I wonder what it is that make Saabs so popular with the LGBT community?
The Toyota Yaris was the No.1 researched car on Gaywheels for the quarter ended June 30, with the Saab 9-3 coming in at No.2. And it’s not the first time, either. The 9-3 has been prominent on the automotive gaydar for some time now.
What I’m fascinated with is the question of why?
The Yaris I can understand. Inexpensive, reliable, small-car cachet (of sorts). Gay men aren’t going to need room for the kids in the back, though gay women might.
But the 9-3? It’s not a Consumer Reports favourite, so reliability’s out (for the standard research shopper). Whilst it’s not a ballbreakingly expensive car in US terms, it’s definitely not at Yaris dollars.
Could it be that standing out in the crowd, making a statement, finding your own road factor?
I’m not dying to know, but I think it’s a curious thing.
The Top Ten:
1. Toyota Yaris
2. Saab 9-3 (sedan and convertible)
3. Mazda MX-5
4. Volkswagen Jetta
5. VW EOS
6. Dodge Caliber
7. Toyota Camry
8. Audi A3
9. VW Rabbit
10. Infiniti FX
Ah, the Convertible perhaps?
This is a topic that can be a potential flamethrower. Please respect the fact that others might have views that are different from your own. If I wake up and find a whole lot of flamin going on then I’m going to be hitting the delete button like a pinball wizard. If you can’t say something nice then don’t say nothing at all (this doesn’t apply to Cadillac, for future reference)