Driving is a big part of our lives and what you drive is a compelling symbol of your personality and sometimes your economic status. Back in the day, families would get together for a Sunday drive. The kind of leisure you would see on those old colorful postcards, with mom and dad in the front seat of a ’56 Bel Air convertible, smiling at life and the conviction of prosperity. The children riding in the backseat looked like Dick and Jane in those “See Spot Run” books. Now days, that postcard would have mom at the wheel because daddy ran off with another woman. She is checking her Facebook while driving and bitching at her A.D.D. kids with body piercings who won’t stop fighting. Growing up I had two younger sisters, if the family went on a drive it frequently ended with one of us getting our ass beat…usually me. Driving in era of the “Leave it to Beaver” family was actually a recreational past time, now it’s a necessity for most of us. Your vehicle is an extension of you. For some, it’s the mobile office, mom’s taxi or the quick alternative for an unexpected urgency for a cheap motel room. The type of vehicle your drive can say that “you have arrived’ or it can say “somewhere in life, I took a wrong turn”. A superficial person will purchase a particular car to impress others while a practical person will make their decision based on living within one’s means. Even the color of your ride says a lot about you.
Red: is associated with energy, war, danger, strength, power, determination as well as passion, desire, and love.
Black: is associated with power, elegance, formality and mystery.
White: is associated with light, goodness, innocence, purity, and virginity. It is considered to be the color of perfection.
Blue: is the color of the sky and sea. It is often associated with depth and stability. It symbolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, truth, and heaven.
Yellow: is the color of sunshine. It’s associated with joy, happiness, intellect, and energy.
Grey: is associated with moderation, timeless, practical and “middle of the road”
Rusted Brown: is associated with your low credit score.
All this can draw up a personality profile based on what you drive. My conclusion, if you have a safe reliable car that takes you from point A to point B, then you have made the right choice in your vehicle.
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Take care and be safe-