Does the car someone drives make a difference to how you feel about them? A big 4x4 road hog perhaps or a mid-life crisis convertible sports car...
Would you judge someone on the basis of the car they drive?
Only if it was obvious that they'd bought the car to impress others and not because it was the right car for them. If you need a 4WD then buy one. If you love an MG sports car and can afford one - and don't have to taxi kids around - then go for it
We ALL have a inbuilt scale, on people with cars...clothes...you name it.
Cars are a little bit of a giveaway.
Of course not with all drivers, I mean I should be driving a Roller right now, but it won't happen in this lifetime .
I'm somewhat ashamed to admit that to a certain extent, I do judge people on their cars. It's such a conscious and deliberate decision what car you drive, that it has to reflect their personality. And so often, that judgement is confirmed by how they drive their car too....
Actually, I have often wondered why a person was driving a car that should be in the junkyard instead. I don't know if it is passing a judgment because in the end it wouldn't really matter to that person or myself, but it does make me wonder.
I feel a bit ashamed, but to be honest, I would have to say yes.
When I see an older person driving a beat up old bomb, I sometimes think they do not have any money, however it would never affect how I treat them.
I'm terrible, just like Muriel, in my judgements. I get very snarky about certain people driving expensive cars, when the 'average Aussie' couldn't afford that style/model in a 'pink fit'.
Like pets, cars sometimes 'look' like their owner's resulting in hilarious pictures in my 'minds eye'!
Irrelevant of the car, the time spent behind another driver tells you what sort of driver they are. I get peeved with indecisive drivers, p'd off totally by fools who should NOT be on the road at all.
And I have a good laugh when I see an 'elderly' lady step out of a sports car! Doesn't happen very often, but it's sure not expected!
Me, well I've a 1.5 ton (not tonnes) solid steel, 6cyl fully imported Japanese sedan, which I bought in 1979. He's just had his 270,000 Klms mechanical check over, & he's ticketty-boo for another 10000!
Gotta love that!