Stigma against men in convertibles

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  1. MoparOrNoCar

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    Damn that show was on in the late 90's but that pic looks like it's from the 80's
     
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  3. drstrangelov

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    I think the stigma comes from a bunch of popular women's cars that offer convertibles. Miatas, beetles, Mini coopers, sebrings, solaras, z4s all have somewhat feminine styling. They're not terrible, but I can see where that came from. The muscle car/sports car convertibles all scream midlife crisis though.

    I'd never own one, because I live in New England and would only be able to put the top down 4 months out of the year.
     
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    They are unpractical, not as safe and easier to break in.

    So you own a convertible? Just say you like it and be done with it
     
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    Do they have a corresponding percentage of gay men?
     
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    That’s a good point. The reasonable “manly” type car convertibles I can think of of the top of my head are Mustangs, Camaros and Corvettes. Besides that then you’re getting into the imports and even those like the 3 series and E class convertibles looks like mom cruisers. So now you’re in the upper echelon imports nearing six figures for a manly top down look like an SL or 911. So not like you’re gonna see those everyday.
     
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    I believe it started the day the miata was released.
     
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    Convertibles are ugly, not gay.
     
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    I don't see that the big deal is, and I've never heard anyone say anything bad about a dude driving a convertible. If anything, people may make comments about the type of car they're driving, which incidentally may be a convertible as well. Like for instance, I've heard people talk shit in the past about dudes driving Eclipses, Lebarons, or Beatles.. some convertibles. But having a drop top wasn't the main reason for bagging on them. But I've never heard anyone talk shit about a dude that driving some expensive luxury car or sports car that had a convertible top.

    As someone who's owned three Camaros, I never once thought to buy a convertible because it adds weight to the car and slows it down, not because of how people will perceive me while driving it.
     
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    they might have. I dont know who he is.
     
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    She won't be laughing when she's riding around in something most everyone else is jealous of. ;)
     
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    Other than the late 60’s models, convertible Camaros look weird
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    Convertibles arent supposed to have 4 seats.

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    I know.. it vexes me so.
     
  20. Guestx

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    Nothing wrong with an Eclipse.

    For many years I coveted the shit out the green Eclipse from the first Fast and Furious movie. Kind of feel like I've outgrown it now, but I still think Eclipses are all right.


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