A car as a metaphor
In every modern society we find everyday things that have become symbols due to different circumstances. In particular, certain cars have a cult-like quality in various cultural areas. In Germany, for example, it is the VW Beetle, which in the 1950s represents the so-called economic miracle. In Turkey, it has been the Renault 12, which was produced there under license since the 1970s. Valued by many as an affordable vehicle, the model was later also feared as “Beyaz Toros” (White Toros).