Cars, especially new cars often represent a status symbol, and are not only a means of transportation. Cars are treated with adoration by many people, and most of them consider the day when they bought a new car very important.
Although in times before cars it was unimaginable to be able to drive your vehicle which can bring you to great distances and enjoying while doing that.
Ever since cars were invented their popularity and number has only grown. From the moment they get their driving license at 16 most people don’t ever leave their cars.
Because they are such a common part of our daily lives, especially people who are active drivers tend to dream about cars often.
Even people who don’t drive dream about cars, and there are important psychological reasons for that. Cars have a great significance as a dream symbol.
Meaning and Symbolism of Cars In Dreams
Car in dream as a symbol of our body
A car in our dream is often related with the condition of our body; if the car was new or in an excellent state, the dream is a sign that we are well taken care of and in satisfying health condition; if, on the other hand, the car was in a desperate state, old, or falling apart, the dream is a serious warning about our health and a reminder to start taking better care about ourselves. It is a sign to do a medical check-up as soon as possible.
Car as a symbol of the level of control we have in life
Cars in dreams reflect our ability of making decisions in different circumstances as well as the level of control we have in our lives.
They also symbolize the life path and direction we have chosen in this life.
The dream about cars has a different meaning when we dream about driving it and when we dream about being driven by someone. These dreams usually have a relation with control issues and your ability to manage to deal with certain situations in your life.
Depending on the current circumstances in your life, a dream where you were in the driver’s seat and driving a car is a sign that you have a clear picture of what you should to and which actions you should take.
You know which decisions ought to be made to get to a certain goal or achieve a certain result.
This dream could also describe your dominant nature and leadership qualities. You probably don’t want to be told what to do and you are your own boss.
On the other hand, you probably desire to tell others what to do, and you are often in a position to organize and lead others. You don’t allow anyone take the steering wheel from your hands, symbolically speaking.
In some cases, a dream where you were driving a car could indicate that you are looking for a way to take control over some situation in your life which was causing you problems.
If someone else was driving your car in your dream, this is a sign of lack of control and independence.
You probably feel that you don’t have the last saying in any situation and that others are making decisions on your behalf. That situation bothers you and you could feel humiliated concerning that someone is driving your car.
A dream where someone was driving your car is often a sign of your subconscious feeling of dissatisfaction and often a call for rebellion, and taking your life in your hands.
These dreams are often dreamed by young people who are still living with their parents, but also people in relationships who don’t have any freedom to speak their mind and they do only what their partners want them to do.
Different types of cars meaning
Dreams about cars have different meanings depending on the type of car we dreamed about. Different types of cars reveal your confidence and feeling about making certain decisions in your life.
A dream about a new car, or expensive car, reveal your great sense of self-confidence and determination when making decisions. You feel confident about your decisions and you don’t want anyone influencing you in any way.
This dream reveals your feelings of pride, winner mentality, excellence in making decisions, and knowing exactly where you are headed.
Old, cheap and ruined cars in a dream are a sign of your vulnerability, insecurity, lack of resources, lack of power, lack of control, lack of opportunities, inability to make decisions, etc.
This dream is a sign of feeling out of control in some circumstances or in your life in general.
New Car – Dream Meaning and Symbolism
A new car in a dream is a good dream symbol in more than one way and the meaning could be deciphered by considering all the details of a dream, and the role the new car had in your dream, for example, were you buying it, driving it, only seeing it, etc.
Because cars in dreams are representation of our body, a dream about a new car could be a revelation of our perfect health condition.
It could indicate that we are taking good care of our health and wellbeing.
Dreaming about buying a new car – If you dreamed about buying a new car, the dream could reveal your new approach towards some area in your life. It could reveal your decision to turn a new leaf in some situation or start anew in some relationship, or job, or project you are involved with.
It could also reveal your decision to start a new relationship, or project or job. In any case, a dream of buying a new car is a sign of your initiative to make a fresh start in some situation or completely changing the way you are doing things.
Buying a new car could mean starting something new and not just making a decision about it.
Dreaming about driving a new car – Driving a new car in a dream is a sign of your confidence and power. It is a sign of your pride and determination to succeed. You are in control of your life and you determine the conditions.
It is possible that you are managing and organizing others as well, but it is certain that your life is in your hands completely.
In some cases, this dream could indicate making some changes in life and taking control over it.
If you were following the guidance of others so far, this dream is a sign that you are turning a new leaf and you are becoming independent and influence-free.
Dreaming about not being able to find your new car – If you dreamed of not being able to find your new car, the dream could be a sign of being unsuccessful in starting something new, unsuccessful in taking control over your life.
Maybe you have tried to become independent and make decisions about your life alone, but the dream is a sign that you are still unable to do so, or some other circumstances are still preventing you from doing that.
A dream about not finding your new car could also mean not being able to maintain a healthy lifestyle and continuing to jeopardize your health.
Dreaming about your new car being out of control – If you dreamed about driving a new car, but you are unable to control the vehicle and are close to experiencing an accident, that dream is a warning sign.
This dream usually indicates your inability to take over control over your life and the possible devastating decisions and actions you are making which jeopardize your wellbeing and possibly the wellbeing of others.
This dream could be a sign from your subconscious asking you to question yourself and your desire for independence, especially because you are obviously still not ready to take full responsibility and control over your life.
This dream is often a sign of losing control over some situation where you were confident of being on the top of your game.
Dreaming about discovering your new car was stolen – If you recently bought a new car, this dream is a normal reaction of your subconscious, fearing for your car’s safety. You probably fear someone might actually steal it, hence the dream.
If you don’t have a new car, and you only dream that you have a new car that someone had stolen, the dream is a sign of feeling that someone is constantly obstructing your attempts to become independent and take over the control over your life.
It could be someone who is preventing your desire to move on with your life and abandon a relationship, or a job, or some project that isn’t working out well.
The person stealing your car in the dream could be the one who is obstructing your decision to move on towards something new.
Dreaming about not being able to start a new car – If you dreamed about getting ready to drive a new car, but the car couldn’t start, the dream is a sign of not being prepared for some new endeavors, or to make some important decisions, or embrace some new challenges in your life, even though you want.
Maybe you believe that you are prepared but the dream is a sign from your subconscious, saying that you are still not ready for such things.
Dreaming about driving in the backseat of your new car – A dream in which you were driving in a backseat of your new car is a disturbing sign from your subconscious.
This dream is a sign of your great desire to take control over your life and make some changes especially about the ways you are doing things, but in reality not being able to do that, because of someone’s strong influence over your life.