This article from the Contra Costa Times (SF Bay Area of CA) shows the CONTINUAL perception that Landlords are RICH.
The second paragraph points out that the Marin County (very RICH) retired architect drives to his Port Richmond (very POOR) rental properties in a Mercedes.....can I get a little Janis Joplin here!
...so while the 74 year old retired Marin architect can certainly drive whatever car he wants for FUN....maybe he should have a 10 year old “beater” truck with good tires and locking doors to go collect his rent in Port Richmond.
From my FIRST day as a property manager, I was cautious of what type of car I drove. Normally I would have 2 cars - FUN and WORK - and when time$ were tight, I had only the WORK car....and YES! when I was renting high-rise condo units in Hawaii (prospect client would never see my car), I drove a Mercedes...I traded it for a Datsun (Nissan) station wagon when my husband and I re-located to NoCA in the early 80s
So NOW?.....my WORK car is a 3 year old LEXUS RX....and my FUN (dog car) is a 4 year old LEXUS IS that I can still carry signs in the trunk if needed.