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10 cars women love (Not to buy list for men :0)
TrueCar ^ | April 24, 2012 | Brandy Schaffels

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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To: xzins

51 posted on 04/25/2012 8:57:29 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: MinuteGal

I LOVE the Town Car. LOVE it, but they are still making that model.


52 posted on 04/25/2012 8:57:53 AM PDT by Doctor 2Brains (If the government were Paris Hilton, it could not score a free drink in a bar full of lonely sailors)
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To: Hemingway's Ghost

oh dear...don’t tell my hubby that! He drives a thunderbird.


53 posted on 04/25/2012 9:00:04 AM PDT by Cailleach
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry
"My car is a Porsche series 993 Cabriolet. Last of the air-cooled Porsche engines and the absolute finest iteration of the classic 911 profile." If we are talking Porsche (pronounced Porshaa for the heathen mass not you Buckeye) then we need to talk muscle. My dream car 1994 911 (964) 3.6 Turbo.
54 posted on 04/25/2012 9:03:13 AM PDT by Syntyr (Happiness is two at low eight!)
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To: Perdogg
The mini-cooper is such a chick car. I laugh at men who drive them

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.

55 posted on 04/25/2012 9:08:45 AM PDT by wbill
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To: UCANSEE2
LOL!
what does "the alarm" sound like?

56 posted on 04/25/2012 9:16:13 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me $h!t, w!th d!fferent fl!e$". :^)
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To: C19fan

Pffffft ... Mustang GT for me, all the way.


57 posted on 04/25/2012 9:17:15 AM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (Newt's not a perfect candidate but Jesus isn't running this year. - shoff)
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To: Hemingway's Ghost

“Only chicks drive convertibles, though.”

Says you! ;)


58 posted on 04/25/2012 9:18:07 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Not Romney - Not ever!)
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To: C19fan
The Mini was fun to drive...In England on 4 foot wide roads. Not so much here.
59 posted on 04/25/2012 9:18:12 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: xzins

Bullet in the girlfriend is the 2nd Bourne movie. The youtube clip was from the 1st.


60 posted on 04/25/2012 9:18:45 AM PDT by ROTB (FReepmail me if you want to join a team seeking the LORD for a Christian revival now in the USA.)
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To: Syntyr

Mercy! That’s one sweet Carrera.


61 posted on 04/25/2012 9:19:51 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Not Romney - Not ever!)
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To: C19fan
My 'Intimidator' just went over 111,000 miles!

Intimidator

A fun car, with lots of power, and ggod looks!

62 posted on 04/25/2012 9:20:50 AM PDT by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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To: C19fan
My 'Intimidator' just went over 111,000 miles!

Intimidator

A fun car, with lots of power, and good looks!

63 posted on 04/25/2012 9:21:11 AM PDT by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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To: ROTB

at 1:07 in the youtube you can see “mini” on the screen


64 posted on 04/25/2012 9:24:23 AM PDT by xzins (Vote Goode Not Evil! (the lesser of 2 evils is still evil))
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To: Cowman; Perdogg
I had a friend in high school, circa 1980, whose family collected Mini Coopers long before they were as available in the USA as they are now.

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.'

65 posted on 04/25/2012 9:26:06 AM PDT by real saxophonist (The fact that you play tuba doesn't make you any less lethal. -USMC bandsman in Iraq)
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To: mosaicwolf
Where I live all the gals love a Ram, Silverado, or F-150 truck. End of survey.

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."


66 posted on 04/25/2012 9:26:57 AM PDT by Cinnamontea
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To: goodnesswins

Ahhhhh, you got a new one do ya? Mine is soon to be 18, last of the great pick-em-ups.


67 posted on 04/25/2012 9:29:05 AM PDT by biff (WAS)
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To: AFreeBird

couple small modifications and you can really make them scream.


68 posted on 04/25/2012 9:29:27 AM PDT by absolootezer0 (2x divorced tattooed pierced harley hatin meghan mccain luvin' REAL beer drinkin' smoker ..what?)
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry
Just goofing around, that's all . . . I've never understood the Hank Hill "only chicks drive convertibles" thing myself. I used to own a '72 911 T targa, and it was a blast to drive with the top removed.

