The 150 Best Car Quotes for Gearheads

Whether they’re electric, gas guzzlers or fuel efficient, cars are designed to get us from point A to B. For car enthusiasts, an automobile is more than a hunk of metal. It’s a source of freedom and thrill. These 150 car quotes reflect the many levels of passion (and humor) that these horseless modes of transportation bring.

For many of us, we have memories of our first car with that beloved "new car" smell. Or, perhaps you were like me. I was just happy to get an older model hand-me-down Chevy from my aunt. It turned off when I made right-hand turns, but it got me to school and back home.

Our society has come a long way since the first automobile was mass-produced in America. It was in 1901 that Ransom E. Olds manufactured the Curved Dash Oldsmobile. Olds also invented the concept of an assembly line, which influenced today’s method of auto manufacturing. Now, with so many car brands and styles to choose from, there’s an option for everyone.

With more choices comes their influence on our everyday lives. Now, car quotes come from classic movies where they’re at the center of its plot like Thelma & Louise, The Italian Job and the Fast and the Furious franchise. From famous car sayings to Instagram captions for your new ride, there’s likely a saying for every level of car lover.

Despite the style, brand or color, cars are a thing of beauty and fascination. Rev up your engines and ride along with these 150 quotes for automotive lovers.

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150 Best Car Quotes

1. "I couldn’t find the sports car of my dreams, so I built it myself." – Ferdinand Porsche



2. "Life is too short to drive boring cars." – Elvis Presley

3. "You'll always remember your first car and the memories that come with it — that sense of adventure!" – Paddy McGuinness

4. "The cars we drive say a lot about us." – Alexandra Paul

5. "Race cars are neither beautiful nor ugly. They become beautiful when they win." – Enzo Ferrari

6. "If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses." – Henry Ford

7. "A racing car is an animal with a thousand adjustments." – Mario Andretti

8. "The automobile engine will come, and then I will consider my life's work complete." – Rudolf Diesel

9. "Money may not buy happiness, but I’d rather cry in a Jaguar than on a bus." – Françoise Sagan

10. "Driving race cars was an avenue for me to learn how to build my own car, and that was my ambition all along." – Carroll Shelby

11. "Take care of your car in the garage, and the car will take care of you on the road." – Amit Kalantri

12. "I’m actually quite modest. All I want is a nice car. All I want is a drink at midnight on Sunday night and I’ll be a very happy man." – Gavin Friday

13. "Fast cars like Porsches and Ferraris – they are things of beauty." — Rod Stewart

14. "Straight roads are for fast cars, turns are for fast drivers." — Colin McRae

15. "I admit to wasting my life messing around with fast cars and motorcycles." — Brock Yates

16. "Electric cars aren't pollution—free; they have to get their energy from somewhere." — Alexandra Paul



17. "Cars bring me sheer joy." – Evan Spiegel

18. "Never lend your car to anyone to whom you have given birth." – Erma Bombeck

19. "You’re safer in the race car than you are in cars going to and from the track." – Mario Andretti

20. "When it comes to cars, only two varieties of people are possible – cowards and fools." – Russell Baker

21. "Shoes make an outfit; they’re like rims for a car." – Omari Hardwick

22. "A car is like a mother-in-law – if you let it, it will rule your life." – Jaime Lernercar

23. "If the car feels like it is on rails, you are probably driving too slow." — Ross Bentley

24. "The car was invented as a convenient place to sit out traffic jams." – Evan Esar

25. "I don’t like to go over curbs, because I don’t want to be hard on the car." ― Alain Prost

26. "Everything in life is somewhere else, and you get there in a car." – E. B. White

27. "When you have a great car, you want people to see the car." – Andris Nelsons

28. "The car is the closest thing we will ever create to something that is alive."— Sir William Lyons

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29. "I love driving cars, looking at them, cleaning and washing and shining them. I clean ‘em inside and outside. I'm very touchy about cars. I don't want anybody leaning on them or closing the door too hard, know what I mean?" – Scott Baio

30. "Maybe the bike is more dangerous, but the passion for the car for me is second to the bike." – Valentino Ross

31. "The best car safety device is a rearview mirror with a cop in it." — Dudley Moore

32. "I am a big car enthusiast. I totally understand guys like Jay Leno who have a thousand cars. But asking me my favorite car would be like asking my favorite song or favorite food — it changes every day." – Casey James

