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Affordable Celebrity Cars

17 January 2011 No Comment

Not every celebrity who can afford a car with a six-figure price tag actually indulges themselves in that degree of luxury. While some do, of course (Jerry Seinfeld owns an entire fleet of Porsches and Simon Cowell drives a Bugatti Veyron), other celebrities have chosen to take the simpler route when getting behind the wheel.
Celebrity cars are highly sought after for their association with those who drive them. You might be surprised to learn who’s driving what – even some of the biggest stars have been spotted driving cars that fit into anyone’s price range.
The cars that celebrities have been spotted in cover a wide variety of auto types:
• Environmentally friendly – It may be obvious that cars with the environment in mind are often sought out by celebrities; however, this does not necessarily mean that they splurge on the most expensive car possible to reduce their car’s impact on the environment. A handful of celebrities, including Julia Roberts, and Leonardo DiCaprio have driven a Toyota Prius, perhaps the most popular hybrid car in the world. Hybrid SUVs are also a popular option; U.S. President Barack Obama purchased a Ford Escape Hybrid before the 2008 presidential election, and Reese Witherspoon drives a GMC Yukon Hybrid.
• Sporty – When celebrities drive sports cars, they don’t always go all out with high-end automakers like Lamborghini or Ferrari. In fact, actress Halle Berry and country music singer Carrie Underwood have been seen driving around in Ford Mustangs.
• Practical – Nothing beats a pickup truck or SUV when it comes to practicality. Transformers actor Shia LaBeouf has driven a Ford F150, while Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have been spotted driving a Chevy Suburban.
• Compact – The MINI Cooper is stylish, compact, and – best of all – affordable. Drivers include Twilight actress Kristen Stewart, Lord of the Rings star Elijah Wood, and
Britney Spears.
Many celebrities use their cars as status symbols; however, others drive much less expensive vehicles. Whether they are looking for simplicity, environmental awareness, or merely a way of blending in with everyone else on the road so as not to be noticed so easily, it might be a surprise just how many celebrities drive the exact same cars that we find on the road every day.