What does your car say about your personality?


It’s a well-known fact that dogs tend to resemble their owners, in terms of both looks and personality. Similarly, cars say a lot about their owners– a minivan is always the practical, mom choice while the expensive looking convertible is usually owned by a conservative, middle-aged white man. Here’s the breakdown of some common car personalities. See if any of them fit you.
The Cadillac Escalade: You’re a party person, hands down. You roll up to events with your entire squad of a million people, all of whom fit in your car. You blare Kendrick Lamar and Chance the Rapper and drive too fast in consideration to the mammoth of a vehicle that you’re in, but it’s OK because although the ride might be scary, it is also always fun.
The Jeep: We get it, you live in the DMV. You’re a showy person, maybe a frat-boy type, but you just like to flaunt what you’ve got. Despite your clean cut exterior, you’re actually a free spirit who loves to get out on the open road and drive. There are few places you will not go, as you are an adventurer who wants to explore the world, however rough the path.
The Minivan: Yeah, you’re the mom of your friend group, the one who makes sure everyone has a coat before they leave for the football game and is always equipped with a snack “just in case” someone gets hungry. Don’t take this as a bad thing, though. You are the dependable, caring friend who others will turn to for help in a bad situation or for some good life advice.
The Pickup Truck: The windows are perpetually rolled down and country music bleeds from the stereo system. I don’t know how pickup trucks became a “southern” thing in the first place, but you fit the bill, anyhow. You’re probably out doing something country like sitting in the bed of your truck while sipping hot apple cider and looking at the stars. As Luke Bryan once said, “that’s my kind of night.”
The Smart Car: You’re either an eco-friendly person, a city-dweller or European. What I mean by this is that with a fuel-efficient car, you are looking to lessen your carbon footprint, as a city-dweller, you want easy access to a parking spot and as a European… I don’t know how to explain this. It’s just fact. You’re probably cute and quirky just like your car. Rock on you eco-friendly friend–two points for Hufflepuff.
The Midsize Car or Small SUV: You’re a person very concerned with the future. You’ve been known to be indecisive, but it’s only because you place so much weight on making good decisions. Let up for a little while and have some fun, you suburban superstar. You deserve it.
The Convertible: You’re in on all the basic trends and for you, summertime is all the time. Rain or shine, it is easy to spot you with your top down cruising on Wootton Parkway.


Julia Gastwirth

Managing Editor