• Paul Posted: 7/1/2010 1:58am PDT

    BMW 7 & S Class are gay? wtf? do you know anything about cars? you live under a fucking rock?

  • anthony Posted: 10/31/2007 8:47am PDT

    I have just bought my 4th Volkswagen Jetta...a Silver 2008 model...and love it.
    Jettas are classy fun good looking roomy and oh so trendy.
    Love my VWs.

  • Mark Posted: 9/8/2007 5:19pm PDT

    "Never the X3..."

    Ridiculous. One of my good friends lives in the middle of West Hollywood with his partner. They're both very involved with the gay community. My friend drives a BMW X3 and his partner has a Mercedes M-Class (also not on your list of "gay cars").

  • Fred Posted: 6/1/2007 6:54pm PDT

    I live in LA, and there are tons of gay cars here. I'm on the westside, so I see boystown quite often.

    I'm 20, gay and I understand that every gay man that can afford to, will have a gay car.

    Gay cars:
    Audi a4, s4 (my personal favorite)
    Mercedes C, E, S, SL, CL SLK, G classes
    BMW 3, 5, 7, and any M models (Never the X 3 or 5)
    Infiniti G35 2 door
    VW Passat, Jetta, Golf

    These cars are all over gay areas. Even when I was in high school, all us gay boys drove BMWs and Audis. It seems that tops buy cars with stronger engines too.

  • PPPB Posted: 5/18/2007 2:43pm PDT

    FJ Cruiser, the Bruiser, baybee!

  • Jeff Posted: 4/19/2007 4:30pm PDT

    Everyone's comments were really funny to read. It would be interesting for gay.com and/or out.com to work together to do a survey of 1000's of 'family' to get a better answer on what gays/lesbians typically drive. Not because it matters but because it's just for fun (and manufacturers may be able to better suit cars for demographics).

    I am a car nut and I can tell you what most gay guys in Chicago prefer to drive. Public transportation! I live right in the middle of Boystown and actually, it would be almost anything with a foreign nameplate excluding Jeep. I'm not saying you won't see Ford Focus' or Saturn Ion's driving around but I did say 'preferred'.

    Acura TSX, TL, RSX
    Audi A4, S4 (tons!), A6, TT
    BMW all of the above (especially 3-series)
    Honda all of the above (Civic and Accord especially)
    Hyundai Sonata
    Infiniti G35, FX
    Jaguar X, S, XJ, XK
    Jeep all of the above (especially Wrangler)
    Lexus all of the above
    Land Rover Discovery, Freelander
    Mazda 3, 6
    Mercedes all of the above (C, E, SL, SLK, ML especially)
    Mitsubishi Eclipse, Evo
    Nissan Altima, Maxima, 350Z
    Porsche Boxster, 911, Cayenne
    Range Rover
    Toyota Corolla, Camry, FJ, 4Runner
    VW Jetta, GTI, Passat, Cabrio
    Volvo all of the above

    Jeep Wrangler
    Subaru Outback
    Subaru Forester
    (someone else will have to finish this list as I am not a good resource)

  • Usergonemad Posted: 4/18/2007 3:56am PDT

    Argh! I've owned two on this list ('92 Miata, YELLOW thank you) and traded that in on a '96 Outback. I also seriously have two others on my "short list". I'm straight, proud of it, and have endured countless jibes on the subject from friends. I buy what I like, and I loved the Miata like a favorite pet - the only reason it was traded in on the Outback was work-related. I needed cargo capacity! In truth, I'm flattered that both cars carry a percieved gay-lesbian stereotype. I'm also highly gratified to see that so many people who've responded to this article are openly gay or lesbian - and that so few of the straights are homophobic. Thanks for an enjoyable read...but not so much for validating my friends' statements about the cars I drive. :)

  • BostonPerspective Posted: 4/17/2007 3:38pm PDT

    I fully appreciate everyone posting here who is pointing out how they don't drive stereotypically gay cars, but regardless, there are patterns, at least where I live, of car models and makes consistently bought by gay and lesbians.

