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Cars Men Should Never Drive

It's about time they formalized this in print.* Interesting that they equated all convertibles as chick cars and they targeted the lifted diesel trucks. Lots of those here in Texas.

*Does not apply if you're playing for the same and/or both teams.

Top 10 Cars a man should never, ever drive!

by Jennifer Knightstep
Posted 02/16/12 10:56 AM ET



While there are scores of cars that can add to a man’s macho factor, like the Chevy Camaro or Corvette, there’s a long list of cars that do quite the opposite, emasculating any dude behind the wheel. If you’re a guy wondering why your ride provokes guffaws from your friends, or sympathetic looks from other guys on the road, keep reading. Here are the top 10 cars a man should never, ever drive.
10. Chrysler PT Cruiser – Why does this super-cool car make my list, when I’m sure scores of men have driven one without being made fun of by scores of their peers and total strangers? Because I drive one, so automatically, I think of it as a chick car. Sorry.


9. Mazda Miata – Simply put, even James Bond or the Dos Equis “Most Interesting Man in the World” couldn’t make this tiny round convertible masculine. Ditto for the Honda del Sol.


8. Volkswagen Beetle or Cabriolet – While there are some cool, hippy dudes caching around in a vintage Beetle, that vibe hasn’t been carried forward to the modern designs. Volkswagen makes plenty of cars designed for men (or both sexes), like the Jetta or Passat, so why would you even consider the girl-ified new Beetle or the classic Cabriolet?


7. Fiat 500 – This tiny car is entirely cool — but if you’ve ever seen the commercial from a few years ago for McDonald’s, featuring the rental-car nightmare, The Speck, you’ll understand why this makes my list.


6. smart fortwo – Just like the Fiat 500, this car is unmanly not because of its eco-conscious engineering but because of its dinky design. There’s something very feminine about having to fold yourself into and out of a smart Car.


5. GEO Tracker – While to some, the GEO/Chevy Tracker may seem like the ideal blend of “outdoorsy” and “fun” and “youthful,” to me, it also has a dash of “girl.” The same can be said for the Suzuki Sidekick.


4. Pontiac Sunfire Convertible – I’m sure Pontiac didn’t mean for the Sunfire convertible to be a chick car. I’m sure Pontiac meant for the Sunfire convertible to be driven and enjoyed by scores of young men and women, but somehow, like the Dodge Neon, this car seems to say “Hi, my name is Becky, and next year, when I graduate from college, I’m trading this in for an Audi!”


3. Your wife’s minivan – I know it’s convenient. I know it’s swanky and cushy inside, with loads of comfort and infotainment options. But your wife’s minivan is one of the biggest no-no’s, because even if you remove all the booster seats and vacuum out all of the ground-up Cheerios and Goldfish crackers, you’ll never be able to peel off the little stick figure family window clings. Sorry, fellas. Only soccer moms can pull off the soccer mom look.


2. Big giant, lifted diesel trucks — A gigantic, diesel-fumes spewing Chevy, Ford, or Dodge truck may look manly, but it screams one clear message (along with that plume of black smoke): overcompensation. What, sir, are you overcompensating for?


1. Anything pink – When I was in high school, there was a girl whose parents bought her a pink pick-up truck for her sixteenth birthday. Guys, take note: no matter how cool you think that bright pink Neon is, if it’s been wished for or driven by a teenage girl, it’s emasculating, period.

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Trade it. Sell it. Save as many man points as you can.
(Seems like almost every 2-seat convertible made these days is a chick car, IMO.)

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Kevin, did you get a ride in Kyle's itty-bitty-lil-ol-truck?
No, I didn't get the chance. Are you suggesting there's some serious compensating going on there?

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BTW Chuck, you're truck wasn't exactly "dainty"!

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Nope, but it is stock and built for towing that "extension" of mine....

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Yellow makes me sad...
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I have a Miata, now I'm sad.
I call bullshit on Miata's. Maybe dont roll two dudes in one with the top down, that might be problematic. Otherwise its a cheap, RWD car. Those things are caged and boosted all over the place.

Maybe if it was FWD but since its actually a sports coupe I cant just call it feminine.
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