33. "I’ve always been into cars. Cars are part of our genetic makeup. It’s unavoidable." – Matthew Fox

34. "All of those cars were once just a dream in somebody’s head." – Peter Gabriel

35. "Once you’ve raced, you never forget it…and you never get over it." – Richard Childress

36. "Running on different types of racetracks is challenging — not only for the drivers, but even more for the team members who have to make adjustments to the cars before each race." – Michael Andretti

37. "Anybody who gives their car to a valet isn’t a car guy." – Jay Leno

38. "In the history of the world, no one has ever washed a rented car." – Lawrence Summers

39. "Car designers are just going to have to come up with an automobile that outlasts the payments." – Emma Bombeck

40. "Google is working on self-driving cars, and they seem to work. People are so bad at driving cars that computers don’t have to be that good to be much better." – Marc Andreessen

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Inspirational Car Quotes



41. "There’s a lot of stress… but once you get in the car, all that goes out the window." – Dan Brown

42. "It’s a never ending battle of making your cars better and also trying to be better yourself." – Dale Earnhardt

43. "I always do like seeing other people dance in their cars. It's one of the things that makes me happy." – Ariel Gore

44. "I am an artist, the track is my canvas and the car is my brush." – Graham Hill

45. "Environmentally friendly cars will soon cease to be an option… they will become a necessity." – Fujio Cho

46. "The way I drive, the way I handle a car, is an expression of my inner feelings." – Lewis Hamilton

47. "Self-care is your fuel … Whatever the road ahead or the path you’ve taken, self-care is what keeps your motor running and your wheels turning." – Melissa Steginus

48. "A dream without ambition is like a car without gas… you’re not going anywhere." — Sean Hampton

49. "Cars are the sculptures of our everyday lives." – Chris Bangle

50. "I am emotional about engines, if you hurt my car, you hurt my heart." — Amit Kalantri

51. "If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will do." — Lewis Carroll

52. "Sometimes the best therapy is a long drive and good music." – (Attributed to various sources)

53. "Driving is a spectacular form of amnesia. Everything is to be discovered, everything to be obliterated." – Jean Baudrillard

54. "A muscle is like a car. If you want it to run well early in the morning, you have to warm it up." – Florence Griffith Joyner

55. "The road is there, it will always be there. You just have to decide when to take it." – Chris Humphrey

56. "The car has become the carapace, the protective and aggressive shell, of urban and suburban man." – Marshall McLuhan

57. "It’s not about the car you drive, it’s about the way you drive it." – Anonymous

58. "If you know you’re going home, the journey is never too hard." – Angela Wood

59. "In racing, there are always things you can learn, every single day. There is always space for improvement, and I think that applies to everything in life." – Lewis Hamilton

60. "To me, cars are freedom. They take you anywhere you want to go. They’re a release from the daily grind." – William Sharman

61. "Some men take good care of a car; others treat it like one of the family." – Evan Esar

62. "Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary… that’s what gets you." – Jeremy Clarkson

63. "Always focus on the front windshield and not the rearview mirror." – Colin Powell

64. "Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in." – Bill Bradley

65. "No action hero is more closely associated with cars than James Bond." – Richard Hammond

Famous Car Quotes



66. "Fast cars are my only vice." – Michael Bay

67. "I don’t sell cars; I sell engines. The cars I throw in for free since something has to hold the engines in." – Enzo Ferrari

68. "Men love women, but even more than that, men love cars." – Christian Mckay (as Lord Hesketh), Rush

69. "To attract men, I wear a perfume called ‘New Car Interior.'" – Rita Rudner

70. "Second place is just the first-place loser." – Dale Earnhardt

71. "Float like a Cadillac, sting like a Beemer" – Owen Wilson (as Lightning McQueen), Cars

72. "I couldn’t find the sports car of my dreams, so I built it myself." – Ferdinand Porsche

73. "First, you have to finish." – Michael Schumacher

74. "Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads" – Christopher Lloyd (as Dr. Emmett Brown), Back to the Future Part II

75. "Need I remind you, 007, that you have a license to kill, not to break the traffic laws." – Desmond Llewelyn (as Q), GoldenEye

76. "You win some, you lose some, you wreck some." – Dale Earnhardt

77. "It’s the car, right? Chicks always dig the car." – Val Kilmer (as Batman), Batman Forever

