I guess it matters how close you are with your neighbor...I got the nosey vibe, hence the title of the thread.I don't think much of this question at all and would easily discuss that with my neighbor, in fact I have both my jeep and his Tesla as well as other cars we have had, I also asked him about an in-ground pool when we were putting that in to help gauge a fair price.
Maybe I'm just rude or it is a regional thing as it really doesn't seem like an odd question to me
That’s actually the best way to answer it...”Depending on options...30 to 60k”.sharing information is a hugely cultural thing; entirely OK in some, but strictly verboten in others.
personally, i'm comfortable with curiosity, and don't see it as "nosey".
if someone is curious enough to ask, i'll tell them the ballpark pricing (because there are HUGE variables), and if they're more curious i'll tell them the best way to get the best pricing i know of. hopefully they'd do the same for me.
You absolutely should keep your financial stuff private and it’s nobody’s business how you spend your money. As a boomer I am amazed how many millennials put their private info and entire life activities on social media for all to see. It sounds like you are being wise. My perspective for what it’s worth - so what if somebody judges you - you can’t control other people anyway. Their problem, not yours. Life is too short to worry about the opinions of others - unless they are the opinions of those you value and trust.As a millennial I get asked that and how much I make a lot by boomers. It’s only asked for one reason. To Judge you. With this info they want to be able to assess a new purchase and say, he has enough, he can afford it or he doesn’t have enough, why is he spending that. It’s a control thing. I keep my income and expenses 100% private.
Beemers have been the brass ring vehicle of choice for many generations of engineers here in socal. When I was young and accelerating my income most of my peers were buying new cars. I sold my only decent car at the time, bought a Pinto and a Pitts biplane (an aerobatic airplane). Looking back, that was taking on a lot of risk. LOLI think it depends who ask. When I bought my M2 some coworkers ask how much it was, but we all work in the same profession, and talk about car costs all the time. It's the same way with friends.
A young stranger at the gas station, ask me how much it cost, and when I told him he seemed irritated. He told me I could have bought an M4 for that. I explained to him that after adding the options I had on my M2 the M4 would have cost a lot more. I don't really care for these types of conversations because it's ignorant, and comes off kind of rude. From my experience this is how it goes with total strangers.
No one has ask me the cost of my Jeep, but maybe that's because it's a lowly sport, LOL. They do compliment me on how it looks.