Why Poor People Drive Expensive Cars

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In London’s exclusive enclave of Hampstead, a leafy sprawl of detached houses with U-shaped driveways and neat front gardens, you’ll find luxury cars like Range Rovers, Teslas and the occasional Porsche dotted around, but also more modest vehicles like Minis and Volkswagen Golfs.

Walk just a mile or so further, among the social housing projects of historically poor Harlesden and you’ll be surprised…