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    What is it that makes some vehicles to be considered "girl" cars?

    Here is the story. My MIL was trying to sell her Mazda Miata a few years ago. She lives in a smaller town and wasn't having any callers so she asked me to drive it to work for a week since I am in a larger city. What can I say? That car was fun! It was like driving around in a go kart. Every time I joke about getting one, friends and coworkers tease me about it being a girl car. I tried different arguments: It is now called a MX-5 instead of Miata (thought maybe the name was feminate), I showed pictures of the Mazda racing series with the cars with roll bars, I compared it to an MG (which is considered a guy car for some reason).

    So why? Is it the marketing that has done it's job and the masses have accepted it in a certain role? What is the commom factor in some other cars that are considered girl cars and the Miata? Some others that I can think of are the new VW Beetle and the VW Cabriolet.


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    My husband has one, it's even purple (a really dark, almost black purple, but still). It's a girl car. I mock him.

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    Name ends in an "a". Case closed.

    Other possible explanation:
    a) It doesn't look like a phallus. (relatively compared to other cars)

    It's interesting that most inanimate objects (that are transportation) are usually referred to as female, no? Kind of this weird ownership thing, maybe? hmmmm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colors View Post
    Name ends in an "a". Case closed.

    What about the Ferrari Scuderia?




    Quote Originally Posted by Colors View Post
    Other possible explanation:
    a) It doesn't look like a phallus. (relatively compared to other cars)

    It's interesting that most inanimate objects (that are transportation) are usually referred to as female, no? Kind of this weird ownership thing, maybe? hmmmm

    I don't know? The MG and Miata have about the same shape.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BryNTP View Post
    What about the Ferrari Scuderia?
    I'll take one, that would make it a chick car then wouldn't it?


    I don't know? The MG and Miata have about the same shape.
    The MG seems like a chick car too, not sure why you think it's a guy one.

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    Girl + car ! No wait, error in the matrix

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    Quote Originally Posted by pippi View Post
    I'll take one, that would make it a chick car then wouldn't it?
    I haven't read the rule book lately, but I think girls can want guy cars but it isn't okay for a guy to want a girl car.

    Quote Originally Posted by pippi View Post
    The MG seems like a chick car too, not sure why you think it's a guy one.
    Don't confuse me with your logic. A guy had one at my highschool so it has been locked into my mind as a guy car.


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    *roars out of thread with logic in a Ferrari*

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    Cars that have playboy bunny symbols on them or pink fluffy seat covers, loads of toys stuck to the dashboard/parcel shelf or other tacky delights, make me think "I pity the poor guy who ends up with her..."

    Sorry, they just do.
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    Generally, "girl cars" are small "sporty" (but not especially fast), cars. Extra girl car points if it's a convertible. Miata, MR2, etc...
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