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Auto Astrology: What’s the best car for your star sign?


Looking to the stars –– photo by frank60


Global lockdown has fueled a massive surge in popularity for astrology––after all, it’s comforting to look to the stars for guidance during uncertain times, and correspondingly, astrology memes have never been more popular. There’s an astrology guide for everything from gift ideas to travel destinations, so why shouldn’t there be one for cars?


If you’re in the market for a car and you’re overwhelmed by all the choices out there, try looking to your star sign for some ideas. We’ve put together a fun, completely unserious little guide on cars for each star sign in the zodiac.

Mazda MX-5 by emirhankaramuk


Aries


As befits the first star sign of the zodiac, Aries people are dynamic, energetic, and above all like to come first! They won’t settle for anything less than the best in life, and prefer to let their actions speak for themselves. (Dating tip: they love grand gestures.) Everyone knows they’re headed straight for the top, as fast as they can go, and it shows in the cars they’re attracted to. Practicality is secondary; think flashy new models all about power and performance. For Aries who can afford it, luxe cars like Porsches, Corvettes, Chevrolet Cruzes, Dodge Vipers, and Teslas are great choices. Consider also the Mazda MX-5 Miata which is surprisingly affordable, but just as eye-catching and zippy as a Porsche. Perfect for the Aries on a budget.


Toyota Land Cruiser 2013 by Toyota Motor Europe


Taurus


Earthy Taureans are known for their good taste, and they love their little luxuries: anything they own has to look good and feel at least a little indulgent. Spending money isn’t an issue, but that purchase has to be worth their hard-earned cash. They’re not especially attracted to flashy cars for their own sake––whatever they’re driving has to strike that balance between looks and practicality. (Fuel efficiency is a real bonus here!) If it feels great to drive, even better––perfect for quality time with their loved ones. Taurus people can’t go wrong with classic cars like Volkswagens, Volvos, and more upmarket Toyotas like the Toyota Land Cruiser SUV.



Fisker Karma by David Villareal


Gemini


Air signs tend to love variety and change, and Geminis could not be more representative of those traits! Look at a Gemini and you know they can do pretty much anything they want to do. Lively, sociable, youthful Geminis get bored easily, and revel in what keeps things fresh, fun, and interesting. For example, why own a car when they could just lease one, and switch things up with new models? Comfort is secondary to style with this star sign, and they often like cars that stand out from the crowd: think a Jaguar convertible (perfect for zipping around town with your best friends), Mazda Miata MX-5, Fisker Karmas, Mini Coopers, or VW Beetles. Good rides, good times.

2014 Volvo XC60 by The NRMA


Cancer


The second biggest softie of the star signs after Pisces, Cancerians are caring, empathetic, and family-oriented folks. As friends, they’re the port in the storm when things are rough, and they often value kindness very highly. If you know a Cancerian, chances are they’re also serious homebodies: these people love decorating their personal space and making it a perfectly comfortable nest! As such, they’re also extremely likely to accessorise their car.


Safety features are especially important to them, so reliable brands like Toyota, Volvo, and Nissan are likely to be high on their list of cars to check out. Mid-luxury cars like the Lexus GS 300 will appeal, as will the Volvo XC60 with its state-of-the-art automatic emergency braking system and fabulous leather interior. A great affordable starter car for Cancerians is the 2020 Nissan Altima, which can be outfitted with as many safety features as desired––blind spot monitoring, sure, but also alerts for parents of teen drivers.



Lamborghini Aventador SV by Ben


Leo


Leo is a bold, fiery star sign. You’ll know when a Leo’s just entered the room, because they radiate an energy that demands attention from everyone! Leos make friends easily, support them unconditionally, and hate it when their friends settle for less than they deserve. Naturally, this also applies to themselves: like fellow fire sign Aries, Leos won’t settle for anything less than the best. Many Leos will love a vehicle that says ‘look at me’––think along the lines of the sporty Nissan 350Z, or a Fiat Avventura! Leos with cash to splash can also look at Cadillacs, Jaguars, Mercedes-Benz, Lamborghini Aventadors––and then take their friends out for a spin in their new ride.


Toyota Camry 2020


Virgo


You know when Virgos are around: things get done, with lots of attention to the details. Little escapes them! They’re a practical, even slightly perfectionist bunch, and aren’t easily swayed by big brand names. When it comes to cars, think elegant, understated, and classy, with great interior features. Virgos have no need to stand out too much, so Ferraris are out of the question. Toyota Camrys or Priuses are good starter cars for them: fuel-efficient and practical, with maximum bang for their buck. A Volkswagen Beetle is also likely to appeal to a Virgo who likes retro cars.


Audi RS6 Avant by medvedsky.kz


Libra


Social and diplomatic, Libras are the very embodiment of the scales representing them in the zodiac. For Libras, material possessions must reflect their ideas of beauty and elegance––by no means will they drive a car they consider ugly! The little details are important; the car has to function beautifully and look just as good. Libra folks are well-suited to Audis; those with deeper pockets might consider a Cadillac Escalade.

BMW M3 by Gopal Vijayaraghavan