Is driving a luxury car an indication that one has made it in business?
No not at all. In economic times like this it would tend to be seen as an excess. Being successful in business does not always mean that one should 'show off' one's luxury car. Many often drive average cars and let their wife drive the luxury one.
I have met many successful businessmen who only use their luxury cars as a vacuum cleaner. When asked why, all have explained that by using their cars that way... they are always able to drive around town any time they like..... and pick up those blonde bits of fluff there far easier than others can.
Some years back a customer of mine hired another consultant for a project I had no expertise in. It seemed plain to me that the person he chose was really not qualified, and I made my concerns known.
"Well", my customer retorted, "he is driving a brand new Lincoln and you are driving an Intrepid. For an incompetent, he seems to be doing better than you are!"
I paused and then said "You can lease that Lincoln for $500 a month. I paid cash for my Intrepid."
He looked at me for several seconds and said "You know, you are right."
He still hired the guy, though. It turned out I was right and he later ended up suing the Lincoln guy - the project was bungled that much.
A fancy car doesn't mean squat.
Good question. The answer is no. Fancy cars just show where the person places value on their money.
I have a millionare friend that drives a Ford Taurus and wears tee shirts and jeans.
Fancy cars might fool some dim-witted people into thinkng you're something special.
No, for the most part and in most cases it just means they have a car payment like most 9 - 5 jobs. They are using their car as a marketing tool as if they are successful actually trying to promote their business.
Not really. I have seen lots of good folks who worked hard, save and got their dream car. Just some goals they had.
The great thing about this country we can all choose what we want to buy. If someone want's to drive a nice car why not. They earned it and are paying for it so all the power to them.
With that being said, many cars today are no longer the status symbols they used to be. There are just too many of them around and they have become too common. No longer is a 35k or 50K car a status symbol, for this you need a car that is approaching 6 figures. When you see someone in a car like that, it still says they have made it in business or elsewhere.
I know certain individuals that could afford to drive a car like that. They would rather drive a Prius because they don't want a target on their back and would rather stay under the radar and fit in with the general population.
No, because purportedly high-end cars like the BMW 5-series, Audi etc. can be bought very cheaply as second-hand cars - particularly if they are riddled with electrical problems. So they don't have that status (like they did in the 80s and 90s).
Dare I suggest PROPERTY as the no. 1 indicator of status - if you are into that sort of thing anyway.
I think if you drive a nice car, it's merely an indicator that you place a lot of value in the type of car you drive. You could ask the same question and instead of luxury cars...substitute "$3000 custom tailored suits," or "expensive Rolex or Breitling wristwatches." Personally...the only real indication of one's success in business is their bank statement(s) and/or the balance sheet of their business.
by Roberta McIlroy 8 months ago
My 12 year old recently went on a camping trip with some of his dads friends. While on this 'camping' trip the following happened. The old ladys grand-daughter was 'upset' so the woman gave her car keys to my son and told him to take her grand-daughter for a drive. He said it was only...
by Sarah 4 years ago
Why do people drive very close to the car in front of them? DO you do that? why?It drives me mad when I have someone very close to me... I find it really dangerous, and normally I tend to break and start driving really slow whenever I have one of those "stickers" behind me. Do you do...
by Person of Interest 9 years ago
Picture 1 of 9 (8 pending).
by Renee S 6 years ago
I remember learning to drive my grandmas old Monte Carlo. What about your first experience driving?
by Gous Ahmed 9 years ago
What car do you drive? And why?Right now i'm driving a Vauxhal Corsa, and the reason is because my car is having it's bumber changed (Nissan Micra), because some nutter reversed into me, then drove off. (He's paying for it now though!)
by pjdscott 10 years ago
I ask since we drive a Toyota Prius, having recently traded in for the 2008 model. Our 2005 version was superb and the new model even better. The car salesroom had a push to sell some, and we got the T5 spirit showroom model for the price of the T5. They also gave us a complimentary solar panel...
Copyright © 2019 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
HubPages Inc, a part of Maven Inc.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|