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« on: May 16, 2007, 04:23:36 PM »

http://www.automotiveblogger.net/dude-you-bought-a-girl-car/

And here they are:

5.) Mazda Miata
4.) Toyota RAV4
3.) Volkswagen (New) Beetle
2.) Mustang Convertible (especially the four and six cylinder versions)
1.) Volkswagen Rabbit/Golf Cabriolet

I'm thinking the PT Crusier needs to be on the list but I mainly see 45+ year old women driving them.
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« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2007, 04:28:44 PM »

Can't really argue with that list, though I do like the Miata as a cheap, trackable car.

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« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2007, 04:37:46 PM »

Dude, I AM a girl!  Well, oldish woman, lol... and I wouldn't get caught in a PT Cruiser unless I was paid a substantial sum of money.

I apologize, in advance, to all PT owners who just wanted to have a unique looking vehicle (you managed that, for sure) - or who finds that it is perfect for their business or family.

But no, not me, not ever!  icon_razz
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« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2007, 04:40:55 PM »

I don't get the PT Cruiser thing, either. I see it more as a car for middle-aged men than anything else.
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« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2007, 04:41:00 PM »

How are Geo Trackers not on that list?
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« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2007, 04:52:52 PM »

I've always though the PT Cruiser appealed to a very odd kind of consumer as well.

The Miata has always been a pretty attractive car... but damn, it must be scary driving next to truck or something  eek  It's always seemed more like a toy than a vehicle.

As for the VW Beetle, I've always wondered why they never made a huggable plush Beetle toy which squeaks when you squeeze it.  If there is a car marketted towards kids, it's definitely that one.
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« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2007, 04:55:41 PM »

My dad just recently bought a Purple PT Cruiser.  It's embarrassing.
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« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2007, 05:06:48 PM »

Stick the Pontiac G6 on that list.

I see tons of them in the employee lot at the airport and they're all driven by women.
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« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2007, 05:09:36 PM »

I've rented a few PT Cruisers.  As a rental I think they are fun...  I wouldn't ever actually own one, but on vacation hundreds of miles from anyone I know, sure.
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« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2007, 05:22:17 PM »

I just want to say that the standards for women driving mustang convertibles has gone woefully downwards.

What was once a sorority house favorite has now become a female-midlife-crisis-mobile. It's sick and its wrong.

I never noticed who's driving the PT's, but mostly out of embarrassment for their existence.

Finally, VW's with flower petal wheels are a strong case for not letting women drive, imho.
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« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2007, 05:28:14 PM »

Where's the Toyota Yaris?  That's far more of a girl car than the RAV4.
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« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2007, 05:36:31 PM »

Quote from: Laner on May 16, 2007, 05:28:14 PM

Where's the Toyota Yaris?  That's far more of a girl car than the RAV4.

Oh I don't know. I can think of four people I've known who owned RAV4's off the top of my head. One was a girlfriend's sister. One was a classmate, also a girl. The other two were women I worked with at Toys R Us.
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« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2007, 05:48:01 PM »

Quote from: Ralph-Wiggum on May 16, 2007, 04:41:00 PM

How are Geo Trackers not on that list?

Or the Suzuki Sidekick.

As far as I'm concerned, the ultimate ladies car is a restored 60's Mini Cooper, similar to the one that Charlize Theuren drove at the beginning of The Italian Job. I saw a very attractive, middle-aged women bombing around in a red turbocharged model and the effect was quite dramatic. Just about  every male on the road had their eyes on her; including me of course. smile
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« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2007, 06:05:04 PM »




Who'd of guessed I'd be driving one of these?

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« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2007, 06:10:08 PM »

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Who'd of guessed I'd be driving one of these?

Wow, I would've thought you'd be driving something like this:

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« Reply #15 on: May 16, 2007, 06:43:38 PM »

I'm noting that Goodwillusedcars.com is having trouble loading your image dbt.

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I'm just sayin'.   icon_twisted

We own a Mazda 3 and a Dodge Intrepid.  Since most of my wife's family works for Chrysler, you can imagine their feelings on my Mazda....
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« Reply #16 on: May 16, 2007, 07:42:45 PM »

Someone forgot to pu VW Jetta on that list, it's more of a girl car than a covertible Mustang, I mean, at least it's a mustang...
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« Reply #17 on: May 16, 2007, 08:28:13 PM »

When I was in high school the Mustangs first came out. At that time the only ones driving them were girls whose daddies had bought them for them.
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« Reply #18 on: May 16, 2007, 08:31:10 PM »

Quote from: gellar on May 16, 2007, 04:28:44 PM

Can't really argue with that list, though I do like the Miata as a cheap, trackable car.

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There is NEVER anything redeeming about a Miata.

And PT cruisers? Dear god help us.
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« Reply #19 on: May 16, 2007, 08:47:12 PM »

Quote from: dbt1949 on May 16, 2007, 08:28:13 PM

When I was in high school the Mustangs first came out. At that time the only ones driving them were girls whose daddies had bought them for them.

I'm old enough to remember the Mustangs of the 70's. I'm having a hard time envisioning the California Special model with it's 351 Cleveland as a girl's car.
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« Reply #20 on: May 16, 2007, 09:09:19 PM »

Quote from: javahead on May 16, 2007, 05:22:17 PM

I just want to say that the standards for women driving mustang convertibles has gone woefully downwards.

