Just curious to see what fellow Jalops think of a car's image and how it affects their buying purchases. I've found recently that I actually seem to care a lot more than I thought (with the exception of a few cars on my want list and exotics). For example, I wouldn't want the new Scion (even though it is an awesome car) because of the hundreds of them in the SoCal area, and I wouldn't want to be associated with the younger, ricer crowd. Similar with a lot of Asian Imports, actually - Miata and perhaps one of the standard drift chassis being the exception.

So what about the rest of you? How much does the image of a car affect your purchasing decisions?