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RE: Evoque: is it for girls?

RE: Evoque: is it for girls?

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Ayahuasca

19,595 posts

188 months

Thursday 11th October 2012
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GetCarter said:
Having owned 3 defenders, the lights should be inoperative. wink
Give it a few minutes - they probably will be.


rhinochopig

17,932 posts

107 months

Thursday 11th October 2012
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Ayahuasca said:
GetCarter said:
Having owned 3 defenders, the lights should be inoperative. wink
Give it a few minutes - they probably will be.
Was it even possible to tell whether they were functioning at night? I drove many a mile illuminating the road ahead from the glow of my cigarette.

Escort Si-130

2,115 posts

89 months

Thursday 11th October 2012
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I thought it would have been a girls car like the Merc A class, but suprisingly a lot of guys I have been seen driving it, more than women. I guess that posh spice advert for it didnt do it any damage then.

nickbee

423 posts

146 months

Thursday 11th October 2012
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AC43 said:
But why get past the Beckham thing? It's at the core of the question. It generated thousands of column inches in the motoring press, national press and women's press which has had a direct correlation to the sorts of people I see driving them round London, Namely yummy mummies, bankers' wives and wealthy gay 40 somethings. There's nothing wrong with that - but it's a fact.
Of course, it's very likely that people within those demographics chose the vehicle based on image, which as you say is fine. However, aren't Pistonheads members supposed to rise above that sort of thing and choose a vehicle based on its merits? If one makes a decision on the car based on its association with Beckham, then from a car enthusiast's perspective the reasoning is equally unsound whether the outcome was positive or negative.

fastgerman

1,413 posts

104 months

Thursday 11th October 2012
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White and 3 door = girls car
Dark colour and 4 door = unisex

All IMO obviously ;-)
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tommy vercetti

9,818 posts

72 months

Thursday 11th October 2012
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As long as it sells for JLR, its all good in my book

handbraketurn

1,098 posts

75 months

Thursday 11th October 2012
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Hitch78 said:
Evo said:
We thought about an Evoque before purchasing our E Class, It just kept saying to me "can't afford a proper Range Rover".

It's a very nice piece of design but for me, more female orientated than male.
So why does your E Class not make you feel than you can't afford an S Class then?!
It's like the daft argument that Boxster's and Cayman's are poor man's porsches, even though anyone who actually knows anything about cars and has driven them knows they're all brilliant cars.

When anyone makes those kinds of comments, I tend to switch off, because they're not petrol heads and they see cars purely as extensions of their cocks, i.e. exclusively a status symbol.

Not everyone wants a big car, living in London, driving a big 4x4 or even a big excutive car is a pain, getting through tight gaps, parking etc, is all a chore with a big motor.

Golaboots

355 posts

57 months

Thursday 11th October 2012
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I had assumed that they were for gentlemen of a certain persuasion to be honest. However most of the ones round here seem to be driven by middle age, over weight, middle class women.

Ian974

1,951 posts

108 months

Thursday 11th October 2012
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FestivAli said:
Think how good a sleek low slung estate with that front fascia on it and that deep swage line would look.
Just reading through the thread, and I have to agree with this, and think it would be absolutely brilliant if they made this as a car rather than a 4x4.
Porsche have made a 4x4, I see no reason land rover can't make a car smile

DonkeyApple

23,415 posts

78 months

Thursday 11th October 2012
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StottyZr said:
Is a Fiat 500 girly if its an Abarth?

No, no it is not.
It doesn't pass the 'Magnum PI' test I'm afraid. wink

Martin 480 Turbo

429 posts

96 months

Thursday 11th October 2012
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"in relation to the sorts of people I see driving them round London, Namely yummy mummies, bankers' wives and wealthy gay 40 somethings"

Same over here. Within short time 4 of them landed within our neighbourhood. All of them within
your categories. Just don't understand how one could chose it for the "school run".

It looks much better than any MPV or softroader, though.

ruffstuff

20 posts

164 months

Thursday 11th October 2012
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£30 to £50k for a 2.2 diesel. And people buy them!

diluculophile

99 posts

160 months

Thursday 11th October 2012
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For me, the car has been spoilt by the people I"ve seen driving it.
One guy (with immaculately preened eyebrows) cut me up, and then threatened me at the lights for giving him a quick beep of the horn.

I shall subconsciously associate the vehicle with idiots every time I see one.
Shame, as it seems capable, although overly stylised.
I'd have a Disco.

M666 EVO

888 posts

71 months

Thursday 11th October 2012
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MrTickle said:
V8mate said:
gtdc said:
Looks like a car for a second wife.
People actually want more than one? yikes
I introduce my wife as my '1st wife' just to keep her on her toes hehe
I call my missus my next ex girlfriend.

She goes garraty at that smile

Cold Fusion

68 posts

106 months

Thursday 11th October 2012
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In the same way that the Boxter was made in Finland for the Ladies the Evoque is Land Rovers 4x4 for girls.

pSynrg

236 posts

91 months

Thursday 11th October 2012
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Who gives a st what imaginary gender is ascribed to a machine? If you like it fair enough, if you don't, don't!

Manly, girly? Maybe you need a holiday in the Ukraine to really establish your rampant masculinity.

The Evoque is the only 4x4 (style) car I've ever really liked. In fact I think it looks stunning.

If that makes me a big pansy in your eyes then I'm happy (or is that gay?) not to be your acquaintance.

F1GTRUeno

2,944 posts

127 months

Thursday 11th October 2012
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banksey said:


Any better?
Black wheels look so st.

drpep

1,149 posts

77 months

Thursday 11th October 2012
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Porsche 911 : favourite women's sports car?!

bks, it's just the only sports car that almost all women have heard about!

And before the sexist bleatings begin, in saying that I mean, because its famous and ubiquitous, not women don't like any worthy sports cars.

83TEP

131 posts

62 months

Thursday 11th October 2012
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Gren said:
That said, it's a surprisingly nice place to be and drives fairly well for such a lump.
The car or the wife?

GokTweed

3,796 posts

60 months

Thursday 11th October 2012
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Didn't Victoria Beckham help design it?. It's a sodding girls car. Serious negative tweed.