    In New England, I'd suggest the following:


    -Subaru's, preferably the Forester: it's perceived to be like a good flannel shirt: plain, rugged, comfortable, informal, unpretentious, and commodious. There's some sort of "anti-appeal" in these cars that appeals to lesbians -- giving the finger to the establishment attitude why wouldn't you wanna buy a flashy car.

    -the Micro-Car category: Years ago, you'd see lots of Geo Metro and other small hatchbacks. They were thrifty cars that reflected an attitude of "I'm not worried about the car I drive. I just need to get from point A to point B with a CD player for listening to the Indigo Girls, and the occasional run to the organic grocer." Today, the Echo, now Yaris has appeal as do the boxy Scion xB, I'd say, because of that anti-appeal factor.

    -The Honda Civic: This represents more of the "I need a basic no-frills car" attitude mentioned above but with a dose of "I sort of read in Consumer Reports and heard on an NPR show that these are reliable cars." Civic buyers also have a little more in their budget to upgrade from the tiny cars and are more blindly obedient to dispassionate evaluations of cars than to what makes your heart race or makes you fawn. Lipstick lesbians who may only have a passing interest in practicality would be interested in this car as well.

    -Along with cargo capability, the desire for "ruggedness" lures lesbians to several corners of the car market.
    -- The Jeep Wrangler is such a cliche icon of ruggedness that it traps many hearts. That is, until your brakes lock up on an icy road and you careen off the road, landing on your side, with nothing but the roll bar keeping your head on your shoulders (true story). All of a sudden, its fabled abilities and deeply lugged tires are useless.
    -- The Honda Element, butt of many jokes over the misguided target marketing ("We can sell this to active 20 something males seeking adventures."), has so many uber practical features like hose-down vinyl flooring, suicide doors and the "I'm so practical, I'm ugly" aesthetics. All that cargo capability, coupled with unflattering plastic fenders is perfect for those runs to Home Depot to buy shelving kits and bags of loam.
    --The Small Pickup: once, this included the Ford Ranger and s-10, but nowadays, because of the smart consumer component, this usually means a Toyota pickup. This plays off the same dynamics mentioned above in the Wrangler and Element.

    Finally, there is the mindless fidelity to the word Hybrid. Yes, I think lesbians should mobilize into some sort of bargaining collective to demand their own prices on the Prius based on the volumen they acquire. Having shifted their attention from econobox microcars w/very good gas mileage to the sci-fi dorky Prius, they preserve the "I like cars that aren't mainstream beautiful" mantra. Just don't mention the environmental cost of making those batteries, the risk of hi-voltage electrocution to first-responders in a car accident, or the potential expense for repairing the high technology. They don't wanna hear about it. Mindless fidelity. Gaia demands that I buy a Hybrid.

    The above comments are intended to be descriptive, based on what I see over and over, every day on the roads of Greater Boston.

    Gay men are a little tricker to pin down.
    I'd agree with some of the posts above that the practical gay man's car is the VW Jetta, or Passat if he's doing well. That's for the modest, "I'd rather spend the money on a down payment for a summer home in P-Town." kinda guy.

    The Subaru "not a car person and all I need is something practical" factor weighs very heavily in stormy New England. One friend, a harpsichordist, has gone thru 3 Subie wagons over the decades as the vehicle of choice for transporting his harpsichord.

    Then, there is the more open ended 20-30 something "actively seeking" gay man who wants a little cruise-friendly glitz and flash without being overkill. Here, you'll see Asian and German coupes take the day: C230 Kompressor, Acura RSX, 3 series Bimmers. Never the base model. I find that coupes are very de-rigueur. The 2 door layout connotes you're not interested in practicality, but instead, dare I say...ease of entry.

    Those are a few observations from inside Rt. 128! Okay, I have to go back to work...

  • Wandering Jew Posted: 4/17/2007 2:30am PDT

    My partner and I have been together ten years this month. That being said, we are probably the two non-car car gay guys in the desert (Rancho Mirage).

    We are both crazy about Toyota products, but not from a performance or look perspective, rather from a purely economic decision to purchase many Toyotas that are inexpensive to repair, rarely break down and they go, go, go and go!

