I was in the Detroit area for a long weekend, and what surprised me the most—other than the bugs—was what I saw driving around on the roads with us.
I know I'm likely to see more GM and Ford products around, given that Detroit is their home base, but it was still surprising just how different the general view on the road was.
For instance, as we drove to the airport (Los Angeles International) last Thursday morning, on the 405 freeway, two Tesla Model Ss (top right) passed us within two minutes. Those were just the ones I saw. And generally, we're surrounded by BMWs of all stripes, and Toyota Prius is practically the state car.
In Southern California, my Buick Verano (bottom right) is so unusual as to be practically exotic, and with that coloring my perception, I kept being astonished to see Buick after Buick on the road and in parking lots in Michigan. Suddenly, I didn't feel quite so much the odd man out....
So my question is, what kinds of cars are prevalent on the roads where you live? Have you seen a Tesla Model S? Do you see many Porsches? Priuses? Is it all American iron?