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Dream Symbol: Car, Automobile

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Dream meaning: Car, Automobile

CarOften your body, or your way of moving through life approaching situations, although it can also represent someone else. It may be a message to shift gears. It you are in the backseat of the car, are you being backseat driver, or are you taking a backseat to someone else? Are you directing your life or just going along with someone else’s ideas and lead? Perhaps the dream is reminding you not to let yourself be taken for a ride.

Interpretation of car in your dream requires you to consider the make of the car and what that particular brand means to you(safety, luxury, freedom)? A car that needs repair, lacks horsepower (energy), runs out of gas, or malfunctions may represent a health problem and could be signaling that it is time to stop ignoring some symptom and see your doctor. It can also signal that you need to turn your energies or efforts elsewhere for more success. A stolen car may indicate that some person or situation is robbing you of energy, ha distracted you, or is preventing you from attending to long range goals.




Related dream symbols
Race, Racing

29 Personal Dreams and Interpretations so far ↓

  • Erica // Jan 26, 2015 at 9:50 am

    Not my dream but my husband dreamed we were in the car and i was in the back seat he was in the passenger seat and someone else was driving and he said someone was shooting a gun in the air outside.

  • Jackie // Apr 11, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    I had a dream that my boy friend traded my Mercedes in for a BMW of lesser value.

  • andreana // Jan 27, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    what does it mean if you are driving and you blow the car horn and then it goes in reverse by it self and crashes?

  • srk // Nov 6, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    I dream quite often that I suddenly can’t see when I am driving a car and I am never alone in the car.

  • shira // Oct 1, 2012 at 4:09 am

    I keep dreaming of driving a car, and it all goes good, (I do not have a license), and then suddenly I lose control of the car and either crash or do not know what I should do next. What does this mean?

  • Becky // Jul 28, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    I was dreaming that my husband was driving my beetle and that the door on the driver side flew open. The door hit a tree and came off. What does that mean? He did try to get it fixed before I woke up.

  • Jazzie // Apr 23, 2012 at 11:59 am

    I had a dream I was driving my car…when suddenly I had problems seeing. It wasn’t the road. It was my eyesight. Things were getting blurry… I felt around in my car for my glasses but they weren’t there so I decided to just stop and put my flashers on. Then I saw an 18 wheeler pull in front of me as if it was turning into a parking lot but I was in the way… The truck made the turn when suddenly the back end of the truck was running over my car…I blew the horn and tried to get out but couldn’t. I was scared and it started getting black. I couldn’t see… Then I woke up.

  • ed // Apr 2, 2012 at 6:03 am

    For the past two or three years i have had dreams that always start out good and end up with me finding my car,or my pickup truck has been stolen. In real life i have had one car stolen from me but i found it. A dream answer said that someone is stealing my energy and i cant get any of my projects done. When i had my first dream i had the same old car stolen about five times,all in the first dream and i would find it parked on the street

  • Heather // Mar 20, 2012 at 7:17 am

    I dreamed that I was up on a cliff with my father who had passed away over 15 years ago and I was hanging off it and asked him to help me up- then he was also hanging off it and couldn’t help me. He was sure that if we let ourselves fall off it into the water we would be fine. He wanted us to hold hands while we jumped..and somehow a volkswagon entered the dream and I wanted for us to get inside of it to protect us from the fall and sinking too far down into the water. We went into the volkswagon and I opened the window…and gave myself and dad a floating pillow…we fell into the water which was the ocean and we landed peacefully and just floated..then we got out and swam….from there we ended up inside someones house…we didn’t want to wake anyone who was sleeping…but a dog barked as we left the front door. The couple who lived there came with a tennis racquest and another sporting equipment..I wasn’t sure as weapons or that they were going out to play a game of tennis..my father said something to them and they smiled and walked away…that was my dream…anyone know what this means?

  • maria // Jan 20, 2012 at 6:33 am

    I am a simple lady without a car or even driving license. Many a times I dream of driving a car that does not stop. I can’t tell whether it has brakes, but I can see myself holding the steering wheel. I can’t tell what eventually stops the car, but my efforts to stop it are always in vain.

  • Erin // Jan 17, 2012 at 9:05 am

    I had a dream where my friends and I were packing clothes to go on a trip, we split up to go get our stuff and then we were going to meet up at a bus later that would take us the rest of the way. So I went to my friends house where my bf and I had our clothes and started packing. It was weird because I was packing hundreds of shirts but no pants. As I was putting my stuff in the trunk of my car my friends dad came outside and started talking to us. My friend and I were rushing because it was close to the time we had to meet the others at the bus and we were running a little late. Then my car, with no one in it, just starts rolling down the driveway and goes right up the driveway on the other side of the street and runs into the neighbors car. The neighbors were standing outside watching it happen and I was waving my arms to get out of the way but they didn’t seem to understand. Then my friends dad says well I guess we’re trading cars and he just gives me his car in exchange for mine.. His car was red. I don’t remember what model I think it was relatively new. And mine I think was silver and an older make. I’ve been having really vivid dreams lately so please let me know if you can help me figure this one out.

