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I helped convince a coworker to buy a GM

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One of my coworkers has been looking to buy an SUV and instead of a Toyota, I convinced him that a Chevy TrailBlazer was a bargain and a good choice instead of a Highlander or 4Runner... After checking Consumer Reports, etc and test driving a few, he bought a used '05 with 12k miles for $20k. (now he's probably the only 30yr old Indian programmer in Denver driving a Chevy (no kidding-- 99% of software developers from India I know drive Toyotas--not a stereotype)
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One of my coworkers has been looking to buy an SUV and instead of a Toyota, I  convinced him that a Chevy TrailBlazer was a bargain and a good choice instead of a Highlander or 4Runner...

After checking Consumer Reports, etc and test driving a few, he bought a used '05 with 12k miles for $20k.
(now he's probably the only 30yr old Indian programmer in Denver driving a Chevy (no kidding-- 99% of software developers from India I know drive Toyotas--not a stereotype)

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76% of statistics are made up. do you really know 100 or more software developers from india?
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76% of statistics are made up.  do you really know 100 or more software developers from india?


At least 100...I've been in the software business 10 years, and worked with a lot of people from all over--esp. Indians here on H1-B visas... inevitably,when we talk cars, it comes to Toyota (a few Honda and Nissan). I have a lot of Indian friends in the biz and they agree that Toyota is an easy choice for people when they come to the US..

The 99% is an overly high guesstimate, of course, but Toyota definitely seems to be in the majority based on my observations of this demographic.. Edited by moltar
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Um... uh... I helped convince my grandma to buy a Cobalt in the summer. Uh... yeah, that has been pretty much it. Nobody, especially my parents really take anything I say seriously. Because of that we are stuck with a POS, my aunt is stuck with a POS, and others never really looked for my opinion. I, ofcourse, am the only one who knows crap because of the internet, magazines, and my ever-growing love of automobiles.... but no, I'm 16, I know crap.
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How is granny liking her Cobalt so far, Vipes?
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Oh... she loves it. No comlaints so far and has had no problems... well, almost. She had some trouble with the gas cap since she's used to older style ones. But hell, even I couldn't figure it out at first... :P
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Hmm... our neighbors are Indian. They have an LS400, ES300, and Town Car... I suppose that counts as Toyota, or at least two of them.
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At least 100...I've been in the software business 10 years, and worked with a lot of people from all over--esp.  Indians here on H1-B visas... inevitably,when we talk cars, it comes to Toyota (a few Honda and Nissan). I have a lot of Indian friends in the biz and they agree that Toyota is an easy choice for people when they come to the US..

The 99% is an overly high guesstimate, of course, but Toyota definitely seems to be in the majority based on my observations of this demographic..

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damn, and i was going to make a joke along the lines of "how is it that a fraction of a person you know owns a toyota".

ten years, eh? i haven't quite been around the biz that long, but i've been around disproportionately fewer people overall! what do you do?
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I told a co-worker to look at a G6 when he was ready to ditch his Alero (he grew to hate) before he went to buy an Accord. He actually didn't make it to the Honda dealership and has a G6 now. Prior to that my pop was looking at Buicks, 300M's and Camry's, none impressing him enough till I got him to look at an Aurora.
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