What Miami's Most Popular Cars Say About Their Owners

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Models and bottles, bro, models and bottles.
New car sales are up year-over-year this quarter in Miami-Dade, reflecting a national trend according to a report from Dominion Enterprises. As it turns out Miamians strongly prefer foreign cars, with 86 percent of all cars sold in the last quarter being foreign brands.

The report also revealed which cars are most popular in Miami. Here's what driving those cars might say about you.

Lexus RX350 - Miami's most popular subcompact SUV and most popular truck overall
"I need something that I can take my kids to soccer practice in, but isn't too embarrassing to valet at Houston's in the Gables."

Honda CR-V - Miami's most popular mid-size SUV and second most popular truck
"I take my kids to soccer practice, Boy Scout meetings, flute lessons and their therapy sessions. I really don't have time to go anywhere that requires valet anyway."

Land Rover Range Rover - Miami's most popular full-size SUV
"Kids, a high-paying job (or a spouse that does), and enough to time to go places where people will judge me based on what I drive. I really do have it all."

Honda Odyssey - Miami's most popular mini-van
"I also stock up on Mom jeans every time I go to Sawgrass Mills."

Mini - Miami's most popular compact
"I have an impeccably designed small apartment, a well-trained small dog, and a preference for dating very small-waisted people" or "Parallel parking in anything larger terrifies me."

Mercedes Benz 250 series - Miami's most popular luxury car
"The most important thing to me about my car is that it's considered a luxury car."

Porsche 911 - Miami's most popular sociality car
"Why yes, I frequently buy bottle service."

Chevrolet Camaro - Miami's most popular sporty car
"Midlife crisis? I'm not going through a midlife crisis. What are you talking about?"

The Tesla - Miami's most popular large car
"It feels good to be able to turn my nose down on Prius drivers."

The BMW 3 Series - Miami's fifth most popular car and most popular near-luxury car
"I've really succumbed to the pressure of Miami's status-obsessed lifestyle, but this is the most I could afford."

Honda Civic - Miami's third most popular car
"They had one of these in one of the Fast and Furious movies, right?"

Toyota Camry - Miami's second most popular car
"I needed a reliable, affordable car, and I really don't believe what I drive should be used as a measure of my self-worth."

Toyota Corolla - Miami's most popular car
"Yeah, yeah, yeah, same, except I want to feel just a little bit better than Camry drivers."

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teachintv
teachintv

Can you imagine how terribly out-of-place, embarrassed and downscale I feel driving around in my new Subaru Outback? What's more, no valet can drive it because it's got 6-on-the-floor so, I guess going to Morton's is out. Well, at least I can take some solace knowing I'm going to be passing all those "smart" drivers with their "luxury" nameplates while they wait for a tow truck and laughing at all those Toyota drivers as they receive their recall notices.  

Tony Kapel
Tony Kapel

Lets not forget the self granted entitlement these BMW and BeNz drivers have. Park where ever. Blocking parking lots while the starving Barbie stumbles to ATMs. And going around everyone in a turning lane by rolling up to the front and cutting in. These are your Miami fucktards in these cars

Darren Preston Lane
Darren Preston Lane

I'm surprised by the way most idiots in SoFla drive that he didn't suggest stock cars.

Andres Lemos
Andres Lemos

I'll stand up for the BMW owners (some anyway) as a 3 time owner and having other cars to compare to (Audi, VW, and Honda) I can say with the most confidence that the 3 series bmers r the best bang for the buck not only for luxury but mostly for the handling, especially if equipped with the sports package / M package

Jose Angeles
Jose Angeles

Write an article titled, "Top 5 Reasons Miami New Times is a Joke" I'll help with the first two. 1. Spelling and grammar 2. Everything is a list

jgcamp99
jgcamp99

The Mini ? I decided on the Fiat 500 Sport, if you're going to get a European car, you might as well have to access to fill it up on the passenger side of the car. :-)

Jason Walters
Jason Walters

Bmw one made me laugh. They are all leased but still true.

Phil Ramirez
Phil Ramirez

Writer has a point: Miami loves some foreign cars

Nikki Barnett
Nikki Barnett

I feel like Miami New Times should really invest in an editor. Not to modify the stories but to spell check and grammar check all of the massive amounts of errors in pretty much all of your articles. It's getting harder to overlook and even harder to take any of your stuff serious. Even the funny articles aren't worth it anymore.

Reed Lavine
Reed Lavine

How transparent is it that the writer has a 1999 Camry and isn't happy about it?

Reed Lavine
Reed Lavine

What Articles Like This Say About the Author: "I don't want to bother putting too much effort into what is obviously a fluff piece. Spell check? No time for that! Research? This ain't gonna win me a Pulitzer anyways, what's tha point?"

João Pedro Fiuza Souza
João Pedro Fiuza Souza

Poorly written by a person that knows nothing about cars. MB 250 Series? No such thing. Camero? Learn how to spell. The Tesla Tesla? You mean Tesla Model S.

jps0429
jps0429

Poorly written by a person that knows nothing about cars. 


MB 250 Series? No such thing. 

Camero? Learn how to spell. 

The Tesla Tesla? You mean Tesla Model S. 

eddiexherrera
eddiexherrera

LMAO truth ...good one Jose! 

PS...


Miami New Times....seriously....what a waste of an article!!!! Get a new editor! 

jgcamp99
jgcamp99

MB 250 series, that's a C class 250 in Coupe or Sedan. The Tesla, can you get anything besides an S ? The Tesla X won't come out until 2014.

jps0429
jps0429

@jgcamp99 Yes, "250" is the engine designation, "C Class" is the correct term. Tesla initially launched with The Roadster, which ended production in 2012. Calling The Model S "The Tesla Tesla" is just ridiculous and in bad taste. 


Camero... Are you serious?! Who writes this stuff?! 


If you are not an automobile enthusiast then why are you writing an article about them? Maybe they should have had someone proofread and further investigate before posting such a bogus article. 


Speaking of article, the original source used had all of this laid out in simple English, I do not understand where the miscommunication started. Makes no sense. 

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