If you’re reading this website on a regular basis, we’re pretty sure you may already be driving the car of your dreams.
But check out this survey of 2,000 people done by GoldEagle.com to find out their dream cars.
Good news for Chevy: The Corvette and Camaro ranked fourth and fifth overall, respectively, behind the Mustang, Tesla, and Jeep.
But when broken down by age, the Corvette zoomed to No. 1 among Baby Boomers while the Camaro ranked tops among Gen X’ers. Not surprisingly, however, the Tesla was the winner among Millennials.
The survey also considered male and female differences, with the Corvette finishing a strong second and Camaro a close third behind the Tesla Model S (63 to 59 to 48 percent) among men. The ‘Vette barely made the top 5 among women, however, with just 41 percent choosing it to rank fourth behind the Jeep Wrangler (81 percent), Mustang (61 percent), and Camaro (52 percent) but ahead of the Tesla Model S (37 percent).
The differences between the sexes continued in other categories as well.
Top desired traits in a dream car for men were 4-wheel drive, size, and safety, but for women, convertible, sunroof, and speed were the big keys. Based on that, you would have thought the Corvette would have ranked higher among females.
Dream car features that were most valued among both men and women were size, safety, and fuel efficient; least valued were convertible, fully electric, and sunroof.
When asked the reason for buying their most expensive car, practicality seemed to win out as 34 percent of those surveyed said “comfort and convenience” and 32 percent answered “need it for work.” Further down on that list were “thrill of driving it” at 11 percent, “family recommendation” at 10 percent, “dream car” at 9 percent, “to impress people” at 3 percent, and “friend has same car” at 1 percent.
“How do you define your dream car?” was one of the questions asked, and we’re pleased to say that the three most popular answers all pretty much describe the C7 Corvette, as “luxurious” was first in the Southeast, Southwest, and Mountain regions, “efficient” was tops in the Pacific and Midwest.
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