A chauffeur or taxier/taxi-driver drives a car for someone else, for payment in return. A driver, automobilist or vehiclist drives their own car. A passenger, customer (driven by chauffeurs, taxiers and taxi-drivers only) or seated person sits in a car but the car does not belong to them and/or they are not driving it. A chauffeur.
A person who writes a lyric is called a lyricist while a person who plays piano is called a pianist. Why is a person who drives a race car not called a racist?
One may or may not be considered a wealthy person if one drives a BMW in Malaysia. If one is the owner of the BMW and one drives the car, others may think the person wealthy. But if one is only the chauffeur of a wealthy person and drives the BMW for the latter, of course, the chauffeur will not be a considered a wealthy person.
People can use their automobiles to exemplify status in society. If a person drives a beat up rusty vehicle which seems to be about gone, would you think he were rich or poor? If a person drives a Mercedes-Benz, would you think he were rich or poor? The type of car you drive can imply whether a person is lower, middle, or upper class. This is just one example. A person who is well off…