  • Josh // Nov 5, 2011 at 10:04 am

    Hello, I have had a dream about an earthquake occuring while I was in the mall, there was a police station inside the mall. When the people felt the earthquake, they all ran to the police station and started steeling their cars which were all Audis (all different color)(they were all the same model) (theywere all amazingly fancy and luxury). My dad and I didn’t take one, we just exited the mall by the door. Everybody left with their brand new Audi exept my dad and I. I suppose we went home because after that I was just watching an African American man around his 30’s( I am not African American so it could not be me in the future) that also didn’t take an Audi. He was very upset but he had a police friend of him that told him that the police wasn’t going to try to find the cars. The police man gave the man some keys for the man to get a car.( I was watching the man like as a movie because I was watchinh him in different angles.

  • cecille // Mar 30, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    I dreamt that I was in a car with a friend who’s driving the car very fast and we almost had an accident twice. i told her to slow down but she went on driving very fast. it really scared me thinking we could get killed.

  • Eric // Feb 18, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    This is a long one. I left home and drove west to Chicago (I still only have temps, not an official license). Then I drove on Route 66 to this small town in Arizona. I fell in love with a girl and we got married. The dream ended with my wife having twins, a boy and a girl. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  • Merlin // Jan 18, 2011 at 7:26 am

    I have had recurring dreams that I have to drive a car even though I haven’t got my license yet (I have had most of my driving lessons, so basically I know how to drive just that I am not sure of my abilities - in my dream I know it as well) and every time I lose control of the car and it ends with a minor accident. Last night in my dream I was forced to drive home alone again and I remember thinking that “Why does it keep happening to me? I can’t drive, why am I pushed into this situation again?”

  • allan // Jan 8, 2011 at 9:32 am

    I had a dream where I was trying to back up a car and I was near the edge of a mountain/cliff and I let it go to far backwards and the back wheels barely go off the side of the cliff. In the backseat of the car, is my uncle Charlie (my dad’s brother…we don’t get along because of the past). I’m afraid that the car is gonna roll off the cliff, so I start to unbuckle my seatbelt and unlock my door..but I’m pressing the gas so my uncle can shift from reverse to drive….and he does it successfully and that’s when the dream ends. Any help with this is greatly appreciated.

  • erin // Dec 28, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    I have had 2 separate dreams about the same thing: in the 1st one, I am on a hill in my husband’s old bronco, he goes to get out and the brakes quit working and I start rolling down the hill, he gets beside the car to try and stop it, and there’s a cheetah on the other side running to chase us. In the other dream, I am driving a van, and trying to park it in a spot at a park on a slight down grade. The van jumps the concrete stop in front of it and I start rolling down the hill toward the playground equipment. I get it turned around, and back it up to the concrete stop, and it finally stays in place.

  • tony // Apr 27, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    I had dream that I am driving a long bed truck and suddenly the brakes are not functioning. So I shift to the lowest gear to control the movement of the truck and try to park at the nearest shoulder of the street and then I suddenly woke up.

  • hugh // Mar 31, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    My wife and I were driving (I was driving) back from my parents. I was overtaking a lorry when the potholes on the road blew my tyres and& overturned the car. Then the lorry crashed into the car, killing my wife and me.

  • Val // Feb 19, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    My husband told me that he had a dream that he was driving and his baby mama was in front seat, and me and the baby were in the back seat. Now if I go off of the interpretation of the being in a car, I take it that maybe he felt more free with her than he does with me, and maybe I am being a back seat driver in his life and the kids we have are telling him which way to go.

  • brooke // Oct 24, 2009 at 3:14 am

    I just had a familiar dream and I was driving from the backseat and I couldnt see. Then when I went down hills I couldn’t slow down at all! I ended up crashing at the end. I’ve had a lot of car dreams and in every single one I can’t seem to drive well and I can’t see or slow down and I end up crashing.

  • Elizabeth // Jul 30, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    I dreamed this young lady I know and I were rummaging in the garbage and found bags of good clean food.

  • Shawna // Jul 25, 2009 at 7:30 am

    I had two different dreams where I was looking at trading my car in. The first one the dealer brought this crappy car to my mom’s house for me to look at. The second one I was just trading my car in trying to get a bigger vehicle.

  • Natascha // Jul 23, 2009 at 4:18 am

    I had a dream that i was in a car with a friend of mine. He was driving really fast, so fast that I couldn’t breathe. I kept asking him to slow down and to watch out for the people, but he just kept speeding. I forced myself to wake up from the dream because I couldn’t breath anymore. What could this mean?

  • Kim // Jun 12, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    I have a reoccuring dream (probably once or twice a month) that I am driving my car and lose control. Even when I know that I am driving recklessly, I can’t stop myself. It’s like I know I’m going way too fast, but I can’t slow down. I often get into accidents in these dreams and leave the scene because I can’t stop. I’ve been told that this represents a feeling that my life is out of control or moving too fast to control. Sometimes my mom is driving and she won’t slow down or pull over when I tell her to.

  • Taja // Apr 30, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    I had a dream that I was approaching another car driving backward. It is also moving backward. I stop and blow a horn. He doesn’t stop, and crashes into me full speed and escapes.

  • Heather // Apr 23, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    I had a dream that my car(mercedes benz) had been stolen, ad when I would try to call someone to see if they knew where it was, my phone would’t call the right contact.

  • jd // Nov 30, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    I keep having dreams where I die in a car accident. My dad is always the one driving. I don’t know what it means.

  • ASTRID // Jul 27, 2008 at 6:10 am

    I dreamed that my former boyfriend was riding in a car in one direction while I was riding in another car in the opposite direction. I was sitting in the backseat with a boy around 2 years old. Meanwhile between us, my boyfriend’s wife is walking alone behind me and she’s very lonely.

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