What your car says about you

Last updated on June 9th, 2023
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Bill Tsouvalas
Bill Tsouvalas is the managing director and a key company spokesperson at Savvy. As a personal finance expert, he often shares his insights on a range of topics, being featured on leading news outlets including News Corp publications such as the Daily Telegraph and Herald Sun, Fairfax Media publications such as the Australian Financial Review, the Seven Network and more. Bill has over 15 years of experience working in the finance industry and founded Savvy in 2010 with a vision to provide affordable and accessible finance options to all Australians. He has built Savvy from a small asset finance brokerage into a financial comparison website which now attracts close to 2 million Aussies per year and was included in the BRW’s Fast 100 in 2015 as one of the fastest-growing companies in the country. He’s passionate about helping Australians make financially savvy decisions and reviews content across the brand to ensure its accuracy. You can follow Bill on LinkedIn.
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According to a small-scale British study, 57% of Britons believe the type of car someone drives effects how attractive they are. That’s far and above their job and intelligence (21 and 17% a piece!) Here’s a tongue-in-cheek look about what your car says about you.

Any mini-van

Very much married with a whole brood of children. Looking for a good time? Run far, far away.

A Volvo

Sorry, I drifted off. Please, keep describing your stamp collection.

Toyota Prius

The Prius is universally known as the effete, trendy latte-sippers’ car. The Prius is driven by people who describe themselves as a “bit of a greenie.” Of course, they’ve never touched a garden unless it was sat on their balcony.

Rolls Royce

A Rolls is the spoils from a lifetime of filling teeth or adding up numbers. Back in his day, the teeth were filled with lead and there were no such thing as calculators.

Sports car, like a Lamborghini or Porsche

A Porsche or Lambo is the tried-and-true mid-life crisis car. The top is certainly down yet there’s no wind flowing through the driver’s hair. Its possible there’s none left for the wind to touch.

A sub-compact older than 1990

A beat-up, paint-chipped sub-compact is last choice car for anyone. That is, except a newly minted P-Plater. They’ll crunch through the gears on the highway as they struggle to meet 100km/h, even half way. But it gets teens from A to B. Most of the time.

An SUV

Nothing screams suburban success more than an SUV. Whether it’s dropping Cassidy and Portia off at soccer practice or popping into the salon for a manicure, the SUV is a needless indulgence the driver feels they truly deserve.

Ford Falcon Ute

A bloke is driving it. He’s either hauling slabs of bricks or slabs of beers. It hasn’t been cleaned since he got it. Sometimes used for transport to the big match. 

Mini Cooper

Skinny, mustachioed men and waif-like girls with oversized glasses cruise around in Minis, looking for an obscure nightspot or café serving poached eggs with a quinoa side dish. Possible they may run into Ms.  

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