    Currently we are driving:

    2007 Camry Hybrid

    2003 Toyota Highlander--Waiting For 2008 Highlander To Be Realeased In A Few Months. (I joke that the only men I see in Highlanders are asian men and gay guys...it's true!)

    2003 Pontiac Vibe--(Toyota Vibe in disguise, used to transport the dogs to the park, we don't like cleaning the hair from the Camry, plus the 4 dogs don't fit! Purchased this used for $5700 when we purchased the Camry.)

    2003 4 Runner V6--For Sale--Purchased Camry Hybrid

    2003 BMW 325i--Hmm, this car has been a real source pf problems between me and my partner. I say sell it and get a Lexus, which we should have done to begin with. The cost of maintenance is much more expensive than Toyota!

    Other cars we have owned:

    2001 Tacoma--Sold For The 4 Runner
    1996 Camry--Sold For The Highalnder
    1997 T100--Sold For The Tacoma
    1990 Camry--Sold For the 1996 Camry.

    When we met, we both drove Toyotas and shared a common interest in the overall reliability of Toyotas, probably the only thing we had in common since he's Guatemalan and I'm a grumpy German Jew.

    We have assisted close family members purchase:

    2004 Corolla LE
    2002 Sienna LE
    2000 Corolla CE
    1997 4 Runner
    1995 Tercel

    Aside from the Camry Hybrid, all cars are paid in full. We both get a bunch a static from gay friends who just don't get why we buy boring cars. We have had a few compliments about the Camry Hybrid, that's only because it's a Hybrid, rather than a standard Camry. One guy remarked that we were so eco-friendly, and this guy drives a Yukon! I replied that I work for an oil company and I couldn't care less about being eco-friendly. The only reason I bought the Camry Hybrid was that it was an "ad" car, and for the IRS tax credit!

    Anyway, the beauty of being gay in southern California is driving around in boring cars...what a life!

  • Chuck Posted: 4/16/2007 8:15pm PDT

    We got a 300C the week they hit the market. Now with 40,000 miles on it - and the waning of HEMI madness - we're about to move on. We're Philadelphia urban guys, and our choices are actually pretty diverse. The next vehicle will either be an Infiniti M45, Land Rover Sport, or Mercedes E350. Oh, and the wildcard is the Buick Enclave!

    We're nothing if not eclectic and completely open in our tastes.

    Prestige is fine, but a great design is the most important thing. You own a car for a finite period of time, and it makes a statement. For us, if it looks good, feels good and drives well, it's a gay car.

    The 300C was all about May of 2004. We spent 10 months having board members asking us for a test drive!

  • Daniel LBC Posted: 4/16/2007 7:05pm PDT

    First off, I'd like to write that it's really terrific to see so many comments from my fellow GLBT "motorheads"! I've owned many cars over the past 25 years, but I have honestly never bought one because I thought owning it would fit into the "gay" car stereotype. In fact, I bought them for the same reasons any consumer would: price, functionality, reliability, safety, and styling (in that order). Here's a list of this gay man's new car purchases since 1981: VW Rabbit, Dodge Daytona, Pontiac Grand Am (twice - one base coupe, one GT sedan), Pontiac Grand Prix GT coupe, Mazda 626 LX sedan, and VW Jetta GLS 1.8T sedan. With the possible exception of the Jetta (ok, it does!), none of them fit into the gay car theme. My next purchase: you'll probably see me cruising through WeHo in a loaded Saturn Aura XR sedan =)

  • King Posted: 4/16/2007 6:18pm PDT

    What makes a car gay? I would have to say style and status. Being a young gay guy (21) i would have to say foreign cars are a hot topic with my generation. Anything nissan, honda, toyota or any of its luxury divisions. I would also have to say the sebring convertable. In my few driving years i've owned a 90 nissan stanza, 96 nissan altima, 99 dodge avenger v6 (aka mitsu eclipse), and currently a 00 mustang v6. I only got the mustang because the dealer wouldn't compromise on a solara. My eyes are really on the Scion Tc and the upcoming altima and accord coupes, just something to spoil myself with after college. After all it not like i have children or anything lol.

