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The Unofficial State Cars Of America

We Americans definitely love our cars, and people are quick to tell you about which makes and models are their favs, with the exact reasons why, when the subject comes up.

Some states have even become synonymous with a specific make or model, like Texas and massive Cadillacs or Oregon and Subaru wagons, but do these automotive stereotypes ring true?

The car nuts at Popular Mechanics were curious about this question of state oriented car sales, so they turned to auto analyst Tom Libby from IHS Automotive for some real world facts and figures.

Here's how Tom determined which car suited each state the most:

Libby pulled data about the make and model of every car sold in the U.S., and calculated the popularity of each by percentage using registration data. Then, he did the same at the state level, and compared each state to the national average.

Tom's data showed the sterotypes rarely match up with the sales figures, but it proved that Texans still love their Cadillacs, only nowadays they prefer the massive Escalade EXT.

See The 50 Unofficial State Cars of America here


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