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Is a car a status symbol?

Do you care if you own a nice car or do you just want something to get you from A to B?

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I love cars, and I love nice cars.

A car is impoortant to me but not sure if it is a status symbol or I just want a nice, comfortable car.

After all, I have nice comfortable lounge suites so why not car.

I have never just thought of a car as something to get me from point A to point B.
by Finy
We have a 7 seater full of car seats. I'm sure derive a certain status from that ..
As I do not drive or own a car,I tend to think of a car as a means of getting frtom A to B.But I do like the car I travel in to be comfortable and SAFE!! I can definitely understand though,that a car to many people is a status symbol,and some cars are truly gorgeous in their lines and design!
For me it's from A to B.
. . . and back again. Me too :-))
by Rice
For us it's about doing what we need it to do. We bought our x-trail because we were going travelling around Australia and needed something big enough to fit all our crap (sorry - very important camping gear and stuff that we never even bloody used!), needed to be small enough for me to feel comfortable driving, okay for city and okay for out bush. And not too expensive. We are looking at getting a second car and trying to decide if we want a little "run around" car, which would just be something small and fuel efficient like a getz or if we buy a bigger 4WD now that we have 2 children, and plans for more, as well as a bigger tent and more crap. Either way - I like my car to just do what I need it to.
Mostly I think of it as a means of getting from A to B. We have a fairly nice car, but I've never owned a brand new car, and I don't know which cars are the best ones to have etc. I want a car to be comfortable and I wouldn't want a car that is completely run down and unreliable. But for me as long as the car is safe, doesn't have too many kms on the clock, then it's fine for me.

I have a number of friends who really know about cars and they buy the best models and the best make of car and really do enjoy their cars. Maybe when I have more money I'll get a ferrari and really enjoy my car :-)
Oh Helen -a Ferrari -you couldnt really drive it in Perth -you would have to go to the country all the time!
Or so I was told -which reminds me, we used to have an Aston Martin! the same model as James Bond -I married a car nut.
by Finy
Oh, an Aston Martin....I know those cars....very luxury!! I think my hubby is worse than me....he's driving a very old Holden and I keep telling him to change it but he just doesn't care for changing up. Oh well!
As I do not drive or own a car,I tend to think of a car as a means of getting frtom A to B.But I do like the car I travel in to be comfortable and SAFE!! I can definitely understand though,that a car to many people is a status symbol,and some cars are truly gorgeous in their lines and design!
I appreciate nice cars but I have never been too fused about the car that I drive - I have always seen it as a means of transportation
by AJ
A bit of both.
by Vee
Pretty would be nice. But better thing to spend money on.

I love driving and bit of a petrol head and I cannot afford a luxury car now on the pension, boo hoo! Having said that, all cars, no matter the price tag have the same function in getting you to a and b. So is it worth the extra price tag and running costs? If I was a rich person I may sing a different tune, LOL!
I want a car that will get me from A to B and back again safely. My car isn't a status symbol but it's reliable and I love it. Cars have personalities and I get on better with some cars than others!
I have a reliable old bomb that gets me from point A to point B but of course I would love to have a FLASHY, SHOWY car to show off, who wouldn't. Strega
I have a reliable old bomb that gets me from point A to point B but of course I would love to have a FLASHY, SHOWY car to show off, who wouldn't. Strega
Yes, of course!
My car was 'top of the range' of its' brand when I bought it a century ago!
It still goes very well, as fully mechanic'd all its' life, always had rainwater in Radiator.
It's still a 'head-turner' as the model currently is very expensive!
A car is basicallt a metal (or plastic) box to get you from A to B safely & back. It's personality more than status with women.
For Males it is a big status-symbol even if the male has none himself.
BUT .... black cars, especially 4WDs, are definitely "Wanker-Mobiles" status with more money than brains for both sexes.
I don't drive, so something that takes me from A to B is fine. My late husband on the other hand preferred a practical car and would have lived in utes if he was allowed to. I used to insist on a comfortable nice looking sedan with plenty of room, although he did have a back-up little ute he used privately. Neither of us thought of a car as a status symbol, although we did have a few new cars during our long marriage.
If it has four wheels, goes backwards and forwards, it will do me. I got sick of flashy cars during my marriage. . . . always terrified to breathe in case they got marked or scratched or hit by an asteroid. I have a lovely little banger now and I didn't even have to panic when we got hailed on. *bliss*
by Rice
For males, vehicles are definitely mental status symbols. Personalised plates are known as Wanker Plates for a good reason.
BLACK 4WD that are never driven off-road, & black BMWs - all carwashed every week, of course!
A good/nice car does not have to be new, but must be clean (most of the time)!
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