How To Manifest Your New Dream Car FAST (9 Steps)

This post is all about how to manifest your new dream car FAST!

How To manifest a car.

I’ve been manifesting my dream car for about 10 years now, no kidding. But first… let me give you some background.

I currently drive a 2006 Toyota Camry. Not only have I never had a car payment, but I’ve also never driven a new car. So when I tell you that I’ve been manifesting for 10 years, I really have been ONLY manifesting because I don’t have the car of my dreams… yet 🙂 

Car in driveway with quote that says an old paid off car isn't embarrassing, it's a blessing.

My 2006 Toyota Camry

The car I’ve been manifesting is a white SUV and I just KNOW that I am going to get it.

How, you ask? Manifestation. Which has turned, over time, into belief.

Now this may sound a little woo-woo and I don’t blame you at all if you think this sounds a little weird, so before I talk about how to manifest something you want – let’s talk a bit about what manifestation really is.

What does it mean to “manifest” something?

According to VeryWellMind, to manifest something means to make your dreams, goals, and aspirations a reality by believing you can achieve them.

If you’ve never heard of the Law of Attraction, it is essentially the idea that whatever you put out into the universe, or out into the world, will come back to you.

So, for example, if you go to your new job each day in a bad mood, and you aren’t kind to the people you talk to, and your body language isn’t inviting, you are very likely to get that same behavior from your coworkers in return. Negative energy breeds negative experiences.

On the other hand, if you arrive to work in a chipper mood, with confident body language and positive energy, and you are kind to everyone you interact with, you are more likely to get that kind of behavior from your coworkers in return. 

You attract what you put out into the world.

So, if we attract what we put out, then how can you manifest the car of your dreams? 

By “creating a vision for the future, putting energy and intention into making that vision a reality, and then aligning your thoughts, emotions, and actions accordingly so that your vision can come into fruition” says psychotherapist Denise Fournier, PhD.

So let’s break this down, shall we? There are so many different ways to manifest.

How To Manifest A Car

How To Manifest A Car

  • Create a Vision Board
  • Get Ultra-Clear On What You Want
  • Visualize Yourself In Your New Car
  • Align Your Emotions (Think Happy Thoughts!)
  • Align Your Actions (Start Budgeting!)
  • Journal About Your New Car
  • Use Positive Affirmations
  • Express Gratitude for Your Current Transportation
  • Write It Down

3 girls sitting on the back of a car with their hands in the air.

1. Create A Vision Board

Let’s start with the first step that psychotherapist Denise Fournier mentions: creating a vision for the future.

The best way to do this is to create a vision board. If you’ve never created a vision board before, you are in for a treat.

A vision board is essentially a board that consists of what you want your life to look like in the future. Oftentimes, people will create a vision board for the New Year, with images and words of what they want their new year to look like.

Vision boards can be incredibly inspiring and serve as constant reminders of what you want your life to look like. 

Head to your local thrift store or craft store, find some scissors, some magazines, a poster board, and some glue, and start putting together your vision board for your car.

Get as detailed as possible. Print out pictures of the car that you want. Cut out words that contain the precise year, make, and model. Put together a license plate that says exactly what yours will be when you get this car. Will you have any bumper stickers on your car? Include those, too. 

You can even include what you’ll do with the car once you have it. For example, let’s say you want a Jeep so that you can drive on the beach. If that’s the case, you could find pictures of a beach and put a picture of a jeep on the beach.

Get as detailed as you’d like. This is supposed to be fun! And it’s supposed to encourage your mind to think big.

2. Get Ultra-Clear On What You Want

The next step for manifesting your dream car is to get super clear on what you want. Once you create a vision for the future, you can start putting energy and intention into making that vision a reality.

What is it going to take for you to get the car of your dreams? How much does it cost? Do you need to start budgeting or creating a savings plan in order to save up the money? Are you intending to pay for the car in all cash, put a down payment on it, or get a loan for it entirely? Where do you plan to buy your car? Is it going to be a used car or a brand new one?

Go into as much detail as possible!

