What Are Your Local Automotive Stereotypes?

Photo: Kevin Dietsch (Getty Images)
Photo: Kevin Dietsch (Getty Images)

In a lot of ways, we are defined by the vehicles we drive. For better or worse, those sorts of definitions also come with stereotypes about who we are and what we enjoy. The same thing can be said for a large group of people — also known as a community for folks who don’t have friends. That’s what got me thinking about today’s question.

I want to know the automotive stereotypes of where you live. What sort of vehicles defines your town, county, state or, hell, even your country? What car represents where you’re from better than anything else?

Now, we don’t have to get too crazy with this. It doesn’t matter if it’s the car you see a hell of a lot of, or if it’s the car that is most commonly associated with where you live. It doesn’t even have to be a car — just a driving behavior stereotypical of where you live! This is QOTD, not homework! It’s supposed to be fun.


I’ll give you all a few examples just to get the ol’ nogging going. Think of somewhere like the American Northeast. That, my friends, is the land of Subaru. It doesn’t really matter what Subaru (not the Ascent), but you’ll get dizzy if you try to count every Subie you see in a small New England town.

Another example that comes to mind has gotta be big trucks and Texas. Few things go together as well as three-quarter-ton pickups and the Lonestar State.

In terms of driving behaviors, I’m very proudly from New Jersey, and we are all stereotyped as very aggressive drivers. Whether that’s fair or not isn’t up to me, but that’s just the way it is.

Anyway, I don’t want to take too many other brilliant ideas from you fine folks, so why don’t you head on down below and let us know what the classic automotive stereotype from where you’re from is? As always, I will be awarding extra points if you decide to explain why this is a stereotype.

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