Friday, November 07, 2008

You can tell them by the car they drive

I'm pretty good at spotting whether a man or a woman will be behind the wheel, just by looking at the type of car. A new Nissan Altima Coupe is usually driven by a woman aged 35-55. On this example, you can tell by the license plate - a pink plate promoting the type of cancer that only strikes women.

I hate the fact that these stereotypes are usually true. I'd much rather drive a Nissan Altima Coupe than a Ford F-350 diesel 4x4. And a Mazda Miata than a Toyota Tundra long-bed.

Finally, to further prove my point about predictable car demographics, if you go to any JoAnn Fabrics store, you will find at least one 4-8 year old Cadillac in the parking lot.

5 comments:

The Lone Beader said...

Hmmm... I don't shop at JoAnn Fabrics much, but I will have to remember that...

What would you think if you saw an 87 Buick LeSabre Coupe in showroom condition with white whitewall tires? ;)

Anonymous said...

Are they "wide" whitewalls, or the 'fake' narrow band kind?
I'd also wonder why he didn't go for the '85 La Sabre with the 350 V8 ;-)

bc

Paul Merrill said...

BC: "Lone Beader" is a woman - but an 80s LeSabre is a car that almost any discerning man or woman could fit in fine.

Marti said...

Surely my androgynous black Honda accord will wear out before I'm 55 so I can get me a Nissan Altima :-)

Erin said...

Hey Paul,
Thanks for visiting my blog. FYI, men get breast cancer too!
What about a Land Rover Discovery? I don't drive one, but would say this is an either/or vehicle. :-)
Eriin