What was once a sorority house favorite has now become a female-midlife-crisis-mobile. It's sick and its wrong.

Maybe it's just where I grew up, but Mustang has always seemed like a white-trash mobile to me (we aren't discussing the classic models, however: those are cool).
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« Reply #21 on: May 16, 2007, 09:16:39 PM »

Quote from: kronovan on May 16, 2007, 08:47:12 PM

Quote from: dbt1949 on May 16, 2007, 08:28:13 PM

When I was in high school the Mustangs first came out. At that time the only ones driving them were girls whose daddies had bought them for them.

I'm old enough to remember the Mustangs of the 70's. I'm having a hard time envisioning the California Special model with it's 351 Cleveland as a girl's car.

I'm talking around 63-64. They evolved quickly. icon_wink
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« Reply #22 on: May 16, 2007, 09:32:22 PM »

I have a 93 Ford pickup with 175000 miles on it.

Oddly I am leaning very heavily towards replacing it with a PT Cruiser... retard

My dad has one with 120000 miles on it and swears he will hit 200 before he buys a new one- he may be past middle aged, but he can afford to drive what he wants- the brand new Jag was defaluted to his wife since he likes the PT better- go figure.
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« Reply #23 on: May 17, 2007, 04:13:46 AM »

Quote from: dbt1949 on May 16, 2007, 09:16:39 PM

Quote from: kronovan on May 16, 2007, 08:47:12 PM

Quote from: dbt1949 on May 16, 2007, 08:28:13 PM

When I was in high school the Mustangs first came out. At that time the only ones driving them were girls whose daddies had bought them for them.

I'm old enough to remember the Mustangs of the 70's. I'm having a hard time envisioning the California Special model with it's 351 Cleveland as a girl's car.

I'm talking around 63-64. They evolved quickly. icon_wink

Actually, my own mother would verify this, there was a reason the, I believe 64 1/2 was called the graduation special and came in baby-blue with white leather and a soft top. Still a nice car, and I wouldn't mind a 64 mustang sitting in the driveway.
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« Reply #24 on: May 17, 2007, 07:44:52 AM »

Ahhh the memories... I had a 65 Mustang... though it was probably in about 1972-ish lol, not yet a classic!  tear

And of all the PT's out there, omg... a purple one? Say it ain't so, Naednek!

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Finally, VW's with flower petal wheels are a strong case for not letting women drive, imho.

Shame on you, Javahead! Those are not women driving those.... they are girls!   Roll Eyes
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« Reply #25 on: May 17, 2007, 12:48:13 PM »

Quote from: Tebunker on May 16, 2007, 07:42:45 PM

Someone forgot to pu VW Jetta on that list, it's more of a girl car than a covertible Mustang, I mean, at least it's a mustang...

The new Jetta is pretty nice actually. My little brother bought one a year or two back and I was impressed with it.
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« Reply #26 on: May 17, 2007, 01:52:50 PM »

I used to have a VW Rabbit diesel. They completely named that car wrong. It should have been called the Snail.

It would go 0 - 60mph in.............well hell, it couldn't reach 60 except downhill.......with a tailwind. icon_confused
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« Reply #27 on: May 17, 2007, 03:47:35 PM »

I own a RAV4, but my fiancee is the one who gets to drive it about 90% of the time. I do like it, though - it's a very comfortable car to drive.  And the picture in the article is of a pre-2006 version.  The newer ones are bigger and more manly. Yeah, that's it.
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« Reply #28 on: May 17, 2007, 11:27:44 PM »

Quote from: dbt1949 on May 17, 2007, 01:52:50 PM

I used to have a VW Rabbit diesel. They completely named that car wrong. It should have been called the Snail.

It would go 0 - 60mph in.............well hell, it couldn't reach 60 except downhill.......with a tailwind. icon_confused

Haha, my parents had one of these (in fact, still do) and it was the first car I got to drive when I got my license and that is a very accurate description of it's speed and acceleration. 
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« Reply #29 on: May 18, 2007, 03:54:25 PM »

Quote from: Calvin on May 16, 2007, 08:31:10 PM

Quote from: gellar on May 16, 2007, 04:28:44 PM

Can't really argue with that list, though I do like the Miata as a cheap, trackable car.

gellar

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have you ever *driven* a miata?
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« Reply #30 on: May 18, 2007, 05:10:29 PM »

Quote from: Geezer on May 18, 2007, 03:54:25 PM

Quote from: Calvin on May 16, 2007, 08:31:10 PM

Quote from: gellar on May 16, 2007, 04:28:44 PM

Can't really argue with that list, though I do like the Miata as a cheap, trackable car.

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There is NEVER anything redeeming about a Miata.


have you ever *driven* a miata?

Nope.  And I haven't worn lipstick either although I hear it does wonders for chapped, dry lips.
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« Reply #31 on: May 20, 2007, 03:58:27 AM »

Er, I drive a GTI (a "boy's" version of the Golf, if you will) and my wife drives a New Jetta (05) which may be mine in the next few months if we upsize into a bigger car for the kids.

So, what does that make me???
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« Reply #32 on: May 20, 2007, 12:41:13 PM »

There's nothing wrong with the GTI.

Except that it's too heavy.
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