Yes! I can relate to him. Everyone can relate to someone as innocent as Mater. I mean, look how the world viewed him in Cars 2. They viewed him as a clueless ditz. All they ever saw in him was an idiot. But if te go deep within Mater, you'll see that he's NO fool o NO dummy. He's the smart guy that is fooling all of those fools. That's VERY smart coming from him. Maybe he never realized that others were laughing at his foolish personality until he saw it him self right before he tried to redeem himself at the end before the Londra Chase. I can certainly tell te this, Mater's NO FOOL! All he wants is for people to take him seriously.