What car do residents of your state pine over? A new study by Autowise may provide some insight. The website determined the “dream car” for all 50 states using geotagged Twitter data. Over the course of three months, they tracked mentions of “dream car” and “#dreamcar” and the car mentioned in conjunction with those terms.
While the results may be fun and often intriguing, take this not-particularly-scientific study with a grain of salt. The results likely correlate more strongly with social media usage patterns than widespread state-wide sentiment. Tesla owners, for instance, may be more likely to be tech-savvy active social media users (not to mention particularly enthusiastic about their car choice). Or Camaro owners, for example, may be more fond of that particular “#dreamcar” hashtag than, say, Land Cruiser drivers.
Tesla Model S – 20 States
States: Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Nevada, Oregon, Rhode Island, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin
Ford Mustang – 13 States
States: Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, West Virginia
Range Rover – 6 States
States: Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, Vermont, Wyoming
Jeep Wrangler – 4 States
States: Alabama, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee
Chevrolet Corvette – 4 States
States: Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Ohio
Chevrolet Camaro – 3 States
States: North Carolina, South Dakota, Texas
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