Skip to comments.10 cars women love (Not to buy list for men :0)
Posted on 04/25/2012 7:46:34 AM PDT by C19fan
Regardless of which direction the war of the sexes is leaning, one thing is certain: A gender gap still exists between women and men when it comes to buying a new car.
According to the third annual gender and car buying study by TrueCar.com, the brand with the highest percentage of retail sales to women in 2011 continues to be Mini (46.2 percent), followed by Nissan (45.7 percent), and Kia (45.6 percent) compared to 2010 when Mini (47.9 percent) came in first, followed by Kia and Honda respectively (46.8 percent and 46.0 percent). On the flip side, 13 of the top 20 brands in 2011 with the highest percentage of male buyers were either exotic or luxury brands.
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I LOVE the Town Car. LOVE it, but they are still making that model.
oh dear...don’t tell my hubby that! He drives a thunderbird.
I work with a guy who drives one.
Picture all of the worst liberal stereotypes, right down to the stupid-looking horn rimmed glasses.
You'd likely laugh at him, too.
Pffffft ... Mustang GT for me, all the way.
“Only chicks drive convertibles, though.”
Says you! ;)
Bullet in the girlfriend is the 2nd Bourne movie. The youtube clip was from the 1st.
Mercy! That’s one sweet Carrera.
at 1:07 in the youtube you can see “mini” on the screen
I think they had three, and my friend was always driving a different one to school.
Funny thing was, he was a 6 foot 4, 130 pound string bean of a dude, as was his dad, and it was entertaining to watch them unfold themselves from those little cars.
One of their cars had a bumper sticker that said, 'I Think Your Car Looks Funny Too.'
LOL. I can't tell you how many women friends of mine own a truck or big SUV. Not a single one owns some man's idea of a "chick car."
Ahhhhh, you got a new one do ya? Mine is soon to be 18, last of the great pick-em-ups.
couple small modifications and you can really make them scream.
Topless is always better, unless you're talking Helen Thomas or Rosie O'Donnell.
When my wife’s baby blue ‘73 Dart with the white vinyl top was in for repairs, I lent her my ‘65 Chrysler 300 gold hardtop. She is tall and blonde. She said more men stared at her when she was driving the 300.
Now, as a mother of three, she is very happy with her ‘94 Caprice wagon with fake wood and a 350.
Yep. I love the blue and triple black versions. They only made the 3.6 Turbo version one year. The price has come down to about 60k but that’s still too rich for me. Of course the prices are now on the way back up because of their scarcity...
I had a 911 frankenstien one time... 77 911’ frame, parts body (resembled more of a 911 RS, and a grey market 88’ turbo engine) It was a blast to drive. Porsche yellow with just two seats and a roll cage. However, it had one big turbo so it had lots of lag. Around corners you really had to watch it because the turbo would hit mid turn and all of the sudden you had 200 extra horsepower to deal with. A couple of times I found myself headed sideways... I wish I hadn’t sold that car.
The best part was the straight line acceleration. The transmission was setup for 1/4 mile runs. Lots of low end grunt. It had almost no firewall or soundproofing any more and 5 point restraints. I loved taking someone for a ride in that car and stomping on it. It would roar inside and then the turbo whine would kick in. You would also get whiffs of fuel in the cabin when you put your foot down.
Now that I think about it... it is probably a good thing I sold it.
I love it but for some reason could never get past the slope nose!
Ruf did some aftermarket tuner jobs that were awesome but for the slope nose. Just dosen’t seem “balanced”. I would still take it if you gave me one!!!
A few years ago we decided to get a third car for our college age daughters to drive. My daughter suggested a Ford Focus. I said I wanted a VW Beetle, but it HAD to be green! It’s been a nice car for them.
I was on business trip when the Ford Focus first came out and I rented one. I was thinking it was a nice car, considered buying one, until the transmission died at an intersection.
This conservative woman just bought a Toyota Rav4. This is my second small SUV — just like them. Of course, a lot of the reason for that has to do with my bad lower back and both of my knees deciding they don’t want to work anymore.
