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As a status symbol, work animal

Seestrasse Herrliberg, shortly after 18 clock. This is no time to go here to walk, to drive. Most drivers sit alone in the car, many in a big one: BMW X3, Hummer, Jeep Cherokee. Every fifth vehicle is a so-called SUV, a "Sport Utility Vehicle".

The high density of SUVs on the case also to him daily, says town clerk Pius Rüdisüli. In the morning, as a rule, formed the right queues in front of the schools. Herrliberg is on a slope, but for this it need not really such an off-roader. "These are status symbols," says Rüdisüli.

status icons are in gold coast communities, especially popular. In herrliberg on most SUV's and site are in the cantonal comparison of the inhabitants of the luxury class cars reported. In the Erlenbach, Küsnacht, Zollikon, and miles they are often. This shows an evaluation of data of the Federal office for roads.

Especially popular with the BMW brand. Of at least 80'000 Swiss francs expensive X5 at the top of the list in herrliberg, followed by X3 and X1. These models would be most in demand, confirms an employee of the car count in miles, the most well-known BMW dealer in the Region. "Our customers explicitly ask for it," he says.

In the area could afford many of these cars. "For them, the consumption is often secondary," says the seller. He also, however, highlights the sense of security and the storage space as a reason to buy. And the slightly smaller model X1 to be popular with older people because they could more easily get in and out of elevated Position a good view to have.

the terrain is not a Popular car but only in herrliberg. Overall, are registered in the Canton of 114'000 vehicles of this type, which accounts for approximately 16 percent of all the cars. Just looking at the luxury models, the regional municipality of Bach at the top: 580 inhabitants 83 piece come.

parish President Emanuel Hunziker has an explanation for this: "The houses are located in Bach in the valley, around the hillside," he says. Also, there were numerous farms in the area. This also shows: off-roader not an off roader. In Bach's not a BMW, but with 38'000 Swiss francs cheaper car: the Subaru Forester dominated. All-terrain vehicles, which are primarily commercial vehicles, says Hunziker. "A Porsche Cayenne I have seen in Bach's anyway, never."

in the municipality of fish contained in the site is the density of cars is high. 2500 inhabitants 353 SUV come. And here they are for usefulness instead of for Lifestyle, says parish President Barbara Dillier. "You can see many of these cars here that you have seen the site already."

And this was often rough and mountainous. With the schnebel horn, the highest elevation in the Canton is situated on the municipal territory. And just in higher elevations, some roads were not paved. To the numerous farmers, craftsmen, hunters, and foresters in any Terrain and in any weather could continue to move, they needed a stable, high-performance cars with four-wheel drive, says Dillier. But also the people who lived in the outside, woke up, had to rely on all-terrain vehicles. Often there are the latest models.

The confirmed Patric Güntensberger, co-owner of the Oberhof garage in fish contained, and the only official Subaru dealer in the area. The sale of new cars was manageable. Nevertheless, A good car is to him that the Subaru Forester dominate: "that," he says.

Created: 03.12.2019, 22:46 PM

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