Now’s the time to have a clear image for what exactly you want because once you know exactly what you want, you can really start moving in the direction of this dream.

Car key with red bow on it.

3. Visualize Yourself In Your New Car

Here’s where you really start to daydream about your new car. 

Picture yourself in your new car. Where are you driving? Who are you with? What are you listening to? Are the windows down or is the AC blasting? Is the sunroof open?

When you picture yourself with your dream vehicle, you are visualizing. 

According to, Visualizing “often looks like going to a quiet place, closing your eyes, calming your body, and starting to think about the things that you want to experience in life.”

You can visualize wherever and whenever. I daydream often about my new car. I picture myself in my white SUV, driving up to my beautiful home on the beach. 

And you may think this sounds naive or crazy… but if you’re not giving yourself something to look forward to and to dream about, what is the alternative? Negative thoughts about a crappy future that you aren’t excited about? 

No thanks. 

4. Align Your Emotions (Think Happy Thoughts!)

And this actually leads me to my next point about how to manifest your dream car… you have to align your emotions.

Even if my manifestation for my gorgeous car never works out (I would find this so hard to believe, btw!), manifesting at least gives me a brief boost of joy and excitement whenever I choose to do it.

Think about how wonderful it’ll feel to drive in your new car. Think about all of the places you’ll be able to go. The road trips you’ll takeThink about how happy you and your friends will be driving around and blasting your favorite music.

Manifesting should bring you joy. When you think about your new car, and picture yourself in it, don’t be surprised when a smile crosses your face.

And when this happens, don’t be surprised when your motivation to get your new car increases. Why? Because you will start to believe that this new car will bring you so much joy, and so, your actions will start to push you into getting that new car in whatever way possible.

5. Align Your Actions (Start Budgeting!)

Simply put, manifestation is so much more than “wishing” for something. You have to actually let the universe know that you are serious about what you want and that you will do whatever it takes to get it.

So, for example – cars cost money. How much money does the car that you want cost? How can you start getting super clear on what it is going to take for you to afford this car?

If it’s $20,000 USD for example, and you want to be able to put half of the money down for a downpayment in 1 year, that means you need to save $10,000.

If you start today, and save about $833 a month for one year, you will have that $10,000 in a year’s time.

“But I don’t want to wait a year, I want my new car now!!”

Well if manifesting were that easy, everyone would have everything they want at the snap of their fingers, right? 

Just because it would take you 1 year to save $10,000 doesn’t necessarily mean that you won’t get your new car for a whole year.

The reason that you’re getting clear on a budget and what it’s going to take to get your car is to show the universe that you are serious about it. You’re showing the universe that you really want this new car.

And once you do this, and stick to your budget for a little while, it may take 1 year of saving before you are able to get your dream car OR you may find yourself having an opportunity to get your dream car even faster.

This is what manifesting is all about, in my opinion. When you are consistently manifesting and really clear about what you want, the universe has a way of giving you what you want way sooner than you’d ever imagine.

For example, maybe you’re 3 months into saving for your new car when you drive past a “for sale” sign on the car you want, and it’s much cheaper than $20k and still in great condition!

Or, you have a family member with the car you want who wants to get rid of theirs, and they end up giving you a huge family discount.

Don’t be surprised when things start working out for you once you start taking your manifestations seriously. 

A hand holding cash and typing on a calculator, budgeting.

6. Journal About Your New Car

If you haven’t figured it out yet, thinking about what you want is key to manifesting. The more you are thinking about what you want, the more you are manifesting it.

So, on top of all the other manifestation tactics in this post, you can also journal. 

Journaling is a great way to document your truest, more vulnerable thoughts in the moment. You can journal about the type of car you want, or even why you want a new car in the first place.

Whatever comes to mind, you can journal about. To make this even more fun, you can get yourself a specific manifestation journal so that you can do all the manifesting that your heart desires!

The idea is to incorporate thoughts of your dream car as much as you can into your daily life, and before you know it, you will be moving in the direction of it. What you think, you attract.

7. Test Drive Your Dream Car

Want to experience what it might be like to own your dream car? Why not test drive it?

