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.
But 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.
For 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!