Celebrities Who Drive Cheap Cars

3 Sep 2021

When we think of celebrities we automatically picture glamorous parties, red carpets and fast cars. Everyone, at some point, has imagined what their lives would be like in the limelight. How big would my mansion be? How many bathrooms would we have? How expensive would our cars be? While that may be the case for many A-listers, here is a list of surprising celebrities that actually choose to drive cheaper cars. 

While many celebrities do live up to the image that we expect them to, some of them feel like they don't need to impress anyone (and why should they, I guess?). Maybe they just love a classic car, maybe it's the pride they take in living a normal life, or maybe they're just stuck in their old ways. We’re going to look at some big stars driving some small budget cars. 

Clint Eastwood

To start this show we’re looking at Clint Eastwood. Mr Eastwood has been in the film industry for decades and has had success in both acting and directing. As one of the biggest names in Hollywood, Clint Eastwood has starred in blockbuster movies such as Million Dollar Baby, Dirty Harry, and Gran Torino. Over his career, Clint Eastwood has earned a whopping $375 million but that doesn’t stop him from driving his limited-edition SUV.
The 87-year-old A-lister is still seen driving around in his old GMC Typhoon which was only built from 1992 until 1993 and looks similar to the GMC Jimmy SUV. Impressively, the SUV does go from zero to 60 mph in just 5.3 seconds, but it's still just worth around $20,000 (just under £15,000).

Leonardo DiCaprio

Oscar-winner, producer and environmental advocate Leonardo DiCaprio is a name that almost any household knows. DiCaprio has starred in major Hollywood films such as Titanic, The Departed, and Wolf of Wall Street. After building up an impressive career, the actor has an estimated net worth of almost $300 million but still chooses to run his errands in a Toyota Prius
As an environmental advocate, it’s not a total shock that Leo chooses a more environmentally friendly car. In fact, the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation aims to assist in transitioning the world to 100% renewable energy and he even sits on the board of several charitable organisations such as WWF and the NRDC. The electric Toyota is known for being a reliable means of transportation but it doesn’t exactly look like its flashy competitors such as a Tesla or Porsche that you'd normally see a star driving. 

Cameron Diaz

Leonardo DiCaprio’s Gangs of New York co-star Cameron Diaz is another advocate for the electric Toyota Prius. The now-retired actress made her mark on Hollywood during her over two-decade-long acting career. Starring various critical hits and audience favourites such as Gangs of New York, Shrek, There's Something About Mary and many more. 
Given this career success and a net worth of over $140 Million, it’s surprising to learn that Diaz has preferred the Prius as her vehicle of choice since the early 2000s, citing her environmentally conscious attitude as the reasoning behind this eco-friendly, reliable car that many have photographed her in over the years.

Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe was one of the most successful child actors of the 21st century. Starring in the Harry Potter films and growing up to continue his acting career, the British actor is a household name. Daniel has an impressive net worth of over $100 million but you can spot him driving his trusty Fiat Punto around New York City. 
Daniel purchased the Fiat on his 18th birthday for less money than you might have spent on your car. Instead of a flashy sports car or an extravagant SUV, the Harry Potter star drives a Fiat Punto that only cost him around $17,000. He bought the tiny green car back in 2011 and has kept it ever since.

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