  • James Posted: 4/16/2007 3:06am PDT

    I have always been a Toyota fan since I was 10 and I recently read an article that Toyota will be focusing it's Lexus and Scion brands on gay marketingd, which was a good feeling. I've been noticing quite a bit of advertising as of late on gay.com especially. I recently purchased a Lexus IS250 and I'm in love with it. I owned a Camry, a Scion TC , and now my tiger baby.

    It's a good feeling when a car company you love supports you back. My partner and I are environmentally conscious and are planning on our next vehicle to be the Prius.

  • Bobby Posted: 4/16/2007 2:53am PDT

    In Dallas, its BMW 3 series by far. That's followed by Honda Civic, any smaller convertible (Miata, Z4, Mercedes SK), Honda Accord, Mustang, and trucks...F-150's are huge for gay men and women. For smaller trucks, its Toyota Tacoma.

  • Vic and Dale Posted: 4/15/2007 11:54pm PDT

    I'm so glad to see that the majority of comments here are from other enthusiasts who happen to be gay or lesbian. I was counting on seeing a whole lot of nonsense here but am pleasantly surprised!

    My partner and I own a Volvo 850 Turbo and a BMW 3 series. We just acquired for his daughter a Toyota Corolla GT-S. I'm currently in the market for a Porsche 944 Turbo as a summer toy. I doubt anyone would classify any of the vehicles I just mentioned here as gay cars.

    What makes a car gay? I'd have to agree with Jeff who says that a gay car is one with a Pride sticker anywhere on it. Guess that would make my Bimmer a gay car since I proudly display my sticker on the rear window.

    That said, while all the manufacturers are considering us as a viable demographic, it's still noticeable which cars we flock towards. Mainly those cars with high sex appeal! My partner chose his Volvo for practicality. I chose the Bimmer for style.

    Cars that appeal to the gay populace? The new kid on the block would have to be the VW Eos. I can't tell you how many I've seen in the gay ghetto out here in Vancouver, BC, Canada. So true the Mini, Miata, VW Cabrio, anything Jeep, and above all, Saab 9-3 (coupe and convertible).

    I've been a huge car guy for as long as I can remember. When I was younger, I dreamed of having a big ol' pussy chaser such as a Pontiac Trans-AM, a la Smokey and the Bandit. Maybe it was because of my infatuation with Burt Reynolds - who knows?

  • BigBlock454 Posted: 4/15/2007 10:14pm PDT

    With respect to everyone out there...whether you are lesbian, gay, straight, female, male, young, old, African-American, Hispanic, Asian, purple, green or whatever...you should buy what you want and/or need. Who cares what anyone else thinks of your purchase?

  • CadElak Posted: 4/15/2007 12:41pm PDT

    No way to stereotype cars for gays and lesbians - but I guess the NY Times feels the need to try in the name of 'all the news thats fit to print.' As a gay NYC man... Current car: 2006 Cadillac DTS - there is a little Liberace in all of us. Car before that was a 2003 Infiniti M45, before that was a 2000 Camaro SS.

    Next car will likely be a 2007 Corvette or a Cadillac XLR.

  • Mark Posted: 4/14/2007 7:17pm PDT

    Has to be a toss up between the Miata and any Chrysler convertible.

    Oh yo Pam... it's okay to ask "what's a real gay car." But asking "what's a real black car" or mexican car could find the editor following Don Imus's footsteps. Go figure.

  • Jason Posted: 4/14/2007 3:44pm PDT

    I think Michael T hit it on the head when he said basically 'anything that could be considered a premium brand' probably has a stronger appeal to the style-conscious (aka 'brand queens'). BMWs and VWs have proliferated for years in the gay ghettos of Atlanta- and more recently Acura TL/TSX and anything Lexus. The truth is that often gay couples have more disposable income AND want something seen as stylish and appealing.

    The majority of gay guys I know are a little more frugal, especially the single ones, because they are a one-income household. Honda Civics and Scions are very popular choices, as they are for any practical person wanting to keep costs down. More recently, the Toyota Yaris and Honda Fit are following their bigger siblings.

