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The Crack Fox

9,976 posts

78 months

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deltashad said:
The misses is sitting next to me, she thinks its a girls car.
Rawwr said:
shallow, orange people.
Gren said:
The missus loves hers....bought it for the looks.
StottyZr said:
my mum really wants one and I don't...
gtdc said:
Looks like a car for a second wife.
TACottle said:
It is pretty girly
otolith - a man said:
I can't think of a single reason why it would be for me.
Evo said:
more female orientated than male.
Cotic said:
I'd certainly buy one (for the missus)
I'd post my opinion, but everyone else has said it already... laugh

Watchman

3,123 posts

131 months

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Ed T said:
If there is any debate about any car being a "girls" car then it's too late for us chaps! No matter how good the car, if a guy starts driving it someone somewhere will have the thought,"is that his GFs/wifes" or "bit of a sift choice buddy".
Bang on..!!

79TurboS

118 posts

28 months

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Yes it is for girls, wife has one and aside from a pleasant interior..its pretty poor.

wemorgan

1,012 posts

64 months

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“Style over content?”

Can any define style or fashion? I won’t dare to.
Content – how are cars measured by their content these days? It used to be metrics such as 0-60mph, mpg, dimensions. But just how relevant are these in a cross-over SUV?

It’s all beyond me. I know what I like. I know what I can afford. I buy accordingly.

yonex

4,907 posts

54 months

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Mr2Mike said:
Like a Range Rover, but more useless.
lol, absolutely.

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SystemParanoia

9,696 posts

84 months

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content = capability

AC43

2,928 posts

94 months

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I saw a bloke in one in Maida Vale when it was launched. I had parked up in front of him and wasn't sure about the parking restrictions. I wandered over to ask if he knew what the score was and he and his boyfriend assured me that I wouldn't get a ticket.

I've since seen quite a few in London and (surprise surprise) in Cheshire and they all seemed to have spray tanned blonde types at the wheel.

billzeebub

3,137 posts

85 months

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As a man who likes rugged and understated it is 100% not the car for me, ever. I would rather have the Freelander or a second-hand proper RR (though the current FFRRs are a tad too blingy for me) and use any savings for a TVR or some other interesting second car. The Evoque apparently drives very well and is very trendy amongst a certain type, it even looks good. However, I can't tolerate its cynical dilution of the RR brand. A lot of badge on the car, trying to justify the price tag..I think I would probably be a lot more receptive to it if it was simply known as the Land Rover Evoque

..style over content, just like the 'posh' girl that is widely associated with it

Edited by billzeebub on Thursday 11th October 11:43

crashley

943 posts

66 months

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Would it still be perceived as "girly" if LR had the balls to put the 5L SC lump in it?

SystemParanoia

9,696 posts

84 months

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girls dont like having that much power, so no.. it wouldn't be girly after being treated to 500+hp of awesomeness

wemorgan

1,012 posts

64 months

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SystemParanoia said:
content = capability
Is this a word association game? smile

To measure something, you need to define metrics. How would you define the capability of this segment car?

Fire99

8,683 posts

115 months

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It's a car that works better in pictures than in the metal/plastic, for me. It's a bit fussy and dare I say, The rear plastics look cheap.
It's another car that it's strongest suit is that it's pretty (Not stunning like an Alfa 8c etc) so not really where I'm at with cars.

durbster

3,829 posts

108 months

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A white one of these blitzed past me yesterday with blue lights going. I thought it a very odd choice for an undercover police car because although I like them, they're unashamelessly a style-over-substance product.

I can't tell you if it was driven by a female officer though smile

pti

585 posts

30 months

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crashley said:
Would it still be perceived as "girly" if LR had the balls to put the 5L SC lump in it?
I think it's more a question of space, not balls.

kambites

41,008 posts

107 months

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If the definition of "girls car" is "a car aimed predominantly at women" then yes, I'm sure it is. That doesn't make it a bad car for men to own though, unless they're extremely insecure.

I'd never buy one for me, but then I'd never willingly buy any SUV for myself.

SystemParanoia

9,696 posts

84 months

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wemorgan said:
SystemParanoia said:
content = capability
Is this a word association game? smile

To measure something, you need to define metrics. How would you define the capability of this segment car?
drive it through the jungle biggrin

FestivAli

973 posts

124 months

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I wouldn't call it specifically a girls car, because everyone I have seen in them on the roads here in Melbourne were blokes, dare I say of a certain type (all where wearing massive designer shades and had visible hair product on, despite being older than 15). It is definately a poseurs car if it is never taken off road, because whilst I personally think it looks cracking (especially as a white 3dr) you could easily translate those lines onto sleeker underpinings. Think how good a sleek low slung estate with that front fascia on it and that deep swage line would look.

LuS1fer

31,766 posts

131 months

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It's no more girly than a BMW Mini, new new Beetle, Fiat 500, Abarth or otherwise, or BMW or other convertible or indeed anything else "trendy".

I find it is not the object itself that is "girly" but rather its association with being something akin to a fashion handbag swinging on your arm below your big Moschino sunglasses when its raining outside and your Jinmmy Choo shoes when it's muddy underfoot.

It looks great but is possibly a little too gauche or bling to justify buying over something cheaper and plainer.

Personally, I would drive one in a heartbeat but would possibly drive it across a field and never wash it again to establish my "cred". wink

There aagin, I would drive anything that was good at what it did and not worry about perceptions.

kambites

41,008 posts

107 months

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LuS1fer said:
It's no more girly than a BMW Mini, new new Beetle, Fiat 500, Abarth or otherwise, or BMW or other convertible or indeed anything else "trendy".
hehe I think those examples are called "damning with faint praise".

DJRC

22,179 posts

122 months

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kambites said:
If the definition of "girls car" is "a car aimed predominantly at women" then yes, I'm sure it is. That doesn't make it a bad car for men to own though, unless they're extremely insecure.

I'd never buy one for me, but then I'd never willingly buy any SUV for myself.
Like unfortunately enforces such a choice upon you. In which case I can thoroughly recommend ensuring your SUV comes with 4 ltrs of twin turbo-charged V8 smile

Not a 2.2ltr 4 pot driving the front wheels frown And half the roof chopped off.
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