Which Car Matches Your Personality?

When it comes to finding the best vehicle for your needs, there are lots of things to consider. Price, safety, and reliability are the first things that come to mind, but finding a car that matches your personality may be an another way to narrow down your choices. Below is a list of vehicles matched with personality type, based on practicality and popularity. 


If you have a need for speed and you're a die-hard sports fan, the Dodge Challenger SRT delivers. Offering muscle-car metal and a powerful V-8 engine, you can ride in style hitting 60mph in under 4 seconds. This hot rod comes with either a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission. Once the car is in motion, top-gear acceleration from 30-50 mph happens in 1.8 seconds. 


A car geared for your driving pleasure, the Mazda MX5 Miata is an excellent choice if you're having a midlife crisis and you're ready to graduate from the family car. This popular two-seater has sharp handling and immediate steering response which makes it perfect for driving on winding roads when you want to get away from it all. The impressive fuel economy is an added bonus. 


If you're a young and outdoorsy millennial, look no further than the Jeep Wrangler. As a car-based crossover, the Wrangler is an off-road expert. Gather a few friends and ride the rough terrain or pack up your surfboard and hit the beach. Choose from the two or four-door model and a soft or hard convertible top. 


In addition to rugged boots and a cowboy hat, if you're country at heart, you'll want a Ford F150 pickup truck. Whether you're towing four-wheelers or hanging out on the bed of the truck at a concert, the F150 is functional and powerful. It all has the benefits of a luxury vehicle, plus it's fast and has a smooth ride.


When you're a busy parent, it's important to have a car that is safe and reliable like the Honda CRV. Whether you're hauling groceries or sports equipment, the CRV is still roomy enough for the whole family. Folding the rear seats allows for more cargo space when there are fewer passengers. The floor can be configured to provide storage beneath as well. Busy parents will appreciate the fuel economy so they can start saving for college.


The gasoline-hybrid powertrain of the Chevrolet Volt offers impressive all-electric range and greater efficiency; perfect for urbanites. As an eco-conscious option for city dwellers, the Volt gets 53 miles all-electric, and after that, the gas engine starts up to recharge the battery and keep the car moving. The government even provides a $7,500 tax credit to owners for purchasing a car that cuts down on pollution. 


If you're a yopro, you've scored a pretty good job out of college and can now afford to buy your own car. The Toyota Corolla is a great value, especially if you are in an entry level position and want to put some money away in the bank. Equipped with modern technology like adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, auto high beams, and automated emergency braking, you'll be getting a lot for your money. The Corolla is a reliable first car and a prudent purchase for young professionals.


Maybe you're a silver fox who's ready for retirement, or you have some extra time on the weekend to hit the open road. If so, the Ford Mustang may be your best bet. If this was your dream car 25 years ago, you'll be pleased to know that today's Mustang engine is much more powerful. The new Mustangs have an upgraded six-speed manual transmission or a new, optional, 10-speed automatic. Ford has incorporated all the latest automated safety technology into the Mustang to ease any worries you may have. These include lane departure warnings, lane-keeping assist, and pedestrian detection.


The Volkswagen e-Golf is an affordable electric vehicle for the nature-loving Nana. With its improved driving range, the e-Golf has an average range of 125 miles thanks to a new lithium-ion battery pack. When you visit the grandkids for the weekend, you can travel in style with redesigned headlights, taillights, front fenders, and bumpers. Take your e-Golf to the botanical gardens for the day and drive home free of worry with automatic high beams and parking assist. Other safety features include a digital dashboard, adaptive cruise control, and blind spot monitoring. 

Buying a car is a big investment. Think about your budget and lifestyle before you make a decision. Reach out to AAA Auto Buying at 1-866-710-6226, and we can help you search for the right car at the right price. Our expert team members can make buying car easy, without the hassles of a dealership. Once you find a car that suits your lifestyle, be sure to bring it to AAA Car Care Center for routine maintenance. As an AAA member, you will enjoy discounts on repairs and the benefits of Emergency Roadside Assistance. Finally, protect your investment with AAA Insurance. We offer competitive rates and additional coverages.