First impressions can make a big difference. It doesn’t matter if you’re going in for a job interview, meeting a significant other’s parents, or just meeting a stranger for the first time, your appearance can change the way that you are perceived by others. While your vehicle may not be part of your body’s physical appearance, it does affect how people look at you. Our culture certainly puts a lot of emphasis on what people drive. So, before you go out and meet someone new, consider what your car says about you.
Rusted and Busted
If your car has rust on the bottom of the doors, cracked or chipped windows, dents or a combination of all of these features, you may be putting out the message that you don’t care about your physical appearance. If that’s what you’re going for, great. If not, you may want to upgrade your ride.
Prim and Proper
A person’s car, much like a person’s bedroom, can show a lot about who they are. If you keep the outside and inside or your vehicle looking clean and clear of any defects or damage, then it’s fair to assume that the rest of your life follows the same kind of organization.
Big and Scary
If you have one of those big trucks with a lift kit and tires that could crush a person, then you fit into the Big and Scary category. These are people who “go muddin’” or at least want everyone to think that they do. If you own a Big and Scary vehicle, you’re probably getting eight miles per gallon and are proud of it. It’s fair to assume that you love the American flag and celebrate the Fourth of July harder than any of your neighbors.
Minivan Mom and Dad
Ever see a man, who is obviously a father, sitting next to a woman in a minivan with a dull look on his face? They are Minivan Mom and Dad. They no doubt have three or more kids watching cartoons in the backseat. They are busy parents who love their children so much that they are willing to drive a minivan everywhere they go.
1990s Foreign Car with a Loud Muffler
When you drive a foreign car from the 90s with a loud muffler that sounds like a bee buzzing around, you’re either a teen who pretends to be living in the Fast and Furious movie world, or a grown man who used to be that teen, and is too lazy or cheap to remove the obnoxious bolt on the muffler he once thought was so cool. Either way, it’s safe to assume that this person doesn’t race cars for a living.