Got It In One

I needed a guy car. I’m still doing the proposal, though I’m into the last few hundred words. I figured Mustang, but I thought maybe there was a better guy car out there. So I tossed the words “guy car” into search, and got this page. Guy and Chick Cars.

The number one guy car? Well, see for yourself.

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7 comments… add one
  • scottbryan Feb 21, 2006 @ 10:22

    The age of the driver is a big factor. A mid-40s guy like me driving a late model V-8 Mustang just screams lack of confidence.

  • e_Jim Feb 18, 2006 @ 0:36

    How about a 1969 Dodge Charger like in Dukes of hazzard. it doesn’t need to be orange. Maybe black or gray with some trim.

  • Rick Feb 17, 2006 @ 9:45

    Holly — I have walked down the Barbie aisle, and it’s not fun. But if I was ten and I wanted a doll in that section, damned if that was going to stop me.

    I guess we have to agree to disagree. I understand that hormones and biology account for some discrepancies, but I view the differences to be minimal. In my opinion, the vast majority of our genders and how we perceive them is a construct of society.

    Different strokes for different folks, though.

  • hollylisle Feb 17, 2006 @ 7:34

    Rick — Walk down the Barbie aisle of any department or toy store.

    My youngest can’t do it, at least not with his eyes open.

    Estrogen and testosterone create people that are vastly, hugely different from each other, no matter what the social engineers would claim. Product designers know this, and work very hard to design products that appeal to one gender or the other. There are some mismatches — I, too, find the Mustang a really hot car.

    But targeting by gender is legitimate, because men and women are different enough at the far edges that they could be different species. (In toward the middle, it gets a bit blurry, of course.)

  • Rick Feb 16, 2006 @ 12:48

    Maybe it’s just me, but I always bristle at the notion of something being socially branded as “guyish” or “girly”.

    A Mustang is the car I have my heart set on, though, so go figure.

  • Lumpy_d_Great Feb 16, 2006 @ 10:39

    I think ‘guy car’ depends on time period and personality. If the time period is set in the late 60’s , 70’s, 80’s I would suggest one of the big 3’s muscle cars, Challenger, Camaro,or Mustang. If it is sent more recent, I would suggest More like a BMW, Lexus, or Audi. Mustang would work, or if he is a purest, Corvette. I spent a lot of my years in the auto industry. Car choice can speak volumes about the owner and the message they want to convey.

  • kalbzayn Feb 16, 2006 @ 9:15

    I would have guessed Mustang would have showed up on the chick car list, too. Almost everytime I see one anymore, a woman is driving it. A male coworker bought one about a year ago and we all made fun of him for buying a “chick” car; even the women.

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