You may not know it, but the kind of car you buy and drive says a lot about you to the people that see you driving around. These ten things your choice of car is saying about you can be used by anyone to contemplate for themselves just what their choice of a car is saying about them.
1 – Your finances. Clearly the number one thing about your choice of car that gets announced loud and clear every time you take to the streets, is how much you are worth. Some cars cost a lot, some are cheap. In general, most people know that people that make more, spend more.
2 – Your sense of style. Your choice of model or make gives people an idea of your sense of style. If you drive a VW Beetle for example, or a something in a similar vein, people will see you as sort of the laid back hippie type. Similarly, if you drive the traditional red convertible, people will see you as reaching for something with your choices. The list goes on and on. Consider what your choice of car tells people about your sense of style.
3 – Your level of commitment. If you drive a car that needs a lot of maintenance, or has been restored, it lets people know that you are the sort of person that is willing to stick to a long term commitment and to work for what you desire.
4 – How much you care about what others think. Some cars are designed with the express purpose of impressing people that see it being driven around. If you drive such a car around, it not only impresses certain people, but it also tells everyone that you are hungry for praise or attention from others.
5 – What you’re looking for in life. In some subtle ways, your choice of car tells other people what you are looking for out of life in general, or how you see your place in society. If you drive a racy sort of vehicle, people will naturally assume you are racing in other areas of your life; presumably to get to the top. On the other hand, if you drive a boring sedan, people will see you as comfortable with where you are.
6 – How you see yourself. Just as people will see you and judge you on how they see you, they will also judge you based on your car choice, and on how they think you see yourself. If you drive a nice, shiny, flashy car, people will think you see yourself as successful, and willing to tell everyone about it. Conversely, if you drive around in a beat up old jalopy, people will see you as a failure who doesn’t have any clue what the future holds.
7 – How dependable you are. Dependable people drive dependable cars. In fact, for most dependable people, dependability is their number one priority when buying a car. On the other hand, if you buy and drive something that looks like it’s going to be in the shop soon, and often, you are likely to be seen as a less dependable type of person over all.
8 – Your level of hygiene and personal maintenance. If you drive around in a tidy well maintained car, people will figure that is how you are in other areas of your life as well. Conversely, if you drive around in a dirty broken down vehicle, people will expect that your living space and other places you work or hang out will be too.
9 – Your self-confidence level. Well maintained and popular cars are mostly driven by people with a high confidence level. Their outlook is rather straightforward and they don’t like surprises on the road. People see all this. Strangely painted or slapped on parts tell people your view of things isn’t nearly so confident.
10 – Parts of your personality. Your choice of vehicle also gives away other parts of your personality as well. If you drive a gas guzzler, it tells people you don’t care about the environment for example. Also, perhaps you have bumper stickers that tell people how you feel about things. Or maybe you have parts that stand out, calling attention to you and your vehicle. These let people know that you want attention and will go the extra mile to get it.These ten things your choice of a car is saying about you is for anyone who has a choice in the kind of car they drive and might wonder what sort of impression they are leaving on others around them. If you are such a person, I hope these ten listed things will give you something to consider and perhaps think about the next time you find yourself cruising down the road