Chick Cars - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


Insert BS here A place to discuss anything you want

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-19-2012, 05:21 AM   #1
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: The Race Track & St Pete FL
Posts: 587
Total Cats: 47
Default Chick Cars

I and everyone else has ran into this, but I posted up something about the new Genesis R-Spec 5.0 and of course all the mustang car guys have to make a comment. One of the comments is you drive a chicks car. I dont know about you guys but I have seen more girls drive mustangs (V6) than guys. I don't care about neg criticism, you guys can say F*** you I drive a mustang or what ever. I just wanted to see what you guys run into and if there are any thing you guys say to them (keep it clean tho).
1993ka24det is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2012, 05:56 AM   #2
Elite Member
iTrader: (6)
 
TorqueZombie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Lebanon, TN
Posts: 1,668
Total Cats: 63
Default

I'm actually interested in this. Writing a short essay on this for a class. Title is Hairdressers in Fast Cars-hope I don't get hit with a copy write problem. Working title anyway. Funny thing is my professor's son has a Miata. Cool dude, I see him in the writing lab. We talked about my paper for 5min and then wasted 45min on talking Miatas.

Could use a few stereotype examples if anyone wants to add. Already have the part about Carrol Shelby calling the mustang a secretaries car.
TorqueZombie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2012, 09:54 AM   #3
Elite Member
iTrader: (12)
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Springfield IL
Posts: 2,750
Total Cats: 24
Default

IIRC, the mustang was actually designed for women. I also heard the fox was created because women wanted a smaller mustang that would be easier to drive.

Quote:
In Gene Bordinat’s own words: “the Mustang was a secretary’s car”
chpmnsws6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2012, 11:36 AM   #4
y8s
2 Props,3 Dildos,& 1 Cat
iTrader: (8)
 
y8s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Fake Virginia
Posts: 19,037
Total Cats: 406
Default

somewhere I read that more than half of all mustang owners were women. can't source that so take it with a grain of feminine salt.
y8s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2012, 12:41 PM   #5
Elite Member
iTrader: (21)
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 5,684
Total Cats: 555
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by y8s View Post
somewhere I read that more than half of all mustang owners were women. can't source that so take it with a grain of feminine salt.
So, you're saying women know FWD sucks better than men? Seeing all the Hondas on the road, I suppose that a pretty good bet.
rleete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2012, 08:06 PM   #6
Elite Member
iTrader: (6)
 
TorqueZombie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Lebanon, TN
Posts: 1,668
Total Cats: 63
Default

Yeah I got the Mustang for women part just couldn't find a serious quote. It's a rough draft due tonight and the final is next week. It funny cause the paper is about minorities. Everyone else is doing the usual gays, or racial stuff. He expressly said no religion because christianity is not a minority. Unless it is a weird obviously not a main stream religion. Thanks for the help.


Sorry for the thread jack-I can start my own if need be.

On topic-
Went to BestBuy today to get a lifeproof case for my iphone. Asked the guy if they had the GoPro mount adapters and where could I find the rollbar/suction mounts if they had the adapter. He asked me what car I had...."2 miatas"......in condesending voice... "haha, what you race those things or something?"
TorqueZombie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2012, 08:31 PM   #7
NB/VVT Connoisseur
iTrader: (23)
 
viperormiata's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Key West
Posts: 6,065
Total Cats: 253
Default

Lol, I get this kind of ---- all the time. It doesn't really matter how many lengths you put on them, or how many seconds you beat them in each run.

-"oh..whatever! It's still a miata!"

"It's faster than your car in a straight line and much, much faster than your car in the corners. It gets over 30mpg, is cheap, bullet proof, parts are plentiful and I can have nearly any part fabricated for a 1/3rd of the price for any of the off the shelf parts for your car. It's the most raced car on the planet and easily one of the best selling sports cars in history."

-"yeah whatever bro. Since when is it a sports car?"

