The sad truth about motoring these days is that there are many stereotypes around. For example, BMW drivers seldom buy their cars with "optional" indicators. Or Range Rover owners park their vehicles in two spaces, much to the anger of local residents!
One thing that is interesting about the cars we drive is they tend to reflect our personalities. Have you ever wondered what the badge on your car says about you? Here are a few examples to ponder; let me know if you agree or disagree with any of them!
It's no secret that BMW is a German marque famous around the world. The company started out life building aircraft engines and motorcycles. Today, they are one of the world's leading automotive manufacturers.
People that drive BMWs tend to be business professionals. And some are enthusiasts, opting for sportier models like the M5. BMW owners might forget to use their indicators, but they tend to care for their cars. Of course, those driving BMWs with hasty abandon know their cars can take the abuse. That's because of their superior and famous build quality!
Yes, here is another German car brand that's also popular with business executives. There is also a whole world of car enthusiasts out there that love Audis, especially the classics.
People that drive newer Audi models are often those that enjoy using the latest tech. Have you ever set foot inside a current-generation Audi? Even the baby A1 hatchbacks have a plethora of gadgets as standard!
The Czech car brand is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Volkswagen. I know what you're thinking; another German car company, right? The truth is, Skoda only uses its parent's engineering input. The final design and styling choices are down to Skoda.
If you ever see someone driving a new Skoda, you might be wondering what sort of person they are. Well, it's a well-known fact that Skoda models are cheaper than Volkswagen and Audi ones. People that buy Skodas enjoy driving reliable, feature-packed cars without the higher prices.
The Skoda brand has undergone something of a transformation in recent years. It was once the butt of many a person's jokes, but that's no longer the case. Today, Skoda cars get aimed at the premium market. They attract segments of the market that want quality and aren't too bothered about the badge. Some might even go so far as to say they are savvy motorists!
The iconic "Blue Oval" that is Ford is a popular sight around the world. The American car and truck company has a string of iconic models to its name in various global markets. For example, in the UK, the Ford Fiesta is the best-selling hatchback. Across the Atlantic, the Focus also enjoys the same success.
People that buy a Ford tend to be those that want a comfortable and efficient vehicle. They aren't particularly after anything as prestigious as an Audi. They just want an affordable car that gets them from A to B without issue.