Women are not born with a minivan gene. They long for style, comfort and even speed, just as men do. In fact, left to our own automotive fantasies, we dream of cars without baby seats, smelly soccer gear and crushed cheerios dusting the cushions. In fact, women typically have more to say about finding the right car than most men would imagine. Gene Cameron, an executive director at J.D. Power notes, “Women are involved in, or represent the principal driver, in about 60% of purchases.” If you closely watch a few car ads, you’ll quickly see that manufacturers sell to women more than men.
Finding the right car for women has changed over the years. As women start to earn more in the marketplace, they long for the symbol that has traditionally been a man’s preserve—the status car. Whether it’s speed, style or simply bling factor, one of these cars might be perfect for tapping into your inner wild child. If clothes say something about your personality, these babies speak volumes. To help you find your perfect car (or even fantasy car) here’s a quick look at 10 things your (dream) car says about your take on life.
1. The BMW X5
German engineering, a powerful engine and style. You’re the kind of gal whose march up the corporate ladder will be swift and noticeable by the trail of bodies left behind. You always use valet parking.
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