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Posted on 04/01/2012 2:26:39 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
Study Reveals Most Popular Cars Of Each Major Political Party
Marketing research company Strategic Vision recently completed a study that sought to identify what new vehicles found the most favor with Democrats and Republicans. After 38,000 responses the study revealed some rather interesting results.
The most popular vehicle of those who self identified as members of Republican Party was the not so conservative Ford Mustang Convertible, followed by the Audi A8, Mercedes GL, Ford Expedition and Ford F-150. In fact it seems convertibles are a big hit with members of the Grand Old Party, who were responsible for 69% of convertible sales recorded in the study.
Democratic results were a little more predictable with the Honda Civic Hybrid topping the list, closely followed by the Volvo C30, Nissan Leaf, Acura TSX Wagon, and Ford Fiesta Sedan. Perhaps even more predictably, according to Alexander Edwards who is the president of Strategic Vision, the majority of Civic Hybrid Owners who responded lived in San Francisco and NYC.
As the New York Times points out, the firm weighted certain responses which are likely responsible for the appearance of oddball cars like the TSX wagon and the Audi A8 on the two lists.
Sure, a study that reveals Democrats drive hybrids and Volvos while Republicans prefer trucks and luxury cars might not be unbelievably ground breaking, but the findings are certainly backed up by significant representitives of the two parties. Before President Obama was told he could no longer drive by the Secret Service, a Ford Escape Hybrid sat in the garage next to his Chrysler 300. Mitt Romney has also revealed he splits his driving time between a Chevy truck and a Mustangwhich we now have to assume is a convertible.
I’m as big a car nut as anybody, but I’m sorry, that thing looks like a pimped out Electrolux. The paintjob is the only nice thing about it. Hideous proportions.
One of my earliest memories of my Dad is of him coming in the house covered with black oil from head to toe after working on his ‘61(?) Corvair. LOL
Only if they have 20+in Gangster mags
I agree. The front is awesome but the rear just doesn’t make sense.
I have very vague memories of that uncle having one in the garage, actually I remember two, a coupe and a wagon, both with oil stains on the concrete beneath. He did love them despite their blowing oil. That was resolved with the second and last generation, as I understand.
So that’s you in the subi!
I’ve always had a soft spot for orphans as far as cars go, the very well considered and lovingly proportioned swan song sort of cars. Late Corvairs, practically any Studebaker hardtop coupe, some AMC designs, step down Hudsons, even imports that had to withdraw like the truly astounding Citroen DS.
I’m glad some people appreciate them, treasure and preserve them. My circumstance has never permitted collecting, but those are the sort of vehicles I’d go for. Bill Mitchell era GM had some stunners, too, as did Virgil Exner era Chrysler.
I did nearly purchase a 72 GS 455 boattail Riviera a few years back, it was a deal, one owner, Sunday go to meeting driven, knew the family. Didn’t have space for it though, so I passed.
But in the end, I WILL NOT support the UAW, so I went with a Japanese car instead.
I lament the dearth of AWD performance wagons in the U.S. market. Both Audi and Subie bring over very few these days. Stupid SUVs. I want my performance sport utility sports car!
>>I ended up with a Mustang II.
Basically a sport model Pinto. Ouch.
I miss beaterz.com. That would make the Urban Oddities section.
They’re still making new ones at the Subaru plant in Indiana, but selling none of them here.
When brand management goes awry. Stupid, imho. Write them and tell them about it.
Yep. My dad, bless him, it turned out he was afraid I’d kill myself with a fast car, so that’s what I got.
I might sell the C5 one of these days and get a “pre-Bailout” Z06. I bought the C5 new and did the museum delivery. This was long before the bailout of course. Can you guess what my other car is?
I was a low rider in my youth, and the Chevy Impala was the creme de la creme of vehicles to us. I've got to agree that someone made a total mess of that beautiful car.
me too. 2006 black on black. nicest car I ever owned.
I loved the Chevy Corvair. It was my first car, and despite its tendency to break generators and throw fan belts, I loved that thing.
I always wanted a '67, though. It was the cat's meow of Monzas.
As long as they have Bravo and OWN, they are in Pig Heaven.
Mustang Driver here. Just watched some Car Auctions on Velocity and saw the same y=type of cars that I used to own going for $50,000 and up. Bought my first car, a 55 Chevy, for $100 back in the late 60’s. Liberals just don't get it.
I beat up on my dealership GM and have beaten up at all sorts of folks at Audi of America.
It’s no use, they’ve decided that Americans won’t buy, and they can’t sell, wagons.
Unfortunately, they may be right. Our countrymen are idiots on this point. We who care about lateral g’s are pretty rare. Most just lumber along slowly in the fast lane in their tippy SUVs.
One of the big problems is the extremely high cost of Federal crash and emissions testing for each model variant. Our bloated FedGov screws us in yet another way.
The teleprompters are a nice touch!
It wasn't made in USA. (Think American hating commie.)
You must be right.lol.
I looked at one's engine compartment at an auto show. As much hydraulics as an F-104.
I associate Volvos and Subarus with liberals.
I was surprised the article did not mention the latter.
It was only a problem if the owner inflated the tires incorrectly. Nader killed a very good car.
On the positive side, by the time I was old enough to buy a car they were so unpopular that I was able to pick one up for a song.
When I was still in my teens I had a neighbor who owned an exotic (used) car lot. He imported cars to the US, refurbished them, and sold them to the locals for outrageous sums.
Thanks to his generosity I had the chance to drive several early BMW's, Maserati's, Lamborghini's, a Pantera (obviously not an import), and a Citroën SM - the Maserati-powered one. That car was very odd getting used to but a kick to drive once I did. Talk about hugging the road! All very heady stuff for a 17 year old!
LOL my new desktop! Thanks.
Where’s that taken please? Vietnam?
I drive a mustang convertible and my wife drives an Expidition!!!!
I drive a Nissan Titian p/up, made in Mississippi. My wife drives a Grand MarQuis, made in Canada. I want to buy her a new car, probably Nissan or Toyota.
Democrap’s favorite ‘car’ is an electric lawn mower with a seat. Whodda thunk it!
>> “Ive always thought Libs drove Subarus” <<
Close: Queers drive subarus.
Is that a ‘69 “Trayvon?”
We think alike. I drive a T-Bird and an Explorer.
A '72. (The front side marker lights are a give away.)
I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say...an XKE?? What year?
Growing up, one of my neighbors had (still has, actually) a ‘69 XKE, in pristine condition. Beautiful car.
Very nice. Mine’s Atomic Orange, w/ two-tone (black/tan) interior.
I have 2 BMWs and an Italian car.
Does that make me an independent?
It would make you a glutton for punishment. The repair bills must be murder.
Mine is a 67 Series I Roadster (or OTS if you prefer). Last year for the glass covered headlights and triple SU carbs.