Automobiles have become an integral part of our society. Intended to be used as a tool to get from point A to point B cars have extended their use in today’s society.This article discusses a few points on car selection and personality. Cars have long stopped being tools that get us from one point to another and have transformed into status symbols and reflect the driver’s values and personality.
Mid-size cars popularly known as intermediates or large family cars, generally designed for families that have young children. These cars are perfect for short commutes such as going grocery shopping, taking the kids to school and bringing them back from visiting the convenience store at night. These vehicles are not flashy, and are usually high-rated for safety.
These vehicles generally define convenience and are most common among married couples and single mothers and fathers.
Muscle cars such as the old Firebird, Mustang, Camaro and Challenger usually show off a combination of gender identity, control, power and impulse control. These vehicles are usually referred to as high-performance vehicles and are durable and have exceptionally powerful engines.
A large engine is placed into a 2-door, rear-wheel drive full-size or mid-size vehicle. These vehicles generally define power and are most common among car enthusiasts and people who appreciate powerful sounds from the engine and exhaust. They care about power above all else, willing to spend more on gas for it.
Luxury vehicles are the most expensive cars of all and usually come equipped with many additional and extra features that cannot be found in ordinary cars. These vehicles are typically for people who make plenty of money and use it to enjoy the luxuries of life, even in their selection of vehicles. The people who purchase luxury vehicles don’t worry about practicality, fuel-efficiency and convenience.
All they care about is the latest upgrades their money can buy to make the driving experience in the vehicle more relaxing, comfortable, and decadent. In short, luxury vehicles show off your need for status, extravagance and uniqueness.
Often people judge a person by the car they drive. If you are stepping out a Bentley for example, you would garner much respect from just about anyone who witnesses you getting out of the car.
The condition and look of your car has extended the mantra of your discipline being reflected on how your wear your clothes. Being seen parking a dirty car is the equivalent to going to the office in a disheveled suit. Analogously, alighting from an impeccably detailed car is the prim and proper look that many office executives are known for.
In fact nowadays what you drive adds more to your reputation than what you wear. Studies have shown than rides reflect more of the personality of the person than clothes. Cars have ceased becoming tools and have transcended into the realm of lifestyle.
Playboys want fast looking coupes while daddies are opting to get minivans. Buicks are said to cater to the less internet savvy drivers compared to Honda which has an overwhelmingly digital age buyer group.
This trend even goes to driving tendencies. Sports cars owners tend to be a little less patient on the stop light than station wagon drivers. The gigantic proportions of some SUVs tend to make their owners bully smaller sized vehicles in rush hour traffic.
Brands like Lexus are tend to be bought by wealth and well educated owners. Aside from that demographic the brand caters mostly to married couples. This reflects stability and a more settled down personality for the buyers.