    The lesbian/Subaru stereotype is amusing and not altogether untrue. The reason? They're practical, tough as nails, the wagon versions offer cargo space similar to an SUV and, with 4wd they'll never need a man to pull them out of a snow drift! =) A wise choice by any standard, so more power to them! Wonder what Melissa Etheridge drives?

    For the record, I am 32, gay and single. When I was car shopping in 12/05 I seriously considered a previous-gen Jetta GLi, MINI and the Civic Si. According to my best friend, I'm not 'gay enough' to pull off a MINI or the Jetta. In the end, I chose a Mazda3 5-door. My friends gave me crap about picking the 5-door over the sedan but it just made sense to me....guess some of that lesbian sensibility has rubbed off on me.

  • Kevin Posted: 4/13/2007 7:32pm PDT

    We own a 2007 Jaguar XK and a new Range Rover...but I have to admit that I have owned several miata's.

    The mini is really the only car that comes to mind that really screams gay to me..(I'm gay, so I can say that)...

  • jack c Posted: 4/13/2007 2:49pm PDT

    I think perception is skewed in SF because everyone notices the two guys in the miata going north on a friday to the Russian River but doesn't see the two guys in the SUV right next to them.
    What about the Prius? MAJOR gay car!

  • Rick Posted: 4/13/2007 2:21pm PDT

    I am gay and been in the car business for over twenty years. Vehicle purchase decisions are made based on many factors. Weather you are gay or straight really does not matter in that decision. If one chooses a vehicle for its utility, it will be useful to whoever uses it. If one chooses a car to appear more attractive or desirable, then, that greater appeal will be there for anyone, straight or gay. My partner and I have been together for nearly thirty years and have seen a lot of changes in society toward the gay population, most of them good. Black, White, Straight, Gay…we are all different, yet equal. Car choice is a personal, individual thing that has more to do with finances, needs, desires and taste rather than sexual preference.

  • Kevin Foster Posted: 4/13/2007 1:55pm PDT

    Thanks for the article. Thanks for not sterotyping us also. I am a gay car guy and an engineer that has been reading car mags for 35 years and this is the first acknowledgement that we are out here. Gay cars are totally subjective. My fun car is an '03 MR2 Spyder so obviously I'm not compensating for anything. My partner of 21 years and I both drive 4Runners. I do think the 4Runner Sport is a lesbian vehicle. I think they like the hood scoops. Also, the Suzuki Samari was the gayest vehicle I have seen in Atlanta in the 22 years I have lived here.

  • Romy Locklear Posted: 4/13/2007 12:27pm PDT

    Ummm, in America anything with the slightest hint of "design" is considered gay, isn't it? If it's an ugly lump and looks like it was designed by someone who has never seen the inside of a museum, then it's considered okay for straight people to buy it. Too bad for us. European straight guys don't seem to be so bothered by art.
    I'm a lesbian and we have a Beetle 1.8T, a MINI Cooper S and a Miata R Package -- not a Subaru in sight. But I guess that's because I wear lipstick (when I'm not in the garage).

  • T_ Posted: 4/13/2007 12:12pm PDT

    All the obvious "gay" cars are mostly linked to a fairly specific group of people - affluent, city-dwelling, white men. That is why you see Volvo, Saab, Mini, and VW advertising in the gay press. However, not every gay person is an affluent, city dwelling white man (thank god!) That might be why as suburban gay guys we have a Ford Explorer for hauling dog, potting soil, etc, and a Saturn sedan.

  • Michelle Posted: 4/13/2007 12:05pm PDT

    My lesiban car decision was as follows: Women are still paid less than men in many professions and lesbians statistically have a lower annual income than gay men. Stereotypically we are usually more "eco-conscious" than the average person. I wanted something that was small enough to be gas friendly but still able to get up and move when I need it. In the Deep South we, lesbian car buyers, are grabbing up the Toyota Prius and the Honda Civic like they're 2 for 1 organic granola bars at Whole Foods. : )

  • Matt Posted: 4/13/2007 10:01am PDT

    Hmmm, gay cars is interesting but with I think about all of this is who is advertising in the gay rags & mags. Volvo, Saab, Mini, VW, and Subura. So what pops up on our radar, vehicles made by those manufactures.