Test driving is a powerful tool for motivation because you are literally showing yourself what is possible. You’re showing the universe just how serious you are about owning your dream car and you are essentially saying “I want this so badly I’m willing to take time out of my day to test drive it even though I don’t have it… yet”. 

Not to mention, your visualizations after test-driving the car will be so much more accurate and powerful because you actually know what it looks like and feels like to be in the car.

Any action you can take to experience your dream car is only going to get you closer to actually owning it one day.

A girl writing down in a journal.

8. Use Positive Affirmations

Positive affirmations are sentences that typically start with the words “I am” and are followed by a positive statement in the present tense.

The idea of a positive affirmation is to get you in the right headspace and to help you let go of your limiting beliefs. If you can tell yourself a positive statement over and over again, and you’re consistent with it, you may really start to believe it, and you will have more and more positive thoughts about your dream car as time goes on.

This excerpt from The Mindful Steward does a great job of explaining why positive affirmations are so powerful: “Just as thinking about how much we hate our jobs, or how much we hate our messy roommate only solidifies those thought patterns in our cognition, repeating empowering and uplifting affirmations to ourselves regularly can help us reprogram the unconscious habits in the way we think”.

Changing your subconscious mind is key to manifesting successfully.

For example, when manifesting a car, your positive affirmation may be “I am worthy of my dream car” or “I am going to own my dream car sooner rather than later”.

Other positive affirmations you can use include:

  • “I can’t wait to ride around in my dream car.”
  • “I am prepared and excited to take care of my new vehicle.”
  • “My dream car will become my reality.”

The more you can practice saying positive affirmations about your dream car, the more you are manifesting, and the more you are likely to truly believe that owning your dream car is in your future.

9. Express Gratitude for Your Current Transportation

Gratitude is an important part of manifestation.

What kind of car do you drive now? Do you have a car, or do you currently walk or bike to work? 

It’s important to show the universe that you are grateful for the method of transportation that you have now, because it shows the universe that when you get your dream car, you will be sure to take care of that, too.

Are you thankful for your current, old car? Does it get you from place to place safely? Or if you ride a bike, do you ever express gratitude for it? Or for your legs to get you to work?

It might sound silly, but even something as simple as getting your current car washed and clean, even though it may be older, shows that you are grateful and that you will take care of any car that you have now or in the future.

For example, get regular oil changes, make sure your tires aren’t balding, get a car wash, vacuum the inside, etc. etc. 

The point of this is to show the universe that you truly care about your cars. The universe will be so much more likely to give you a new car if you don’t take your cars for granted, and you truly appreciate them and take care of them.

Again, this might sound a little woo-woo but try it out and see what happens!

Take inspired action today to get you one step closer to having your dream car.

10) Write It Down

Have you tried writing down what kind of car you want and when you want it?

Last year, for example, I wrote down that I wanted 30,000 followers on Instagram on a piece of notebook paper. I took that piece of paper and pinned it to my bulletin board at the start of the year.

By October, I was still at around 20,000 followers. I had no idea how I was going to get to 30,000 followers by the end of the year, even though I looked at that piece of paper every day for a year.

But sure enough, in October, one of my reels went viral and I ended up gaining over 10,000 followers and got over 30,000 followers on Instagram.

It was so weird, but it was one of those moments where I really realized the power of manifestation.

In your situation, you could take a piece of paper and write down the exact car you want, and the date you want to have it by. Make it realistic, and see what happens.

In summary, here are the things that you can do as part of your manifestation process for your new car:

  • Create a Vision Board
  • Get Ultra-Clear On What You Want
  • Visualize Yourself In Your New Car
  • Align Your Emotions (Think Happy Thoughts!)
  • Align Your Actions (Start Budgeting!)
  • Journal About Your New Car
  • Use Positive Affirmations
  • Express Gratitude for Your Current Transportation
  • Write It Down

Which manifestation technique do you think you will use the most?

Never forget that good things come to those who manifest. Even if you might not believe in it totally, what’s the harm in trying? You’re only increasing your chances of success. There’s only good things to gain and nothing to lose!


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