As a gay dude with lots of gay friends, let me share with you what we drive...
'10 Chevy Camaro
'92 Ford F-150
'93 BMW M3
'06 Ford Explorer
'08 Jeep Wrangler
'08 Hummer H2
'94 Land Rover Defender
Notice a trend? They are all hyper-masculine vehicles. You know why we drive these cars? Because gay men ALWAYS RESIST buying the cars stereotyped as "gay." There's nothing that turns a gay guy away from a car faster than the notion that it appears "gay."
You know who in my life has a Mazda Miata? My womanizing uncle.
I love the MX-5. I think it's fun. It's awesome to drive. It has a great sense of humor. But I'd probably never buy one because of the stigma.
Miata got the bad rap for 'gay' by 2 stupid ******* movies..
Ok, one was Pixar's "Cars", the other was... ?
Interestingly, today I rode about 30 miles up I-5 with Abe in his red NB. On two separate occasions, we had somebody pull alongside and inform us that we were ------s.
The first was a teenage kid and a friend of his, shouting from the back of what I assume to be one of their mom's Lexus. We pulled back alongside, and I revealed one of my rather hairy nipples to them while Abe did something disturbing with his tongue. This produced a gratifying look of extreme confusion on the part of mom, and utter shock on the faces of the kids. I assume that they had some explaining to do after that.
The second was some Guido in a stock Honda Civic who, I **** you not, had a popped collar and spiky hair. I wish we had a picture of it... He then made the "This is what a ******* looks like" motion, and we were just about to ask him if he was busy later that evening when he pulled off.
This has only ever happened to me once before, and it was while I was driving a Chinese customer of ours to dinner with some other folks from the office. The fellow spoke moderately good English, but was not at all familiar with the concept that certain cars meant you were a homosexual. I guess where he comes from they just don't really have that problem.
Pretty good laugh, at any rate.
Personally, I find the whole thing hilarious. My next Miata is going to be either pink or turquoise.
The gayest vehicle off the top of my head is a Crossfire. Jeep Liberty engine, which was basicaly the worst engine in the Merc lineup and not even still used in the Liberty IIRC, crap dynamics, and a big price tag. But hey, it looks cool, if you are drunk and/or stupid.
The Liberty itself is less gay than the Corssfire.
Edit: The I realize, that chances are actually fairly good that a gay guy will have a better sense of style than either of those POS' and likely avoids them like the plague, unless he is a macho top, in which case he has a Turbodiesel dually that makes more TQ than any 3 of our cars at 14 RPM and can run on the blood of idiots who laugh at the rainbow sticker.
I think its been established that lesbians probably drive either Subraus or the aforementioned TD.
Some dudes were trying to fight me the other night at every stoplight. Maybe they were wasted, but they yelling at me and being douchelike, when I had no idea who they were. They tried to follow me but couldn't (Torsen is night and day of open diff). When people get out of their cars at stoplights, I ******* book it. Not about to get my HT glass smashed.
Must be my soviet flag, they think I'm a gay communist
I think a V8 Miata with a the flower wheels off a VW and some other visual cues would be a great ego crusher. Really get into character with it, dredge up every stereotype. Throw in a lisp, use the word honey to address everyone, etc.
For some reason I've never had any **** talking about the car, since it has been turbo at least. I'm thinking the large front mount and roll bar=less homo factor.
Everyone raced me when i was N/A like every light. And now that im turbo not one person will :( i think its my cams that give it away when im idling, but its a **** off i want to race some ricer at the lights to show them up!