Goodbye Kids Halloo BMW 7 Series

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by: Dick Stroud

How do US parents fill the lost delights of having their children living at home? It seems as if they get down to the car dealer and buy themselves a hot car.

Half of boomer households already own three or more vehicles, and that percentage is expected to increase.

The third car, the study says, is likely to be "aspirational," a car that reflects individual style.

What are these people currently buying? The list of cars for which more than one-third of buyers are ages 45 to 55 includes the Lexus SC series, the BMW 7 series, the Porsche Cayman and the Chevrolet Corvette.