Hubby’s sis is a lesbian who has had the same partner for 15 yrs. They both drive F150s.
at 1:07 in the youtube you can see mini on the screen
that seals it. “Mini” may have a cut a check for that shot.
It does drive me crazy when I’m just commuting to the office or home and some asshat has to provie how cool he and his car are by doing something stupid and antagonistic.
I’ve had both. I agree with you on the traditional fender/light configuration.
IMHO. What makes this version slope palatable is along with retaining a little of the original fender form, it has 968 style pop-up headlights. The other slant nose styles were pretty much a flat wedge across the fenders and hood with those silly ‘brake vents’. Never liked those vents in front of the rear wheels either. WAY too Miami Vice for my taste....
The only one I ever saw had a commercial license tag
I think you’re not legally allowed to call it “Intimidator” until you trade paint with someone...
We love our Honda S2000
Better looking than a Miata.
Yeah, I love it. Isn’t it more expensive, though?
We bought ours new in 2007. It was around 35K, I think
Almost paid off and has less than 20K miles (I got a job in Alaska soon after purchase so it spends a lot of time under the car cover)
They stopped making it (or at least importing it) in the 2012 model year so the only ones you will find will be used.
Fun car for the open highway, corners beautifully. So glad I talked my wife out of getting a Bug convertible. Dodged a gay bullet there.
“Fiat 500, hands down. I want one so badly. But then, we had one when I was growing up in Italy, so I have fond memories.”
Of pushing it?
Man, them some fugly cars. Surprised no Priaps on the list...hotile looking liberal women seem to love them.
Could be worse. My Bat-chief drove a Geo Metro!
Well this chick luvs her SUV... Chevy Trail Blazer, and if I ever got into one of those cars on the list, I think it would be like sitting on the ground.
Had a Kia rental on the Autobahn at 110 mph once. I thought it was going to fly apart. Benzes, Porsches and Beemers passed me like day old bread.
I used to know a guy that raced the old Minis. He had to be 350 lbs at minimum. In that car, he was a rocket. It is amazing to see a car pivot on one front wheel that is not turning.
He would take the car hard into a turn and make a right angle and blast right out of it.
I don't think a Geo Metro is a chick car. The Geo Metro just says you are either a greenie or cheap. I actually drive a 1993 Ford Aerostar cargo van that I picked up from a State of Washington auction for $200. It had been in a minor accident that broke the rack and pinion and bent the frame... I put it between two trees and bent the frame back with come-a-longs. A few hundred dollars in parts and it has been a very useful vehicle.
It is white and has those little six inch diameter hub caps that you sometimes see on government vehicles. It has a cage behind the seats. One of my co-workers wanted to buy it from me because he said it was so geeky that it was cool. It is very similar to the picture below except mine has ladder racks, a class III trailer hitch, air shocks, the largest V-6 they put in an Aerostar along with a heavy duty transmission cooler. You wouldn't believe the amount of crap that I can fit on it, in it and behind it. Best of all it looks like an official government vehicle.
I guess my former battalion chief has a better chance of picking up a woman in his mini.
LOL Something like that. When I was 11, I helped my dad drop the engine out of it and put a different one in. You should have seen my dad drive that thing. He's 6'3". With wife and 3 kids and bags of groceries, the family joke was that we put the car on to drive it. It was a tight fit. Summer in southern Italy, no AC in the car, and we lived 30 miles from the base. Still, fond memories.
I don't know. Never watched it that long.
They were a pretty good band back in the 80s.
I had a ‘93 Miata, and parted with it only due to circumstances outside of my control...otherwise, I’d still be driving it. Just be sure to get the removable hardtop as it will greatly enhance it’s utility if you’re traveling to a bigger city and will be uncertain about your ability to park it in a secure area, or if you’ll be driving it in a colder climate. Otherwise, enjoy nice sunny days and starry nights on the open road with the top down!
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