“What kind of car do you drive?”
The question comes up more often than we’d think. The answer can either be a source of pride or a quick excuse to change the subject.
Automakers know this. That simple question could be the justification for the existence of the luxury car market. Nobody really needs a lavish Lexus when a practical Honda also has four tires and a steering wheel. There’s just something about answering that question with a confident “I drive an Audi” that doesn’t compare with the slightly more embarrassing “Oh, I have a Hyundai.”
Maybe, though, we should change our thinking and be proud when we can answer that we drive a car that is known for being high quality and economical.
Some luxury cars can cost at least $10,000 more than a comparable lower-end vehicle, but sometimes the less expensive car comes with far more goodies.