EDIT: That sounded a bit "me against the world". There are a lot of people that get it.
viperormiata is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2012, 08:40 PM   #8
Elite Member
iTrader: (12)
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Springfield IL
Posts: 2,750
Total Cats: 24
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TorqueZombie View Post
hope I don't get hit with a copy write problem.
Education is fairly immune to copyright infringement issues.
chpmnsws6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2012, 08:44 PM   #9
Elite Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: SoCal
Posts: 4,165
Total Cats: 19
Default

VW Beetle, VW cabrio, 4th gen Jetta, bmw 318ti, Mini cooper (non s), any mini convertible, '10 and older V6 mustangs, especially the convertibles.
gearhead_318 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2012, 08:47 PM   #10
Slowest Progress Ever
iTrader: (26)
 
thirdgen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: The coal ridden hills of Pennsylvania
Posts: 5,805
Total Cats: 183
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by viperormiata View Post
Lol, I get this kind of ---- all the time. It doesn't really matter how many lengths you put on them, or how many seconds you beat them in each run.

-"oh..whatever! It's still a miata!"

"It's faster than your car in a straight line and much, much faster than your car in the corners. It gets over 30mpg, is cheap, bullet proof, parts are plentiful and I can have nearly any part fabricated for a 1/3rd of the price for any of the off the shelf parts for your car. It's the most raced car on the planet and easily one of the best selling sports cars in history."

-"yeah whatever bro. Since when is it a sports car?"
I can't even tell you guys how sick and tired I am of the "girls car" or "gay car" stereotype that the miata gets. I have a few friends who are genuine car guys and they actually don't bust on me, but instead they accept my car because of the fact that I actually do the work to it to make it fast. The only punks that crap on my car are clowns who's parents fund their rides, or people who buy their cars already souped up. Example: this fist pumpin bro-ski pretty boy at work bought an O3 Saleen mustang with a Twin Screw supercharger...HE BOUGHT IT LIKE THAT. Then he has the ***** to diss my car all the time. I'm like, "buy a stock GT and then make it fast yourself, and when it's done with the work that YOU did to it, we'll see who's faster, cause any a$$wipe with decent credit can go buy something fast."
Everytime I hear the stereotype, I actually convince myself that the person who just said the insult is obviously extremely unintelligent of anything related to the high performance automotive world.
thirdgen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2012, 08:51 PM   #11
Elite Member
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Southlake,Texas
Posts: 3,251
Total Cats: 17
Default

This is why I drive a BMW now, far less gay.
Bond is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2012, 09:02 PM   #12
Elite Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: SoCal
Posts: 4,165
Total Cats: 19
Default

I've only been ripped on once by a stranger, and it was a 12-13 year old girl who was sarcastically telling me she liked my car while half out of her dads explorer, he was ignoring the (very weird) situation. I believe if you make the car look more masculine then you wont catch as much ----. Black wheels + rollbar make it look far less feminine IMO.
gearhead_318 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2012, 10:07 PM   #13
NB/VVT Connoisseur
iTrader: (23)
 
viperormiata's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Key West
Posts: 6,065
Total Cats: 253
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bond View Post
This is why I drive a BMW now, far less gay.
You mean the same BMW that wouldn't start a few days after you bought it? Suck it, Bond.


I should add that the guy who was "dissing" my car drives an Accord it is a well modded car. K24, Full Race side mound manifold, Precision huge turd turbo, etc... He made (well he says, anyway) 430whp @13psi. Mind you this is a typical honduh "bro". The car is ruined with hood *** 17's(I asked him the weight and he said, "why"), stock suspension and all-seasons with a 30 sidewall; stretched, of course.

Funny story actually, the last time he as at a local meet he "had beef" with the red miata that people were talking about (my car).

"Dat yo car? Wanna race me?"

-Sure. Dig run.

"nah, lets do it from a roll"

-I'm not doing a supra roll.

"Ahh you gunna be like dat? Scared, huh?"

-Go to the track and ask them if you can make a pass from a roll. If you can't drive, then learn.

Turns out he has to race people from a....drum roll please...70 roll if he has any hopes of actually winning.