78. "Driving a race car is like dancing with a chainsaw." – Cale Yarborough

79. "What’s behind you doesn’t matter." – Enzo Ferrari

80. "I live my life a quarter mile at a time. Nothing else matters. Not the mortgage, not the store, not my team and all their bullshit. For those 10 seconds or less, I'm free." – Vin Diesel (as Dom Toretto), The Fast and Furious

81. "Straight roads are for fast cars, turns are for fast drivers." – Colin McRae

82. "Speed. To be able to control it. To know that I can control something that’s out of control" – Tom Cruise (as Cole Trickle), Days of Thunder

83. "The winner ain’t the one with the fastest car, it’s the one who refuses to lose." – Dale Earnhardt

84. "A man with priorities so far out of whack doesn’t deserve such a fine automobile." – Matthew Broderick (as Ferris Bueller), Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

85. "If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough." – Mario Andretti

86. "Race cars are neither beautiful nor ugly. They become beautiful when they win." – Enzo Ferrari

87. "You can dance the tango and drive a Ferrari better than anyone I've ever seen." – Chris O'Donnell (as Charlie Simms), Scent of a Woman

88. "It is amazing how many drivers, even at the Formula One level, think that the brakes are for slowing the car down." – Mario Andretti

89. "You care more about that car than you do about most people." – Geena Davis (as Thelma), Thelma and Louise

90. "I’ve always been asked, ‘What is my favorite car?’ and I’ve always said ‘The next one.’" – Carroll Shelby

91. "A car is a car! I drive my car every day." – Eddie Murphy (as Axel Foley), Beverly Hills Cop

92. "Chrysler builds great cars." – Lee Iacocca

93. "I always say, the way a man treats his car is how he treats himself" – François Berléand (as Inspector Tarconi), The Transporter

94. "Aerodynamics are for people who can't build engines." – Enzo Ferrari

95. "Nobody remembers the guy who finished second but the guy who finished second." – Bobby Unser

New Car Instagram Captions



96. New car, who dis?

97. Meet my new partner in crime.

98. Welcome my new addition to the family. 🚘

99. My commute is about to get a lot shorter. #thankful

100. It’s time to fuel up and make new memories.

101. Beep beep, ya girl bought a car.

102. Where should I take her (my new car) on my next road trip?

103. Don’t mind me. Just at the gas station, filling up my new whip.⛽

104. New car smell, new me.

105. Hey y’all. Say hi to my new accessory.

106. I’m already addicted to the new car smell.

107. I finally bought my dream car. #blessed #hardwork

108. Am I making this car look good or what?! 😂

109. This is what dreams are made of.

110. Meet my new best friend. #newcar

111. All set to turn heads, one lane at a time.

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112. Just married…to my new car!

113. Life is a journey, and I have a new ride to enjoy it.🧳

114. Fresh outta the dealership.

115. New car, new adventures.

116. I like men, but I like my new car more. 😂

117. Don’t count the miles, only the memories.

118. It may not be the newest model, but this ride is new for me.

119. Just came back from my first ride in my new car. #blessed

120. I worked so hard for this moment. #1stCar

121. All set to take the scenic route in life.

122. I finally found my perfect match.

123. To me, from me. #newcar

124. This new car scent smells good on me.

125. So…I went shopping today. #newcar

Captions for Car Lovers



126. The only kind of control I like is that of being behind the wheel.

127. Alexa, play "Fast Car."

128. The road is my runway. 🌟

129. More than sunsets, I like chasing happy times.

130. Sorry, I can’t hear you over the sound of my engine.

131. Why walk when you can drive? 🚗

132. As for me, I’m just a driver with a car addiction.

133. Sorry, I can’t. I have plans with my car.

134. You mess with me, you mess with my car

135. My car and I are in a committed relationship. ❤️

136. The only drama I enjoy is in my rearview mirror.

137. Plan for today: drive and get lost #happiness

138. A clean car is a happy car.

139. Cars=freedom #thatisall

140. I’m not just any lover; I’m a car lover. 💞

141. Once the ignition is on, the world becomes my oyster.

142. Keep calm and drive on.

143. Stressed, blessed and car obsessed. 🚘🙏

144. My car is my spirit animal.

145. I’m in my happy place. It just has wheels.

146. A car is not just a car, it’s an investment.

147. Hello, my name is: Car Enthusiast

148. A dirty car is a dirty shame.

149. Eat, sleep, drive, repeat. 🔄

150. Tank full of gas? ☑️ Good music? ☑️

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