Some people say you are what you eat, but others would argue that you are much more what you drive. According to etiquette expert William Hanson, the vehicle your drive reveals a lot about you and your social position to others. So you might want to know what messages you’re sending out with your car and if they are beneficial to you or not. Here’s a rundown on what your car may be saying about you.
What the Make of Your Car Says About You
Cadillac: A Cadillac driver is considered to be one who has class. These drivers are stylish and have good taste in just about everything.
Toyota: Toyota drivers like to stay on the safe side. This is often the first choice of vehicle for new drivers or those who really don’t have a preference for any other particular make of car.
Mercedes: This car has rejuvenated its image and is becoming more appealing to young trendsetters and hip jet setters. So if you drive a new model Mercedes, you have an image of success.
Ford: Of course it will depend on the model. If you ride a Galaxy, for example, it could show that you’re efficient and dependable. If you’re not sure which is the right car for you, can check out these reviews of models by Ford until you find the one that you feel suits your personality and character.
Honda: People who drive a Honda are generally married or in a long-term relationship employed and have a mainly left-wing political leaning.
Lexus: Lexus drivers are usually men or older retired people who seek status. They are highly educated people who earn a high income.
What the Model of Your Car Says About You
Sports Car: Sports car drivers are adventure seekers, always looking for the next thrill. These are highly strung people who have a good education and can often be over-achievers.
Smart Car: These drivers tend to be eco-aware and concerned about reducing their carbon footprint. They favor areas of high urban density and see their cars as a practical tool rather than a status symbol.
Minivan/Van: One British study showed that minivan drivers tend to be calm knights of the road and like to socialize. They enjoy driving and are more likely to be female, homemakers and middle aged.
SUV: Less environmentally minded, these drivers like to travel short distances in their vehicle but like to travel in comfort. They are most commonly 30 plus suburbanites with kids.
Pickup Truck: Pickup drivers tend to prefer living outside of high-density areas, off the beaten path. They often tend to be workaholics and are usually middle income with a service related job.
What the Color of Your Car Says About You
Red: Red car owners tend to come across as being more aggressive, something of a provocateur. This is a strong color and commands attention, so if your car is red, you’re probably an outgoing individual who like to be the center of attention.
Blue: Blue car drivers wish to appear cool, calm and collected. The darker the shade of blue, the more honor and uprightness the driver has.
Black: Drivers of black cars tend to be sophisticated, successful and mature. They give the impression of being urbane and complex. They often work in the world of business where an elegant look is crucial.
White: Like in other aspects of life, in cars white symbolizes purity and perfections, with a healthy dose of peace thrown in. White care owners tend to be meticulous and perfectionist unless their car is showing signs of grime.
Silver: A silver car driver shows class and sophistication. This driver is business-savvy, practical and knowledgeable. He or she has good taste but may harbor a tendency to work too hard.
Gray: This a color of compromise. Unlike the silver car driver, the gray car driver does not want to stand out. This driver is not concerned about status but likes a balanced, quiet life.
Green: This is a color that only works on certain cars, but in the right place it is a sign of ambition and creativity.
Brown/Beige: These colors signify a practical, thrifty car owner who is down-to-earth but sometimes can be a little too forthright and outspoken. This driver prefers a car that will run for a long time rather than a flashy model.
Now you know what your car says about you, perhaps it’s time to switch to another model!