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      01-05-2008, 10:26 AM   #1
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Car "stereotypes"

Read it on MSN today, kind of funny

Car Stereotypes

Speaking of sport utes, we've all seen people go apoplectic at the sight of a Hummer, ascribing all sorts of nasty personality traits to the guy behind the wheel. You might say you're only mad because he's guzzling gas, but I'm not so sure. Plenty of SUVs, or sports cars for that matter, drink as much fuel, but get a free pass. It's the Hummer's commando styling and in-your-face attitude that gets a person's dander up.

During the Ford Explorer rollover scandal, G. Clotaire Rapaille, the French anthropologist and auto-industry marketing guru, asserted that SUV owners were more vain and self-absorbed, and less likely to be community-oriented. As psychology, Rapaille's thesis was carelessly overstated, of course. The charge that an SUV was proof of narcissism could be as easily applied to anyone who buys a Ferrari, a mansion or a designer handbag.

Most of us realize that car stereotypes are just that. Just because Mazda Miatas are sort of cute, and women like them, doesn't mean the guy who drives one isn't manly. More likely, he's secure enough in his masculinity to enjoy his little convertible.

Yet while it's wrong to generalize, it doesn't prevent us from trying. C'mon, admit it: When you see a pickup truck, or a Bentley, it's hard not to speculate about its driver. Especially after they've just cut you off.

So with tongue firmly in cheek, here are what some popular rides say about you:

Toyota Prius

We get it. You love the planet like a fat kid loves cake. Tell you what I'll acknowledge your superior consciousness when you stop driving 52 in the fast lane.

Hummer

Gotta hand it to you. You don't give a three-ton truck about what other people think. That's the attitude that tamed the Old West, that built the auto industry, that barged into Iraq to keep that oil...um, never mind.

MINI Cooper (urban dweller)

You've got the haircut, the clothes, a taste for obscure bands and obscure coffee blends. What car could possibly make the cut in that hip dictatorship you call a neighborhood?

MINI Cooper (suburban dweller)

"Oooh, honey, isn't that just the cutest thing?"

Yugo
You have a sense of humor. And you're contemplating suicide.

Chevy pickup

You hate soccer, unless your kids are playing. You still wonder what happened to Garth Brooks. You'll buy a Toyota pickup when there's a toboggan run in hell.

Lexus
"I don't even like cars, but since this is shopping, I'm going to spend a lot of money."

BMW

"My [insert noun] is better than yours."

Rolls-Royce

"Please, tell me: What actually was so bad about colonialism?"

Lamborghini

"This car is the most interesting thing about me."

Porsche (as interpreted by Corvette owner)
"What a jerk. Probably a lawyer, trust-fund brat, never worked an honest day in his life. Bet he gets his nails manicured."

Corvette (as interpreted by Porsche owner)
"What a jerk. Probably thinks NASCAR is real racing. He thinks 'dressing up' means a monogrammed bowling shirt."

Corvette and Porsche (as interpreted by attractive woman).

"What a jerk. Probably takes Viagra. Twice divorced, mid-life crisis. Sad."
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Those were all spot on. Much better than that other thing that was similar to this that was posted a long time ago.

Where's the Benz stereotype?
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Corvette and Porsche (as interpreted by attractive woman).

"What a jerk. Probably takes Viagra. Twice divorced, mid-life crisis. Sad."

I'll make that attractive female my third divorced wife. BIOTCH
After she takes half..
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Its fairly true, and my avatar is better than all of yours.
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+1 that stuff is bullshat.
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The Lexus one is hilarious
"I don't even like cars, but since this is shopping, I'm going to spend a lot of money."
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Those were all spot on. Much better than that other thing that was similar to this that was posted a long time ago.

Where's the Benz stereotype?
not sure, thats all they had
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+1 for the lexus one. Hysterical.
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I'm very surprised that there is not an entry for Honda.
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I'm very surprised that there is not an entry for Honda.
Here you go:

Honda

1) I use my car to go to the pharmacy for Geritol and Super Polident!
2) This car is teh roxorz b/c I can use my can of Folgers for a "chrome" tip on my stock exhaust! I'm sooo 1337!!!11
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