You certainly do the same, scanning the vehicle landscape when driving. We do it all the time, while vehicles grasp our attention for one reason or another. Having one form or another of a "cool factor" is helpful in catching our attention.
How often do you see a Suburban with the base steel wheels?
Here is the deal:
A couple of weeks ago driving on a 400 series highway we come up to a black Chevrolet Suburban with the base silver steel wheels in the middle lane.
First thought is who would acquire such a Suburban?
Its so plain looking that it attracts attention.
Agreed it takes all sorts of vehicles to enrich the diversity...but still such a plain full size Suburban is a rare sight.
By now we have passed the Suburban...and thats it...enough attention on a plain Suburban.
Until the Suburban changes to the left lane, and from the rear view mirror we notice the "hockey pucks" on the roof.
Now we know who acquired such a plain Suburban with steel wheels. The folks that have vehicles with hockey pucks on the roof.