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Crash Course: 7 Things The Car You Drive Says About You

While it’s true not many Millennials have wheels they can call their own, those who do drive often find that, over time, their cars become extensions of their beings.

Whether you’re a daily commuter or a weekend adventurer, your vehicle probably says more about you than you realize.

Everything from the make, model, year and paint color tells a story about the person behind the wheel.

So, let’s take a gander.

What does your car say about you?

1. The Small, Sporty Sedan

Are you the proud owner (or leaser) of a tiny four-door? Maybe a Jetta? Or a Passat?

Something inexpensive but adorable?

You’re hot, or you aspire to be hot.

The small, sporty sedan tells the world you love driving. But you’re mostly, like, going to the mall.


2. The Affordable Four-Door

You’re level-headed, practical and approachable.

You drive the kind of car that says, “I make good financial choices.” You do, even at the expense of appearances.

Maybe you drive a Honda Accord or a Toyota Camry. Why shouldn’t you?

They’re great cars. They’ll never let you down.

Thinking about safety, decent gas mileage and high resale value just means you have a good head on your shoulders.


3.The Eco-Friendly Auto

If you drive a hybrid car, image matters to you. You’re also a little bit of a goody two-shoes.

We get it; you want to save the world. But mostly, you want other people to think you’re trying to save the world.

It’s all good. That little Prius you zoom around in is guzzling less gas than most cars on the road, and you’re probably able to squeeze into the tiniest of parking spots.

Eco-friendly cars are legit.


4. The Luxury Ride

If you’re a Millennial cruising around in a 2016 Beemer, Porsche, Lexus or Mercedes, you’re seriously living the life.

Even people who aren’t into cars want to be you.

Hopefully, you saved up and bought your sweet ride all by yourself, but let’s be realistic. If you own a car that costs more than $60,000, your mommy and daddy are probably footing the bill.

But, there isn’t anything wrong with that.


5. The Sweet SUV

Sure, they’re gas-guzzlers, but an SUV lifts you up and away from the masses.

SUVs are the cool soccer mom car. They’re ideal for sh*tty drivers because you can back into a street sign or two and barely scrape the bumper.

SUVs are usually the car of choice for small women with larger-than-life personalities.

When you’re behind the wheel of a Ford Explorer, Tahoe or Yukon, you probably have your nails done, oversized sunglasses perched on your nose and a venti Starbucks latte in the cup holder.

That’s the SUV gal trifecta.


6. The Crappy Beater

Hey, if you need a car, who are you to have standards?

If you own a car that’s more than a decade old, has more than 150,000 miles on it and has unidentifiable smells that never quite dissipate no matter how many times you vacuum the mats, you’re probably the type of person who has more important things to worry about than cars.

You’re a good friend, and you’re loyal, silly and always up for adventures.

You car might not be the most reliable, but you are. Really, that’s all that matters.


7. The Fanciest, Schmanciest Of Wheels

It’s not even worth discussing the highest echelon of vehicle.

By that, I’m referring to Ferraris, Maseratis and Lamborghinis.

To justify that kind of horse-powered purchase, you must be a serious car collector, professional auto racer or billionaire.

Does your car reflect who you are? Or is your vehicle merely a transit machine?

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Katherine Haselkorn

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Kat Haselkorn is a freelance writer and fitness instructor. A graduate of the University of Chicago, she currently lives in Washington, DC and blogs about life as a twenty-something at www.unemployedkat.com.
Kat Haselkorn is a freelance writer and fitness instructor. A graduate of the University of Chicago, she currently lives in Washington, DC and blogs about life as a twenty-something at www.unemployedkat.com.

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