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Surprising celebrity cars


Celebrity culture influences us all it seems.

A guilty pleasure for many (says she), as in reading the likes of OK and Hello magazines in hairdressers, marvelling at the extravagance of celebrity homes, weddings and seemingly designer babies.

And whilst Top Gear stars might put reasonably priced cars through their paces on TV, surely they’d have Aston Martins or Ferraris in their centrally-heated garages not the likes of the Suzuki Liana, Chevrolet Lacetti or Kia Cee’d they’d pretended to enjoy driving under the spotlight?

But maybe we’re wrong to think this?

Certainly findings from Vertu Lease Cars suggest we are and that many celebrities choose surprisingly modest motors – for image reasons or environmental concerns perhaps.

Female celebrity car choices

Most of us know the Queen enjoys driving her highly practical Range Rover Sport across her Scottish estate.

jennifer_lawrenceBut did you know that Jennifer Lawrence drives a VW Eos?

Which is a very stylish and lesser known VW convertible which is also highly affordable for others to drive, even without a paparazzi in tow…

Or that pop icon Madonna drives a Mini Cooper? Just imagine her pulling up alongside you in the local Tesco car park without you noticing who it was! Unlikely but remotely possible of course.

Male celebrity car choices

Whereas some of the male ‘celebrities’ we’re told about have made less predictable choices in our opinion.

leo_carFor example, Justin Bieber drives a Smart for Two which he badges as Swag Car for fun.

And Wayne Rooney in an unremarkable Ford Ka which we imagine was probably bought by his foxy car shopping wife?

And bear-fighting Leonardo di Caprio keeping his coveted Oscar in the glovebox of his environmentally-friendly Toyota Prius, perhaps?

But it was the thought of latter day macho film icon Clint Eastwood squeezing into a Fiat 500 that really made our day!

Thank you Vertu Cars for sharing this automotive insight (and that of other celebrity cars) whilst reminding us that all these cars are affordable and available to us all to buy or lease.

Even if so-called celebrity status isn’t part of that deal!


A ‘say thank you’ car for Dad on Fathers Day…

RISKY-BUSINESSWhy not treat Dad like a celebrity on Fathers’ Day to say thank you for all he does for you during the year?

Hire him a ‘look at me’ car he’ll love.

The Tom Cruise look with a Porsche Boxster perhaps or the David Beckham lookalike effect, to be seen driving a sleek Audi S8.

I’m told 4x4s are popular amongst Hollywood stars Will Smith and Orlando Bloom, proud owners of a Lincoln Navigator and an Audi Q7 respectively.

Who wouldn’t feel proud with one of the latest Range Rover models on his drive for the day?

Orlando-Bloom-Audi-A7“For most Dads, being able to drive a luxury saloon, sports car or 4×4 is an exciting break from the norm”, said Ken McCall, Managing Director, Europcar UK Group.

“And with our wide range of Prestige vehicles we can make Dad feel like an A list celebrity – for a C list celebrity price!”

Yes you can hire a posh car for the day (although the best deals seem to be for 2 days+, see below) and the Prestige by Europcar range includes luxury saloons, sports and performance cars – including the recently added BMW 3 and 5 Series – available from a network of locations throughout the UK. 

Plus there’s no hassle collecting the car, we’re told, because free delivery and collection is available on hires of 2 days or more to home addresses within a 5 mile radius of a Europcar branch.

If this sounds about right for your Dad (or you have another special occasion in mind) you can find out more about Prestige Car Hire options at the Europcar website.

Because he’s worth it, we say…