Driving a luxury car can be a statement of success, power, and sophistication. But what does it really say about you? Studies have shown that luxury car owners tend to be older, highly educated, and have higher incomes. Psychologists refer to these drivers as “achievers” – independent, for-profit workaholics who are meticulous and have an eye for detail. They prioritize comfort and relaxation over performance and speed.
Having a luxury car can also boost your self-esteem and make you more likely to trust others. It can also influence you to look for friends and colleagues who share your tastes. However, studies have also found that red cars and sports cars are more likely to be stopped by the police or targeted by thieves. So, by owning one, you may be telling others that you're willing to take the risk of losing your investment to fines or theft.
The scent you choose to fill your car can also say something about your personality. For example, the owner of a Maserati is not the type to let his car become a show car – he knows how to enjoy life and will take advantage of every opportunity to drive his dream car. At first glance, people tend to make judgments about you based on the type of car you drive, as well as the brand of car you own. But what does this mean? Other studies have found that upper-class people are more likely to violate traffic codes because they feel entitled to do so.
This could explain why many luxury car drivers also tend to have unethical driving habits. On the other hand, if your car is overrun with junk mail, food wrappers, soda cans, old socks, and other debris, it could be a physical manifestation of your mental state. This could mean that you're scattered, too busy, lazy, or don't care about health and cleanliness. Finally, many people get caught up in a time warp and continue to wear the clothes and drive the car from the time in their lives when they were most current, modern and relevant long after their fashion sense and the car have become obsolete and outdated.