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What Your Car Says About You

30/05/2013 13:24 BST | Updated 29/07/2013 10:12 BST

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No, I'm not talking about Kit from Knight Rider here, but the car you drive does actually speak volumes about the kind of person you are. Your tastes, your interests, your profession, it seems strange but your car is almost as good at describing you as you are!

There are what are known as "hairdresser's cars" and "boy racer" cars, and there are the sort of cars you would associate with footballers or "the school run", but what do the cars actually SAY about their owners? There are all kinds of different cars on the market, and salesmen will often say "it's very you", but are they really? After all, reading the reviews of Big Motoring World Auto UK will provide you with details about the car itself, but not what the perceptions are - something that is ripe in modern society. You only need to look at the fashion industry to see that for yourself.

Here is a guide to what the different models of cars say about their drivers, see if you're a match with your car:

Small Car/Hatchback

The smallest cars on the market let people know that you're not obsessed with the car you're driving, or even that you're a racer - or boy or girl necessarily. What this type of car does suggest is that you are more eco-friendly and looking to be as economical with your fuel tank as possible, getting as many miles as you can out of a single tank of fuel. Examples here would include a Ford Fiesta, Honda Civic or Vauxhall Corsa.

Mid-Sized Car/Family Hatchback

These are the kind of cars usually associated with people with young families, looking to use their vehicle to go to the shops, do the school run and go to and from work. They're often fairly "plain and safe" models as opposed to anything overly elaborate and they are often bought second hand by women. Examples would be a Ford Focus or a Chevrolet Sedan.

Luxury Cars

These are the more "high-brow" vehicles on the market and are associated with those in high status, stable professions such as business owners, doctors or architects; or those who worked hard all of their lives and now they're retired they want to travel in luxury. They are the kind of car that cover lots of miles each year travelling up and down the motorways. They are more commonly associated with men and frequently bought from new. Examples would include many Lexus, Mercedes or BMW models.

Sports Cars

Quite often associated with "attention seekers" or those in well-paid roles in their late-20s to mid-30s. While the roles associated are often seen as "well-paid" they often aren't and it's more a case of 'splashing the cash on something flash' than making wise investments in a car that will get them from A to B and save them money on fuel. These cars would include a Porsche 911 or Aston Martin.