10 Best-Selling Cars in America's Wealthiest ZIP Codes
8. Palm Beach, Fla., 33480
Average income: $566,000
Top car: Mercedes-Benz E Class
One ride down Worth Avenue or past the Breakers and Mar-A-Lago is all drivers need to see how this notoriously conservative old-money town spends liberally. The tricked-out E Class is a middle-class car here, with the $95,375 Mercedes-Benz S-Class selling the second-most cars in town and the BMW X5 ($58,595) designated as the SUV of choice for the grocery-getting, child-collecting help of the local gentry.
7. Greenwich, Conn., 06831
Average income: $644,000
Top car: Jeep Wrangler
Yes, Greenwich has mansions, clubs, sweater vests and hedge fund money, but its love of the Jeep Wrangler suggests there's still some old Greenwich restraint at play. Not simply a plaything tucked away in some McMegaMansion garage, the Wrangler is a direct descendant of the Volvo wagons and wood-sided grocery getters that were once all too familiar here. Greenwich's opulence was once carefully obscured by wood-paneled rec rooms and modestly upmarket family vehicles. This is a town where the moneymakers still make their own trips to the high-end grocery stores and take kids to lacrosse practice. The '90s and 2000s boom years brought in more luxury SUVs such as the No. 2 Lexus RX and No. 3 BMW X5, but a post-crisis culture that frowned on flaunting brought back Greenwich's reserved nature and made the No. 4 Jeep Grand Cherokee ($30,120) a fixture in the Whole Foods(WFM) parking lot.