    As for myself and my partner, we've owned alot of vehicles. Myself have had a Chevy Spectrum (college yrs), then a Pontiac Grand Am, Pontiac Grand Prix, VW Jetta, Saab 9-3, Honda CR-V (company car), Infiniti FX35, Saturn Vue, and now a MB C280 4matic. My partner has had a Toyota Supra, 2 Chevy S-10 pickups, GMC Sonoma 4x4, and now has a MB SLK and a 72 Buick Skylark convertible.

    We pick them for the style, handling, interior layout and utility. Since we're finished with remodeling our home, we no longer need a truck/suv. So it's back to cars for us; or until the next project rolls around.

  • John V Posted: 4/13/2007 8:36am PDT

    Once again, we male lesbians are ignored. My partner and I have a Subaru Outback (a salvage rebuild bought on eBay, cheap cheap CHEAP! and otherwise fine). We're shunned by all those gay men driving their VW Cabrios, Miatas, and Saab converts; we're ignored by the pairs of women going spelunking with their children. Sniff. Doubly damned ....

  • Brett S. Posted: 4/13/2007 2:45am PDT

    As a gay guy in San Diego - I'd like to break all the sterotypes. Here's what I've owned in the past 3 years... Dodge Viper SRT-10, Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8, MB CLS 500, Chevrolet Corvetter Convertible --- So much for stereotypes ;-)

  • Geoff Posted: 4/13/2007 1:20am PDT

    Defineitly the Audi TT and if they are rich + gay Lambo's
    The Nissan 350Z seems borderline at the moment but Toyota Celica's are in there.
    I'm told Italians & Gays buy Alfa Romeos-don't know how you tell them apart tho'

  • Enzo Posted: 4/13/2007 12:30am PDT

    Gay cars? Hmmmm? Let me think about that for a minute. Car on car sex? Is that like when a GMC Suburban (butch) rams a Mini Cooper (fem) and out pops the new Mini Traveller concept? Nah can't be. OK OK so it must be a car that appeals to someone who "dates" within the same sex. Kewl, I can dig that. Let me do an impromptu pole (hehehe) of my gay friends, what do they drive? One has a Subaru WRX Wagon (5 speed of course), older Honda Prelude (supped up rice rocket), Mitsubishi Galant (daily driver), a Chevy Silverado pickup, last but not least a friend with both a 72' Bavaria (show car) and a 73' BMW Bavaria (driver) both 4 speeds. What do we learn from this little pole? (hehehe) There's no such thing as a gay car, only gays that drive cars ... and they drive whatever their little F**K they want. Okayyyyy!

    P.S. - A butch gay guy or gal wouldn't be caught dead in a Mini anything. Do it big or not at all!

  • Andy Posted: 4/12/2007 11:42pm PDT

    Why can't I enjoy a car for what it is (Miata: two-seats, roadster and excellent handling) or the Mini (small, maneuverable,again with the handling) without possibly having to prove my "manhood" to the world?

    I'm too young to remember, were the British roadsters and their owners considered gay?

    Beetle and Cabrio, especially Beetle Cabrio, those are "gay" cars. Or the straight mans wifes car.

  • chris Posted: 4/12/2007 11:37pm PDT

    the real gay car is the saturn any model

  • Michael T. Posted: 4/12/2007 10:28pm PDT

    Im a young gay male in LA, California and I would say at least in this city or on this coast there are definetly trends in what gay guys tend to buy. Some are expected and others very much so unexpected. Im a true car enthusiast at heart, I believe it runs in your blood (my father had a short career in racing) and Ive personally owned some "gay" cars and some that are not so gay. Here is a list of em all (keep in mind I work for a large Cadillac, Saab, Hummer, Subaru dealer here so its easy to flip in and out of cars):
    3 Volkswagen Jettas (04.5 GLI 6 speed was the most recent)
    2005 Mercedes Benz C230 sport sedan 6 speed (Mars Red exterior made it gay...haha)
    2007 VW GTI 2.0 DSG
    2007 Audi A4 Avant 2.0 Quattro 6 speed

