Originally Posted by joll
It can says all sorts of things about both men and women.
Sometimes it gives away a petrolhead, sometimes a chav - or a dosser who can't be arsed lookin after his banger properly. Occasionally it says 'compensating' or 'mid-life crisis' but not that often.
People usually buy what they can afford and the type of car just shows their priorities. Sometimes it shows they're a bit clueless and un-savvy (eg: Peugeot 207 or Clio). ;)
That pretty much sums it up. I don't think there is a specific vehicle that I would universally pass the same judgment on any man who owned it. I would have to get to know that person and what they thought their ride represented to them.
For some people driving a used beater represents a temporary stage of life that they're attempting to get past and it's simply a cheap mode of transportation that won't take enough budget away from completing one's education or paying off a burdensome loan.
For some people their vehicles are merely functional, like so many people I know whose vehicle choices depended upon which ones could carry all the family members, a car seat, and the family dog at once, while being as gas efficient and reliable and safe as possible. It's a car that represents family and saving money.
For some people their car is an object of aesthetic or mechanical beauty that is personally appreciated. I know someone who collects old VW buses and loves to take various parts of them to create "new" models.
For some people, their car represents what they want other people to perceive about them, that they're rich or cool or popular with women or men. This can even be true about the beater, which can represent someone who isn't obsessed with appearance or so-called status, if they hope that others will interpret that about themselves.
So, yes, a person's car can say a lot about them, but you have to get to know the person at least a little bit to know what it says about that person.
Originally Posted by NC_BBC
Lol, but that's not always true. I love my car for a ton of different reason....my penis needs no extensions...I like it as is. Do the people that think cars are penis extensions see it as a subconscious thing?
Well the idea of "phallus extension" can be metaphorical and can apply to men who actually have large penises. It can mean that you're compensating for anything you perceive in yourself as inadequate, such as a perception of coming from a low class background or poverty, or not believing that one is attractive enough or cool enough or makes enough money, for a few examples.