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Car Brands Owners Won’t Stop Bragging About

Cars are machines that get us from point A to point B, and that’s how your average driver probably views them. While most people like to have additional features and safety tech that enhances their driving experience, the vehicles we drive are just a tool. To car enthusiasts, though, our deep-rooted passion for our car can get well…annoying. There are some car brands that have a bigger following than others, and for these brands, owners just can’t seem to stop bragging about their cars.

The Jeep name as a brand

Jeep owners love to tell you about their Jeep. Whether they are bragging about their cool new modifications that enhance their Wrangler’s appearance or their Grand Cherokee’s overlanding capabilities. There is so much aftermarket support for a lot of the Jeeps that they are easily one of the most customizable vehicles on the market. A quick scroll on Instagram might even reveal more than a handful of Jeep owners that have accounts just for their cars — you might think that’s a bit weird, but we certainly don’t mind seeing the interesting Jeep content.

The Jeep Gladiator is a pickup truck version of the Wrangler.
Jeep Gladiator | FCA

Porsche owners love their cars

When I bought my first Porsche I quickly slipped down the rabbit hole of obsession. I found an entire market of Porsche gear, from hats to keychains, to vanity license plate frames — you know, in case you didn’t see the rest of the Porsche badges on the car. Most people might skip out on wearing a car-brand t-shirt, but Porsche owners wear the badge with a lot of pride.

The Porsche Cayenne Turbo, rival to the Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S, on display at the 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show
Porsche Cayenne Turbo | Gerlach Delissen – Corbis/Corbis, Getty Images

BMW and Audi rivalry

If you own a BMW or an Audi, chances are you hate the opposing brand. The loyalty many BMW and Audi owners may feel to their brand might not be something that they realized, but most drivers have a preference for their car’s brand that ranges from a dislike of the other brand to downright hatred. Like Porsche, there is plenty of BMW and Audi merchandise for owners to show off their vehicles with. We can’t really blame them, either.

Cruise control on steering wheel
A Saudi woman holds onto the steering wheel | Maya Anwar/Bloomberg, Getty Images

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No matter what car brand you own, there is no problem with wanting to brag. Cars can have a lot of meaning, from nostalgia to status symbols. Enthusiasts can also spend lots of time and money on their cars to modify and customize them, making them a little bit extra special. Whether you drive one of these brands or the many others, we can all understand why you’d want to be proud of your car’s brand, no matter what it is.