My husband and son make fun of me because my observation skills seem to go out the window when it comes to describing cars. I usually describe them by color. Period.
I laughed out loud when I read the following sentences in the book, Wandering Through Winter by Edwin Way Teale. It seems I am not the only woman who describes cars in this way!
"It was in this section of the trip that Nellie began concentrating on the "fieldmarks" of automobiles. It was a mystery to me, I had pointed out, how anyone able to note slight plumage differences in sparrows and warblers and shore birds had difficulty telling a Ford from a Rambler or a Chrysler from a Buick. Her explanation, not without logic, had been:
'The trouble is automobiles keep changing their plumages.'"