Those of us who follow the lives and lifestyles of celebrities know that a lot of articles and features usually center on what celebrities own and how they live. More specifically, we are generally obsessed with knowing what sorts of high-priced goodies our favorite celebrities have purchased or enjoy using. From multi-million dollar mansions and yachts to expensive champagne, watches and clothing – there is a fascination (or obsession) with finding out the sorts of expensive things celebrities spend their money on. Whether a famous movie star, business personality or pro-athlete, a lot of the high-end purchases they make are items most of us can only dream of having. That said, you may be surprised to find out that there are some celebrity purchases, usually associated with six-figure dollar amounts, that the ‘average joe’ can afford.
It’s more than likely that you’ve come across a list, at one time or another, concerning celebrities and their high-priced cars. Yes, we’ve all seen them. That movie star who drives a Rolls-Royce, the soccer player who is spotted in a Lamborghini and the music star who goes around town in an Aston Martin – there are many celebrities who own some pretty nice and expensive cars. There not all like that, though. In the world of celebrity, there are the rich and famous who prefer to drive more practical and affordable cars.
The following looks at 15 celebrities who drive cars which are cheap – at least by celebrity standards. You won’t find a single Ferrari or Lamborghini ahead. We promise there are a few ‘imports,’ just not the kind you’ve come to expect. In fact, you may find more than a couple vehicles that aren’t even made anymore. None of the cars listed here break the six-figure barrier and most can (or could) be found relatively easily at the local car dealer.
15 Britney Spears – Mini Cooper
14 Ron Artest – Hyundai Genesis
13 Steve Ballmer – Ford Fusion Hybrid
12 Leonardo DiCaprio – Toyota Prius
11 Justin Timberlake – Volkswagen Jetta
10 Conan O’Brien – Ford Taurus SHO
9 Clint Eastwood – GMC Typhoon
8 Colin Farrell – Ford Bronco
7 LeBron James – Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
6 Daniel Radcliffe – Fiat Punto
5 Mel Gibson – Toyota Cressida
4 Tom Hanks – Scion xB
3 Jay Leno – GMC Syclone
2 Jennifer Lawrence – Volkswagen Eos
1 Pope Francis – Renault 4
When you think of the Pope and cars, you probably picture what is commonly referred to as the Popemobile. This is usually some form of modified SUV, with built in bullet-resistant glass which allows to Pope to ride among the crowds and be seen by spectators. However, beyond the Popemobile, the current Pope, Pope Francis, has been seen in his own personal mode of transportation. So does the leader of the Catholic Church drive a car which symbolizes power and wealth? Hardly. Known for his humility and more casual demeanor, it should be no surprise that Pope Francis drives a 1984 Renault 4 hatchback. The car was donated to him and is used to drive around the Vatican grounds. You don’t get much cheaper than free, although we don’t think any Vatican speed records will be broken by this little four-cylinder powered car which, at most, costs a couple thousand dollars used.
Sources: driving.co.uk, cars.ca, driverside.com, nbc.com, celebritynetworth.com
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