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Old 07-11-2006, 04:29 PM   #1
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Default girly car?

There seems to be quite a few posts where people are buying the TI for their daughters..

first of all, how I envy you girls who are lucky enough to have a bimmer given to you!

2ndly, do you reckon the Ti is a girly car?
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Old 07-11-2006, 04:55 PM   #2
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It's not a girly car,they are very cheap now,you can buy one for 3-5k and they are reliable. The last guy who bought one for his daughter already had a bmw and must really like them if he bought one for his daughter. I paid 17k for my ti 5 years ago.

EDIT: If it's a girll car why did you buy one? So you'd fit in?
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Old 07-11-2006, 05:02 PM   #3
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No its not a girly car. The fact is that girls like BMWs too. The 318ti is a cheap car that would be a great compromise for dad and daughter, cheap for him BMW for her.
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Old 07-11-2006, 05:10 PM   #4
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I hate the discussions of what is a girly car and what isn't. There is no such thing as a girl car or a manly car. I know women that drive 400+ hp cars that would usually be considered a guys car, and guys (like myself) that drive 75 hp girly cars. You don't have to be manly to handle that much hp (400+). I know a lot of men that cant, but think they can.

Many guys are too worried what their friends will think of them if they buy something that is girly. This is just being insecure. Who cars what those guys think, buy what you will have fun driving. Also buy what fits your needs. The 318ti can get more than 30 mpg on the highway, that can't be said for a Hemi Dodge Magnum that averages around 15 mpg.

My personal opinion is that you should buy something that women like, not something that your guy friends like. A Dodge Magnum could be considered a guys car, it is purchased by about 85% males. How many women are you going to attract with that car?

At work when we had a bunch of BMWs lined up out back, there were E36 M3s, a modified E36 3 series, a brand new 3 series, and my bright red 318. When we were out looking them over, the first thing one of the women said was, "ooh, I like the cute red one" Does that make it a womens car? Nah, it was based on color more than anything else.

By sorting cars into girls and boys cars, you are over generalizing and you have to be careful. There can be tendancies for women or men to like a specific kind of car, but this doesn't apply to everyone. I would say the 318ti is probably split as far as men v women.
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The VW Cabriolet is still a girly car.......

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I hate the discussions of what is a girly car and what isn't. There is no such thing as a girl car or a manly car. I know women that drive 400+ hp cars that would usually be considered a guys car, and guys (like myself) that drive 75 hp girly cars. You don't have to be manly to handle that much hp (400+). I know a lot of men that cant, but think they can.

Many guys are too worried what their friends will think of them if they buy something that is girly. This is just being insecure. Who cars what those guys think, buy what you will have fun driving. Also buy what fits your needs. The 318ti can get more than 30 mpg on the highway, that can't be said for a Hemi Dodge Magnum that averages around 15 mpg.

My personal opinion is that you should buy something that women like, not something that your guy friends like. A Dodge Magnum could be considered a guys car, it is purchased by about 85% males. How many women are you going to attract with that car?

At work when we had a bunch of BMWs lined up out back, there were E36 M3s, a modified E36 3 series, a brand new 3 series, and my bright red 318. When we were out looking them over, the first thing one of the women said was, "ooh, I like the cute red one" Does that make it a womens car? Nah, it was based on color more than anything else.

By sorting cars into girls and boys cars, you are over generalizing and you have to be careful. There can be tendancies for women or men to like a specific kind of car, but this doesn't apply to everyone. I would say the 318ti is probably split as far as men v women.
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There seems to be quite a few posts where people are buying the TI for their daughters..

first of all, how I envy you girls who are lucky enough to have a bimmer given to you!

2ndly, do you reckon the Ti is a girly car?

When i told my boss i was buying a Ti, he said it was a girl car at first too....
i dont know why though, hes dumb.
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It's not a girly car, I took some flak too but it was well worth it




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The VW Cabriolet is still a girly car.......
they're still a blast to drive though...
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The ti is a very manly car. All the girls that drive them are just hairy butch women.




























jk. (atleast I hope I am).
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The VW Cabriolet is still a girly car.......
Haha, even after my rant above, I will agree with you on that That doesn't mean I wouldn't drive one though, and I am not small (or a girl)
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the only girly car i can think of is the MGF!
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you've forgotten about the most feminine car ever, the New beetle convertible.
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you've forgotten about the most feminine car ever, the New beetle convertible.
I am yet to see a man driving a new beetle convertible. Also need some solid statistics of how many VW Cabrio owners are women, in order to prove the point.
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Many guys are too worried what their friends will think of them if they buy something that is girly. This is just being insecure. Who cars what those guys think, buy what you will have fun driving. Also buy what fits your needs. The 318ti can get more than 30 mpg on the highway, that can't be said for a Hemi Dodge Magnum that averages around 15 mpg.
So I have 4 friends with the Magnum hemi's.
They all consitantly get between 24 and 32 MPG highway. The VDT engine management is cool.....
And they will still lay down about 75 feet of rubber on demand....


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you've forgotten about the most feminine car ever, the New beetle convertible.

O M G, I KNOW. I F*****G HATE THAT CAR. My friend (that is a girl) has one, she let me drive it, its SO BAD. she said it was inline 6, i said NO WAY after i drove it (it accelerates like my brothers carolla). It is an I6..... uhg
and the BRAKES ARE HORRIBLE.
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They do build a Vr6 bug as I recall, Surprised its that bad, its the same platform as the Jetta. And the Vr6 jetta's kind of scoot pretty good...

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