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5 of the Most Common Car Owner Stereotypes Everyone Knows

Vukasin Herbez June 1, 2019

Just like dogs sometimes reflect their owners, cars often reflect the personalities of people behind the wheel. It is totally logical since not all cars are attractive to all people. Different personalities look for different qualities in a car. However, over the years, several common stereotypes that everybody knows have emerged.

You literarily don’t need to get to know the person behind the wheel. But when you see the car, you know all about the driver. So here are five of the most common car owner stereotypes and why they are true.

1. Mid-Life Crisis in a Corvette

The most common and accurate stereotype is a middle-aged guy driving a new, shiny Corvette. Even though Chevrolet tries to present the Corvette as a young driver’s choice, statistics say that the average buyer is closer to 50 years old than 30. The reason is simple.

Most of today’s, 50-year-olds grew up wanting America’s favorite sports car. But when they finally saved enough money, their hair got gray and they lost interest in driving fast or taking road trips in the Vette. Still, they bought the car they always promised themselves and now enjoy it on Sunday drives. You can see them cruising through suburbia at 35 mph, listening to a classic rock radio station and counting their days until retirement.

2. Rolling Coal Fans

What is this exactly? Well, if you own a diesel truck, you will notice that it produces a small amount of black smoke. Drivers who want to show their disrespect for nature modify their trucks to puff large amounts of black smoke. And they do that by removing the catalyzers or messing with the exhaust.

The result is a black smoke screen while revving, annoying the other people at the stoplights and in traffic jams. So, what kind of people drive those diesel-powered monstrosities? Apparently, it’s show-offs who don’t care about the planet. Who else would be seen in a lifted truck that puffs enormous amounts of black smoke every time they press the gas pedal?

3. Volvo Moms

For decades, since the ’70s, Volvos were considered mid-class suburban mom transportation. Volvo was happy with that label because they sold millions of indestructible boxy station wagons to families all over America. However, first, there were minivans and then came the SUVs that stole Volvo’s thunder.

Even though the modern suburbia driveways are full of uninspiring and dull SUVs, Volvo is not giving up. In fact, they still offer family-size wagons. Still, you can come across moms driving along with kids in the back seat, toys in the trunk and a long shopping list in the passenger seat.

4. Professionals in Porsche 911s

High-paid professionals look for showy cars to fulfill the need to display their wealth by putting on a little European flair. Basically, there is no difference between a middle-aged guy in a Corvette and his pal in a 911. They belong in the same age group and they both drive a sports car. It’s just that the guy in the Porsche is a bit more successful and wants to show off while parked in front of the local Starbucks.

The biggest issue with those people is the fact that the Porsche 911 is one of the finest obtainable sports cars on the market. It’s a vehicle that craves the open road, curvy mountain trail or race track. A dentist, lawyer or architect who is likely to spend his time in a traffic jam and on the phone, isn’t doing justice to this fine piece of German engineering.

5. Tesla Owners

Tesla is an interesting company with an innovative approach and amazingly quick cars, but its owners are an extremely annoying and boring bunch. First, no regular car guy would ever buy a Tesla. It is quicker and full of technology, but regular car guys still want fossil fuel burning and no autopilot. Second, Tesla cars are expensive.

For the price of a regular Model S, you can get a new Shelby GT350 and still be left with plenty of change. Third, Tesla owners are all tech geeks who buy these cars mostly for the gadgets and big tablets in place of the central console. This makes Tesla owners a boring group of rich IT wizards who finally found a car they can adore and the regular car guys can hate.

These are five of the most common car owner stereotypes everyone knows. Have you seen these drivers lately? Are you one of them? If so, no worries, you are in good company.

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