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Hi, Ahmed,

I'm not sure what you mean by "serious car." Sophisticated? Powerful? Expensive?

Perhaps what you want to say is "serious-looking car," that is, a car that looks conventional or traditional.

The adjective "serious" does not collocate with the noun "car":

Oxford Collocations Dictionary for Students of English, 2nd edition
serious adj.
Serious is used with these nouns: accident , accusation , actor, actress , ailment , allegation , allergy , alternative , analysis , answer , artist , assault , attack , attempt , attention , attitude , bid , blow , blunder , bout , boyfriend , breach , breakdown , burn , business , case , casualty , challenge , challenger , charge , clash , collector , collision , commitment , competition , competitor , complaint , complication , concern , concussion , condition , conflict , confrontation , congestion , consequence , consideration , contamination , contemplation , contender , conversation , corruption , crack , crash , crime , criminal , crisis , criticism , damage , danger , debate , debt , decline , defeat , defect , deficiency , deficit , delay , dent , depression , deterioration , dialogue , difference , difficulty , dilemma , disability , disadvantage , disagreement , disappointment , discrepancy , discussion , disease , disorder , dispute , disruption , dissent , distortion , disturbance , doubt , downturn , drain , drawback , effect , effort , embarrassment , emergency , engagement , enquiry , erosion , error , escalation , expression , face , failing , failure , fashion , fault , felony , fiction , fighting , fire , flaw , foul play , fraud , gap , girlfriend , handicap , harm , hazard , heart attack , hindrance , historian , illness , imbalance , impact , impediment , implication , incident , inconsistency , inconvenience , indigestion , indiscretion , infection , infringement , injury , interest , irregularity , issue , lack , lapse , leak , limitation , look , loss , matter , menace , message , miscalculation , misconduct , misgivings , mishap , mistake , misunderstanding , misuse , mood , move , music , musician , need , neglect , negotiation , note , objection , obstacle , offence , omission , opposition , outbreak , overtone , peril , pest , possibility , prejudice , problem , quarrel , question , reading , recession , reflection , relationship , repercussion , reservation , resistance , responsibility , rethink , reverse , revolt , rift , riot , risk , rival , row , scientist , scrutiny , setback , shopper , shopping , shortage , shortcoming , side effect , situation , split , strait , stroke , study , subject , symptom , talk , test , thinker , thinking , thought , threat , tone , training , trouble , underestimate , undertaking , unrest , violation , violence , voice , weakness , worry , wound , writer
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Hi, Ahmed and Gustavo,

Hello. Is the following sentence correct? Can we use "serious" to describe a car?

- Amr has a serious car that few people can afford to buy. It's very good.

Thank you.

I agree with Gustavo that 'serious' doesn't collocate with 'car' formally, but, surely, it collocates with it informally. See definition '9' here:

https://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/serious

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