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Aston Martin DB5 Tops List Of America’s Most Desired Movie Cars

Survey reveals preferences for electric engines, dream car models, style, and comfort features.

America’s most desired movie car is the Aston Martin DB5 from the “James Bond” series, according to a new survey.

Thirty-one percent expressed a strong preference for electric engines, beating out gasoline engines (27%), and hybrid alternatives (21%).

Among the most coveted dream car models, the BMW M4 (17%), Tesla Model S (16%), Mercedes-Benz S-Class (16%), Chevrolet Corvette (14%), and Ford Mustang (14%) held the top positions.

In terms of style, SUVs (29%) reigned supreme, followed by luxury cars (17%) and sports cars (14%).

Comfort (20%) played a role in respondents’ dream car preferences, with climate control (30%), leather or premium upholstery (30%), and a built-in navigation system (29%) ranking as the top three must-have comfort features.

“Whether it’s a performance-driven BMW or a tech-equipped Tesla, a lot of factors can play into more Americans coveting a dream car, like price, nostalgia, features, and more,” said Brian Boyd, Carvana senior vice president of inventory. “Most interestingly, we’re living in a time when obtaining one’s dream car is more achievable than ever through the use of powerful technology and a customer-centric approach.”

When it came to color, black emerged as the most popular choice (22%). White ranked closely behind with 16% of participants favoring it, followed by red (13%).

Interior of a 1965 Aston Martin DB5. Artist Unknown.Conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Carvana, the survey found that technology (26%) was the leading factor that influenced people’s dream car. PHOTO BY HERITAGE IMAGES.GETTY IMAGES 

People hold their dream car in such high esteem that just thinking about it brings happiness to 39% of the respondents.

Interestingly, many respondents have gone the extra mile by giving names to their dream cars. Approximately 46% of those with a dream car had a name for them, with popular names including Bluebell (14%), Black Beauty (13%), and Baby (12%).

Six out of 10 Americans would choose to own their dream car over their dream home.

In terms of budget, the average American expressed a willingness to spend varying amounts on their dream car. Forty-three percent would be willing to pay more than $100,000 for their dream car.

“The connection between Americans and their ideal dream car starts long before the driveway,” Boyd said. “We see that many individuals take proactive steps towards realizing their dream cars, starting with seeking advice, creating budget plans, and conducting extensive research with the variety of digital tools at their disposal. The connection between Americans and their dream cars goes beyond mere transportation. It’s a dream nurtured since teenage years, a source of joy, and a reflection of personal identity.”

Moreover, many participants have actually taken initial steps toward buying their dream car. Three in 10 of those who have a car in mind sought advice from car enthusiasts or experts, while an equal number created budget plans to save for their dream car.


Produced in association with SWNS Research

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