If you're in L.A., you see celebrities driving everywhere. While their cars aren't always clean, they're almost always new, with essential accessories like black DUB-rims or DirectTV satellite.
Driving through Beverly Hills, you would think the Range Rover was the Volkswagen. The car leads the pack as the preferred armor of the Hollywood brigade, with comfortable leather seats and fluffy suspension that provide both sexy handling and tank-like intimidation. The car has even become a staple for celebrity moms like Courteney Cox and Halle Berry who like its stylish mix of safety and luxury.
The Mercedes G-Class isn't far behind. The boxy German import that looks like an upturned shoebox with shiny chrome details attracts an artsy following.
Diane Keaton, often wearing one of her eccentric hats, can sometimes be seen driving along Wilshire Boulevard in her G-Class, as can younger style-makers like Ashley Olsen, Nicole Richie and Hilary Duff. The German auto maker was rumored to be discontinuing the line, but that was greeted by such an uproar that the car isn't likely to go anywhere soon.Recently it has been nearly impossible to miss Britney Spears' various adventures in her new SL 65 and less-conspicuous CLK, also sported by Lauren Conrad of The Hills. Spears loves the CLK so much she recently traded her all-black model in for an all-white one.
Not the natural choice for a mother of toddlers, the car seats four but is ideal for two passengers and has only one cupholder -- far too small for any Big Gulps.
Since the days of James Dean and his 1955 Spyder, Porsche has been a fixture in Hollywood. With the Panamera sedan coming in 2009 and Cayenne that even Jessica Alba can't resist, the car maker continues to be the favored toy of Hollywood heartthrobs.
Justin Timberlake is a devoted supporter and Keanu Reeves can barely part with his late '90s 911 in between rides on his vintage motorcycles. Talk-show host Ellen Degeneres makes it her preferred mode of transportation between houses in Beverly Hills and Montecito.