Topless is always better, unless you're talking Helen Thomas or Rosie O'Donnell.

69 posted on 04/25/2012 9:34:25 AM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: C19fan

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.


70 posted on 04/25/2012 9:39:30 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: Syntyr
Close. The Flachbau Turbo. mmmmmmmmmm......


71 posted on 04/25/2012 9:41:14 AM PDT by moehoward
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To: biff

210,000+ miles


72 posted on 04/25/2012 9:42:16 AM PDT by goodnesswins (2012..."We mutually pledge our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor")
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

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.


73 posted on 04/25/2012 9:46:53 AM PDT by Syntyr (Happiness is two at low eight!)
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To: moehoward

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!!!


74 posted on 04/25/2012 9:49:50 AM PDT by Syntyr (Happiness is two at low eight!)
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To: C19fan

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.


75 posted on 04/25/2012 9:51:30 AM PDT by stayathomemom (Beware of kittens modifying your posts.)
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To: stayathomemom

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.


76 posted on 04/25/2012 10:07:07 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: C19fan

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.


77 posted on 04/25/2012 10:14:49 AM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: cynwoody

Hubby’s sis is a lesbian who has had the same partner for 15 yrs. They both drive F150s.


78 posted on 04/25/2012 10:26:16 AM PDT by sheana
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To: xzins

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.


79 posted on 04/25/2012 10:56:55 AM PDT by ROTB (FReepmail me if you want to join a team seeking the LORD for a Christian revival now in the USA.)
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To: Syntyr

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.


80 posted on 04/25/2012 11:05:52 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Not Romney - Not ever!)
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To: Syntyr

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....


81 posted on 04/25/2012 11:10:31 AM PDT by moehoward
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To: Jack Hydrazine

The only one I ever saw had a commercial license tag


82 posted on 04/25/2012 11:13:25 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: airborne

I think you’re not legally allowed to call it “Intimidator” until you trade paint with someone...


83 posted on 04/25/2012 11:20:19 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: cuban leaf

We love our Honda S2000

Better looking than a Miata.


84 posted on 04/25/2012 12:02:07 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: hattend

Yeah, I love it. Isn’t it more expensive, though?


85 posted on 04/25/2012 12:06:40 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: cuban leaf

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.


86 posted on 04/25/2012 12:16:37 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Hoffer Rand

“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?


87 posted on 04/25/2012 12:41:06 PM PDT by Clay Moore (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of a fool to the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: C19fan

Man, them some fugly cars. Surprised no Priaps on the list...hotile looking liberal women seem to love them.


88 posted on 04/25/2012 12:41:06 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: fireman15

Could be worse. My Bat-chief drove a Geo Metro!


89 posted on 04/25/2012 12:42:15 PM PDT by Clay Moore (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of a fool to the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: C19fan

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.


90 posted on 04/25/2012 12:45:34 PM PDT by kacres
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To: C19fan

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.


91 posted on 04/25/2012 12:45:37 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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THIS was a cool car
92 posted on 04/25/2012 12:51:35 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: real saxophonist

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.


93 posted on 04/25/2012 1:10:54 PM PDT by Clay Moore (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of a fool to the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: Doctor 2Brains
I don't like the looks of the 2013. The 2007 I bought is a beauty and will outlive me!
94 posted on 04/25/2012 2:09:30 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Clay Moore
Could be worse. My Bat-chief drove a Geo Metro!

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.

Aerostar

I guess my former battalion chief has a better chance of picking up a woman in his mini.

95 posted on 04/25/2012 4:31:56 PM PDT by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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To: Clay Moore
“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?

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.

96 posted on 04/26/2012 8:12:55 AM PDT by Hoffer Rand (There ARE two Americas: "God's children" and the tax payers)
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To: skinkinthegrass
what does "the alarm" sound like?

I don't know. Never watched it that long.

97 posted on 04/26/2012 3:27:42 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: UCANSEE2; skinkinthegrass
what does "the alarm" sound like? I don't know. Never watched it that long.

They were a pretty good band back in the 80s.


98 posted on 04/26/2012 3:38:22 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: cuban leaf

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!


99 posted on 04/26/2012 3:39:10 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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