    NOT GAY:
    2006 Cadillac STS V8
    1995 Infiniti G20
    1996 Chevrolet S10

    I would have to say after my years in the car biz, that certain vehicles always seem gay, most VW's, BMW's, Audis, Mini's, Land Rovers, Jeep Wrangler, Mazda Miata and Mazda 3, Volvo S40/V50....basically anything that is classified as a "premium" brand. At our Cadillac dealership the CTS seems to be a hot seller to gay guys and our Saab's fly out the door like jets off an aircraft carrier to gays and lesbians (especially the 9-3 convertible).
    An unexpected Gay car is the new HUMMER H3 (I had a few months in a row that I could say that 40% of my customers were gay or lesbian) My dealership even advertises and supports our local Gay Pride. The last few months with our new Subaru franchise had led to some interesting conclusions about Lesbians and Outbacks or Foresters..... I havent seen ANY or assisted any since we've been open so that must be a midwest/eastcoast trend.

  • Jeff Posted: 4/12/2007 8:54pm PDT

    I always thought the gay cars were the ones with the rainbow sticker on the bumpers.

  • Eric Posted: 4/12/2007 7:41pm PDT

    The article lists the G6 and Grand Am as "siblings", which would imply that both cars are sold side by side at Pontiac dealerships. Not so - the Grand Am was replaced by the G6. It would be more accurate to say that the Grand Am is the "father" of the G6, which is clearly indicated by the excess lines and wrinkles seen on most Grand Ams.

  • Doug Posted: 4/12/2007 3:31pm PDT

    I've never understood why the idea of "gay cars" persists.....maybe gay guys in Miami, San Francisco or L.A. have identifiable preferences, but here in the heartland it's hard to find any patterns. While I know gay guys who own rugged Jeeps and stylish BMWs, most of my gay male friends own boring Saturns and Toyotas. And while most of the lesbians I've known own minivans and small SUVs, it's because they're raising kids and need the versatility, just like any straight parent would.

    That said, I owned a Miata (a so-called gay car) at one time, one that I modded to improve horsepower and handling. That's because I like style *and* performance. Maybe my love of style in a car is a gay thing, but again, not every gay guy here in the midwest seems to care about style. Otherwise, I'd see a lot more Minis and a lot fewer Ions among my gay friends.

    My current car? An Audi TT 3.2 coupe. The guys in the online TT forum (http://forums.audiworld.com/tt/) have occasionally groused that they don't like gay guys owning "their" car, but the combination of incredible style (that apparently even a straight guy can love), grin-inducing performance and AWD practicality is hard to beat. And if I didn't have a TT, I'd own a GTI. So the "gay car" concept doesn't have much to it, as far as I'm concerned.

  • Da truth Posted: 4/12/2007 3:03pm PDT

    Uh... Pam, In Miami latinos (latins) are majority Cubans but there are also Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, etc. Mexicans are from Mexico. Mexicans doesn't represent all latinos. Girl, take yo ass to school or visit Miami before you make assumptions.

    There are such things as gay cars but they left off VW Jetta, Passatt, Golf and the infamous Cabrio which is totally gay.


    Chrysler Lebaron convertible

    Not gay:

    BMW 5 series
    Not all convertibles.

  • Marty Padgett Posted: 4/12/2007 1:30pm PDT

    There actually are sites that publish top cars for black people, Latino people, and of course lesbianomical people. It's the beauty of niche publishing.

  • Sharky Posted: 4/12/2007 1:27pm PDT

    Here in SF, BMWs are very popular with us gays -- particularly the 3- and 5-series. And yes the MINI, Prius, Miata and Jeep Wrangler are hot commodities too. Convertibles in general are pretty common, the better to drive around with your shirt off and crank up the techno.

  • pam Posted: 4/12/2007 12:24pm PDT

    So when do we get to see the list of top "black" cars or "mexican" (i believe in Miami they're called "latins") cars. It won't be long before the NAACP stands up and demands their list be printed too!