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Unwanted Attention: What Types of Cars Attract Police? 🚔

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Most of us have been in a car pulled over by the police at at least one point in our lives. It’s obviously not the most joyful experience in the world, and the car you’re driving has a definite affect on how much police attention you attract. That being said, which cars are the worst? Having owned a large variety of different types of cars from different eras, here are my experiences:

The Japanese Sports Car

1990 300zx
1990 300zx

This was my most recent car, and it attracted some serious police attention for being such a modest looking car (to my eye). It was almost completely factory, but it still prompted some friendly neighborhood officers to turn around to follow me for a mile or two on more than one occasion. The car wasn’t excessively fast in a straight line, and that’s probably what saved me from tickets.

Unwanted Attention Rating: 3/5 🚔🚔🚔

The Euro Hot Hatch

2001 GTI 1.8T
2001 GTI 1.8T

This one was surprisingly under-the-radar. Not once did I get hassled or followed by cops. My best guess was that either cops didn’t know what it was, or the silver color helped it blend in. Either way, this was probably one of my best overall turbo sleeper cars.

Unwanted Attention Rating: 1/5 🚔

The Old School Muscle

1971 Javelin
1971 Javelin

Although it may not seem like it, this is the best car I’ve ever owned for avoiding police “attention”. Even though it’s loud, fast, and red, I’ve never even been close to a ticket in it. It would be inaccurate to say cops don’t look at the car, but the end result is that I basically get a free pass since it’s a classic. I once drove past a cop with open headers, no hood, and no installed seat belts. They didn’t look twice.

Unwanted Attention Rating: 1/5 🚔

The Modern Muscle

07 Mustang
07 Mustang

I owned my Mustang longer than I’ve owned any other car, and it still holds the record for the most tickets I’ve ever received in any single car. I got pulled over for everything from speeding to dead headlights (and everything in between). This car was a complete cop magnet, and I was hassled to no end. I loved the car, but you couldn’t get away with anything.

Unwanted Attention Rating: 5/5 🚔🚔🚔🚔🚔

The Bike

07 650r
07 650r

While this one isn’t specifically a car, it’s still worth including. The color alone was enough to catch some sideways glances from johnny law, but I never actually received a ticket on it. That being said, riding it is just asking for a traffic fine.

Unwanted Attention Rating: 2/5 🚔🚔


What are you experiences with getting pulled over? Post them below!