26 Car Owner Stereotypes and How to Avoid Them
Whether you like it or not, what you drive can say a lot about who you are. Certain types of vehicles go with certain lifestyles, such as minivans and soccer moms, Jeeps and outdoor-lovers or electric cars and environmentalists. But what does your ride say about you on a deeper level? Our editorial team has compiled a list of 26 makes and models and the most common stereotypes attributed to their owners. More importantly, in case you own one of these vehicles, we've provided you with tips on on how to avoid being just another one in the herd.
1. Subaru WRX owners all vape
At the very least, keep the windows rolled up so it doesn't look like your wannabe rally car is overheating. Or try sunflower seeds.
2. PT Cruiser owners wear Teva sandals and a hot-rod themed shirt
We're not saying Ross and Marshall's gives exclusive loyalty cards to their PT Cruiser customers. We're saying maybe they should.
3. C5 Corvette owners all dress like dorky dads
Denim shorts, long white socks, a tucked in T-shirt and an optional visor. This is the final form of any C5 owner at the local Cars & Coffee. Just put on some pants and you can avoid this entirely.
4. Cummins owners are huge fans of themselves
Look...we get it. That 3 foot tall "C" on the back window doesn't stand for "creative." Why not go for the subtle look and impress them when the light goes green instead?
5. Prius drivers are speed demons...as long as their phone isn't in their hand
This one couldn't be more true. You're more concerned with saving gas money and the environment than your own livelihood. Ease up, get a hands-free device and enjoy hypermiling.
6. Nissan S-chassis drivers are always cold
Dude, what's with the sweaters? It's August in Phoenix but your S13 hatch just doesn't look cool if you climb out dressed appropriately for the weather. It's ironic, bro.
7. Ford 7.3L Power Stroke owners actually brag about their high mileage
"410,000 miles, just breaking in. This is the million mile motor," said every 7.3 owner, ever. Look, your 250hp dinosaur of a truck doesn't make enough power to hurt itself. Just be happy you've gotten this far.
8. Porsche drivers are all dentists
Don't believe us? Go drive by your dentist's office and check the parking lot. Hey doc, maybe try something comparable but not as obvious. Like a Tesla.
9. Miata owners are the experts in vehicle weight ratios
Now, this isn't really a bad thing, but it does get annoying sometimes. Quit giving away the secrets of the trade. Go pass that Mustang around the corner!
10. All baby-blue V6 Mustang convertibles are rental cars
Avoid these at all costs. The driver is usually looking at anything but the road, has no clue where they are and has a general disregard for the well-being of the car.
11. Salvage titles don't scare FD RX-7 owners one bit
After all, LS-swaps aren't cheap, so talk down the price as far as you can. Just check to see if it's a flood car before you purchase it.
12. A Super Duty driver's favorite two words are "Coors Light"
We haven't been able to nail down exactly why this is true, but our editorial team loves Super Duties and Coors Light. We're not going to argue this one at all.
13. Audi owners can't stop talking about Quattro or Bitcoin
OMG enough already. Just because you blindly traded a few hundred dollars for a $34.50 return on your investment while driving through a snowstorm doesn't make you better than us.
14. Subaru Forester owners care more about the environment than their own cars
Guys, just wash the car once a year. The bird poop covered roof and tree-sap on the hood isn't appealing, and it's probably devaluing the property in your neighborhood.
15. Volvo drivers still carry around Thomas Guides
Call them old-fashioned, call them obsolete, call them anything you want. But they'll get wherever they're going, and get there safely. That said, GPS units are cheap these days, so maybe check them out.
16. BMW drivers have no idea what a turn signal is
If you ever feel like your life has no purpose, remember that there are teams of people in Germany who are tasked with installing blinker systems on these cars.
17. Range Rover owners aren't the least bit outdoorsy, and they know it
But for some reason, the dealership salesman STILL insists on taking you for a test drive on their wannabe rock-crawler obstacle course to show you how impressive it is in an environment you will never enter.
18. Chrysler 300 owners are still saving up for a Bentley
Fake it 'til you make it? At least you won't have the maintenance headaches of a Bentley. Actually, the new ones are kinda cool lookin'.
19. Nissan GTR owners have to tell you they could have bought a Porsche
"It's the car for real drivers," according to any GTR owner, who's probably not a dentist.
20. You have to be 55 or older to purchase a Buick
The exciting days of the GNX are long gone, and we're pretty sure their cars come with a complimentary 1-year membership to AARP.
21. MK4 Volkswagen Jetta owners used to be the "hot girl" in high school
Admit it, your senior crush drove one of these. It's too bad they all smell like melted crayons inside.
22. Saab owners are always upset
You would be too if your car manufacturer built you an unreliable lemon then decided to cease all production and skip town. Maybe the Volvo was a better option, Daniel.
23. International Scout owners wish they had Bronco money
It's the red-headed step-child of the 4x4 SUV craze of the '60s and '70s. Scout owners are usually good with their hands, since nobody else wants to make parts for them.
24. Duramax owners will use their Allison Transmissions to end every argument
You know what, we'll just say it. A transmission is not the end-all to a truck that's riddled with dozens of other issues, no matter how indestructible you claim it is.
25. FRS/BRZ owners' favorite two words are "group buy"
Ballin' on a budget is a familiar phrase to these guys. At least they're fun to drive.
26. Jaguar owners don't do research before buying products
Sure, the commercials are cool and all...but what are you really getting for that much coin, other than future electrical headaches followed a possible four recalls?
We hope you enjoyed this list. We're confident there are many more car owner stereotypes out there, so if we missed one, drop it in the comments section!
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