Last edited by viperormiata; 02-19-2012 at 10:24 PM.
viperormiata is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2012, 11:18 PM   #14
I'm a terrible person
iTrader: (19)
 
FRT_Fun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Arizona
Posts: 7,293
Total Cats: 180
Default

lul at people who buy fast cars. I catch some ---- at work. But no one I work with has any idea how to do anything other than MAYBE an oil change. So it's fairly easy to come back with a list of ---- I've done on my car, and ask what they have done lately.

It doesn't matter to me. I wear my miataturbo and flyinmiata shirts out all the time. I'll joke about myself every once in a while too. All in all the miata is an amazing car. The guys that make fun of them are 9 times out of 10 more girly than me. They probably just feel inferior and need to try and bring me down to their level. Doesn't work.
FRT_Fun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2012, 05:59 PM   #15
Elite Member
iTrader: (17)
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Fort Myers, FL
Posts: 2,790
Total Cats: 128
Default

I get the occasional guy in a big truck or on a harley with some condescending remark. I usually just give them my best limp wrist waive and go about my way. I've never had anyone say something after giving the waive, I think it throws them off.

The vast majority of comments I get are positive.
pdexta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2012, 11:02 PM   #16
Elite Member
iTrader: (5)
 
pusha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Miami, FL
Posts: 7,363
Total Cats: -32
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by FRT_Fun View Post
lul at people who buy fast cars.
eh... I don't know if I agree with that argument, but then again my definition of fast is probably very different than yours. People who buy M3s, 350Zs, G35s, base Corvettes, etc. are usually the people who have some sort of inferiority complex and use phrases like "this thing rides out, bro", even though it's really a slow turd. also, it's important to note that a majority of these cars are automatic.
pusha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2012, 11:15 PM   #17
Supporting Vendor
iTrader: (3)
 
emilio700's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 5,308
Total Cats: 1,326
Default

If they have half a brain and know how to drive, I let them drive it. If they don't quite qualify for the drivers seat (He said with an evil laugh), I take them for a nice ride and maybe throw in a few 1.2g corners with fear-of-god inducing late braked entry speeds. If they are pale and shaking a bit afterwards, I know I don't need to say a thing.

Not hypothetical by the way. I have offered this introduction into light weight sports cars on many occasion.

G forces can be fun in more than one direction.
emilio700 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2012, 12:01 AM   #18
Junior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: SA,TX
Posts: 248
Total Cats: 8
Default

I take anyone that says my car is gay for a fun ride. The commentns range from its not gay to holy ----. I mix in drifting, cornering, and straight speed. To date I have no complaints just squeels.
NastyNate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2012, 10:31 PM   #19
Senior Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: ON
Posts: 523
Total Cats: 2
Default

The only negative comments I got were pre turbo from teenagers, these were yelled from the side walk as I passed.

After the turbo and enthuza 3" exhaust I can't hear them and women are regularly commenting on the "hot car", more often when I drive home from work with the top down wearing a suit (yes suiting up works).

I see the sporty cars like grand am's, tiburons, eclipse, vw cabrio etc that are fwd as girl cars but they are what many females I know want or drive.
inferno94 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2012, 10:50 PM   #20
Elite Member
iTrader: (5)
 
pusha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Miami, FL
Posts: 7,363
Total Cats: -32
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NastyNate View Post
I take anyone that says my car is gay for a fun ride. The commentns range from its not gay to holy ----. I mix in drifting, cornering, and straight speed. To date I have no complaints just squeels.
Do you wear one of these while you do all of that?

Attached Thumbnails
Chick Cars-dc-ken-block-hat-gray-1.jpg  
pusha is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[CT] 1999 Mazda Miata 10th Anniversary Edition - $5800 Jike Spingleton Cars for sale/trade 3 09-20-2016 05:33 PM
FS/FT: 03.5 Mazdaspeed Protege leatherface24 Cars for sale/trade 15 10-16-2015 12:35 PM
Squiblez 1996 Montego blue Squiblez Build Threads 2 09-22-2015 11:17 AM
Twitchy car (tail happy problem) bigben Race Prep 16 09-11-2015 04:41 PM
WTB parts for HPDE car Voltwings WTB 5 09-11-2015 09:23 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:25 AM.