People have a strong relationship with their cars, which are hardly ever just a way to get from A to B. Just like clothes, cars show who you are or aspire to be, which groups you associate with, how you balance beauty and practicality. They express their owner’s status, ideals and taste. Your car is an extension of your identity.
My aunt probably never thought about it in this way, but when I made a timeline of the cars she drove, it sketched a clear portrait of her, particularly of her love life.
Care to guess why she had a car with three front seats?