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What is your car's personality ?


Posted on Monday, 31 October, 2011 | Comment icon 32 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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New research has suggested that we tend to assign human traits to different types of car.

Some cars were found to suggest hostility or sadness, while others suggest traits ranging from happiness to submissiveness. The findings may help scientists to understand how drivers react to different cars they encounter on the roads.

"Researchers have found that people instinctively attach human personality traits to cars, saying that cars with wide radiator grilles and narrow headlights are dominant and aggressive, while those with large windscreens have childish and happy "faces"."

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Comment icon #23 Posted by The Unseen on 6 November, 2011, 23:27
Here's mine: Looks like it was built for Sunny South Dallas.
Comment icon #24 Posted by Sakari on 7 November, 2011, 2:57
I am curious, does this only apply to someone whom can afford the car they would like to get? Or also to people like me who have to get what they can for what little they have.... IE : Would love a Dodge 4x4....... Can't afford the fuel...... Would love any car newer than 2000......Can't afford it..... So, a lot of us just " settle " for what we can. If I am driving a Suzuki Grand Vitara, and imagining I am in a Dodge 4x4 all leather interior, towing a nice weldcraft fishing boat, and pretending to be retired, does that make me delirious?
Comment icon #25 Posted by Jerry Only on 7 November, 2011, 4:58
Just ate Taco Bell.
Comment icon #26 Posted by MissMelsWell on 15 November, 2011, 4:06
I have a 2002 Mustang GT Convertible. I'm sure it says something about me... but I can tell what I say about it. It's reliable, it costs next to nothing to repair on the very very rare occasions it has a problem, it looks good, it was affordable to purchase, it's got some giddyup, and on the few rare sunny Seattle days, I can drive it top down and pick the bugs out of my teeth at stop lights. LOL. I've owned just about everything from GTO's to Honda Mini's (pre-civic), to MG's, to Jeep Wranglers--I even owned a 70's GMAC pickup truck that was a 3spd manual column shifter! LOL. These days, I ch... [More]
Comment icon #27 Posted by MissMelsWell on 15 November, 2011, 4:18
Hmm,I drive an old D.O.D car,I had to take out the bullet proof glass and the back cage,It has an engine up grade,I was hit from behind by a limo/bus and the bus had to be towed away,all I had in damage was a lose bumper which I fixed with a rivet.It is an old Oldsmobile Cutlas 94 with over 222,000 miles on it and it needs a paint job but the motor is strong and it moves very fast and rides real smooth.hardly had to work on it,I like my car but I think it is time for a newer one,but what I was wondering is what does my car mean? One of my first cars (some *cough* 30 years ago) was a 1976 Cutla... [More]
Comment icon #28 Posted by xCrimsonx on 15 November, 2011, 4:44
1st car New Red Hyundi Sports excel 4 cylinder, scratched, survived floods and baby spew, 2nd car 2nd hand near write off at 15,000 klms, Deep Blue V6 commodor, very scratched, auto but totally thrashed hard.,.survived lollie stains on the back seat, 3rd car current vehicle Orange V6 with traction control spoilers, low profile, 17 inch mags and not as many scratches as the last two, And It has scotch guard seat covers.,. but It roars like a V8 and goes hard! Number plate FANGIN. VvvV Hard n fast and a bit roughed up but still goes like a champion! The Torana is his car, expensive, fussy & ... [More]
Comment icon #29 Posted by StarMountainKid on 15 November, 2011, 16:52
I am curious, does this only apply to someone whom can afford the car they would like to get? I'm wondering about this, too. But, suppose one has $5000 to spend on a car. He/she still has a choice of various cars, and the one chosen is chosen for some personal reason. However, most cars available (here in the USA anyway) are boring, dull cars that are mainly just transportation. Most cars I see on the highway are these. There are sporty versions of dull cars, but they are rarely seen by me where I live. Maybe most people around here are dull and boring just like their cars. If one could choose... [More]
Comment icon #30 Posted by Damrod on 15 November, 2011, 17:28
I am curious, does this only apply to someone whom can afford the car they would like to get? Or also to people like me who have to get what they can for what little they have.... IE : Would love a Dodge 4x4....... Can't afford the fuel...... Would love any car newer than 2000......Can't afford it..... So, a lot of us just " settle " for what we can. If I am driving a Suzuki Grand Vitara, and imagining I am in a Dodge 4x4 all leather interior, towing a nice weldcraft fishing boat, and pretending to be retired, does that make me delirious? Good Question and I wondered that myself. The whole ide... [More]
Comment icon #31 Posted by StarMountainKid on 15 November, 2011, 19:47
The whole idea that the need for "self expression" was priceless and you should spend and consume as much as possible in able to do that came from a fellow named "Edward Bernays"...the nephew of Sigmund Freud... There's an excellent documentary on Youtube, 'The Century of the Self', about Edward Bernays' influence on consumerism.
Comment icon #32 Posted by Princess Serenity on 15 November, 2011, 20:41
I'm Neurotic? It may be a Civic but an old one!


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