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Taylor Swift’s car of choice is as low-key as it gets

Swifties keen for a sighting of their queen in Melbourne or Sydney should perhaps keep an eye out for this car (and no, it’s not a Suzuki Swift).

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It’s official: Taylor Swift is coming to Australia.

With ticket sales for the Sydney and Melbourne legs of her Eras Tour causing a veritable Ticketek meltdown, it’s safe to say anticipation is high for her arrival Down Under in February 2024.

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When the time comes, die-hard Swifties will likely be scouring Melbourne and Sydney hotspots for a sighting of the pop megastar, and that includes keeping a close eye on the road for Swift’s car.

So what car does Taylor Swift drive? Or, perhaps more realistically, does Taylor Swift drive – full stop?

While plenty of celebrities of her status have given up driving altogether and enlisted full-time chauffeurs (like Jennifer Lopez, who quit driving for 25 years), Swift confirmed in 2019 that she still likes to drive herself where possible… with mixed results.

During a 2019 appearance on The Graham Norton Show, Swift recalled getting in two separate car accidents in one day while driving a journalist from Rolling Stone magazine around her hometown of Nashville.

“I was just like, ‘I’m going to drive him because that’s what I normally do’,” Swift recalled of the interview for the magazine’s cover story.

“And I got in two car accidents. With him in the car. One was my fault, one was not. One was an ‘I’m sorry’ and the second one was a, ‘You’re welcome, I saved your life’.”

With her net worth estimated at $US400 million ($AU605m), Swift’s budget likely knows no bounds – but her car collection errs on the side of practicality rather than showiness.

Her first car as a teenage country music star was a pink Chevrolet Silverado gifted to her by her record label (she later donated it to charity) and, somewhat surprisingly, a white Hummer H2 – a family car Swift drove shortly after earning her permit.

“I got my permit last year after I went three times and failed the test each time,” the singer revealed in a documentary filmed when she was just 16 years old.

Since then, Swift has been snapped in a series of luxury cars – including a Porsche 911 and an Audi R8 – but she’s more regularly spotted emerging from large SUVs with blacked-out windows and plenty of room for her entourage.

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So far in 2023, Swift has been snapped hiding from paparazzi in a Toyota Sequoia and a Cadillac Escalade. She also a fan of the Mercedes-Benz Viano.

Given none of those nameplates are available in Australia, it’s likely Swift and her posse will have to opt for the next best thing while Down Under – a Mercedes-Benz V-Class, Mercedes-Benz Vito Tourer or a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter.

A Range Rover, Mercedes-Benz GLS or BMW X7 could also prove a luxurious alternative to the US-market Escalade, while a Toyota Kluger would certainly help her fly under the radar.

Swift is also no stranger to throwing fans off her scent by opting for an uncharacteristically low-key car.

A 2022 report from UK newspaper The Sun claimed Swift purchased a Nissan Qashqai to use when visiting her former boyfriend in London.

“Taylor loves her new practical car which means she can drive around London without getting spotted,” a source reportedly told the paper.

“She could have any car she wants but knows she won’t draw any attention in her new family motor.”

So, what does all of this mean for Australian Swifties keen to cop a sighting of their pop idol on the road?

To put it simply: Expect the unexpected – and look for tinted windows.

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