000 Notable Residents: Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos (founder of 1 Land Rover Range Rover Sport 2 Toyota Sienna 3 Lexus RX 4 Honda Odyssey Minivan 5 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class No. 8: Palm Beach, Florida – 33480 Average Income: $566,000 Notable Residents: Donald Trump, Ann Coulter, Rush Limbaugh 1 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 3 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4 Lexus ES 5 BMW X5

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Jeep Wrangler

No. 7: Greenwich, Connecticut – 06831 Average Income: $644,000 Notable Residents: Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Mel Gibson, Tommy Hilfiger, Frank and Kathie Lee Gifford. 1 Jeep Wrangler 2 Lexus RX 3 BMW X5 4 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5 Mercedes-Benz E-Class No. 6: New Vernon, New Jersey – 07976 Average Income: $749,000 Notable Residents: Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge (daughter of William Avery Rockefeller, Jr.), Eric Mangini (Former New York Jets/Cleveland Browns head coach), C Cornell Remsen Jr. (former VP of ITT), Kerry Kittles (Nets) 1 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2 BMW 328 3 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4 Lexus RX 5 BMW 535

Immensely popular in wealthy neighborhoods

No. 5: Century City, California – 90067 Average Income: $751,000 Notable Residents: MGM, CAA, 20th Century Fox 1 Toyota Prius 2 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 3 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4 BMW 328 5 Volkswagen Jetta No. 4: Atherton, California – 94027 Average Income: $768,000 Notable Residents: Sheryl Sandberg (COO Facebook), Joe Montana, Meg Whitman, Charles R. Schwab 1 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2 Toyota Prius 3 Porsche Panamera 4 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 5 Mercedes-Benz S-Class No. 3: Downtown Chicago, Illinois – 60604 Average Income: $782,000 Notable Residents: Kirby Puckett, Pete Wentz, R. Kelly, James Belushi, Steve Carrell, Tina Fey, Amy and David Sedaris 1 Volkswagen Jetta 2 Honda CR-V 3 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4 Toyota Camry 5 Honda Civic No. 2: Fisher Island, Florida – 33109 Average Income: $1,531,000 Notable Residents: The Vanderbilts, Andre Agassi, Julia Roberts, Jim Carey, Oprah Winfrey 1 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 3 Land Rover Range Rover Sport 4 BMW X5 5 Porsche Panamera No. Manhattan, New York – 10274 Average Income: $5,711,000 Notable Residents: Spike Lee, Liza Minnelli, Kevin Spacey, Kelly Ripa, Zac Posen, Anderson Cooper, Deepak Chopra 1 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2 BMW X5 3 Honda Accord 4 BMW 328 5 Honda CR-V

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Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Methodology: Wealthiest Zips data based on IRS Tax table. Filtered for zip codes with a thousand returns or more. If the particular zip code didn’t have a large enough sample size, it was expanded to include surrounding zip codes. Zip codes are in the file that are associated to the location. For more information about the report, click here.

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