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A Car Just For Women  
User currently offlineGalaxy5 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2034 posts, RR: 24
Posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1495 times:

The Volvo YCC, designed by women for women.

http://www.conceptlabvolvo.com/vcc/ycc/

Is it truly necessary for a female specific car?


"damn, I didnt know prince could Ball like that" - Charlie Murphy
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User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1479 times:

Oh my god its so ugly...

User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7957 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1464 times:

I have always had the idea of letting female multimedia-producers design a computer game. Computer games and cars are two business areas dominated by men where products are getting more and more similar. Somehow those big companies miss an important part of the market.


I support the right to arm bears
User currently offlineAa61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1458 times:

Damn, I was hoping to see a Pontiac Grand Am, non GT. 2002.


Go big or go home
User currently offlineFSPilot747 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 3599 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1447 times:

So is the washer/dryer standard, or optional?



FSP

[Edited 2004-04-28 00:37:00]

User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39887 posts, RR: 74
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1414 times:

Wasn't the 1994 Ford Mustang designed by a woman?


Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineAWspicious From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1387 times:

"IF YOU MEET THE EXPECTATIONS OF WOMEN YOU EXCEED THE EXPECTATIONS OF MEN"
Marti Barletta, gender trend specialist.


What a load of crap.

Judging by the YYC features which seem important in the questionnaire, I'd say Volvo is designing a car for incompetent owner/operators of motor vehicles. A demographic, obviously, not exclusive to females...
I see this marketing venture of Volvo's as a step in the wrong direction. The sole purpose of designing and building a motor car should be to facilitate the skill of driving. A skill which is gravely lacking in many of the motorists today. Owners should have proper knowledge of their vehicles and be able to at least perform minor maintenance. Far too many car owners are illiterate and incompetent when it comes to their motor vehicles. We seem to be living in an age where ignorance and incompetence is rewarded. A reflection of this can be seen by the emphasis placed on such marketing practises as demonstrated here by Volvo for the YYC. Instead of making the drivers look forward to learning about owning/operating their cars, car manufacturers are making motorists more comfortable with their ignorance of their cars and their driving skills. Don't know how to park? That's okay... The car will do it for you. Don't know how to check your oil nor tires? That's okay... The car will do it for you. Absent minded? That's okay... Our cars don't have keys nor fuel filler caps. Don't know how to read a map? That's okay... The car will tell you where to go. When are car manufacturers going to build a car that takes care of the insurance premiums? I'd certainly buy one!
Car manufactures should stick to designing and building cars for competent motorists, regardless of gender or sexual orientation. Boeing doesn't design and build planes with female or gay pilots in mind, do they? I'm just scratching the surface...


User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6294 posts, RR: 33
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1361 times:

Didn't Chrysler beat Volvo to the punch years ago with the Neon?

And what the hell is a "gender trend specialist"????



Damn, this website is getting worse daily.
User currently offlineAlessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1355 times:

Nothing more than clever advertising, feel good thing.
So if they where serious, why not put it in production and let the consumers
have their say?


User currently offlineJcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 38
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1340 times:

Does the car run on gas or just constant bitching?  Big grin


America's chickens are coming home to rooooost!
User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1336 times:

Why Jcs? Are you curious because you want to buy one?



User currently offlineJcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 38
Reply 11, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1336 times:

No, I was going to buy one for 777236ER.


America's chickens are coming home to rooooost!
User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1332 times:

Hey, that is a good approach. If you want to get in bed with someone, BUY THEM A CAR  Big thumbs up



User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1289 times:

No, I was going to buy one for 777236ER.

I agree with DLKAPA, I'm flattered but even buying me a car won't get me to sleep with you. How many times do you have to ask?

That being said, I'd gladly act a bit girly for a while if you'd buy me a car.


User currently offlineAa61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 14, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1287 times:

"That being said, I'd gladly act a bit girly for a while if you'd buy me a car"

Well put on this red dress with the pumps and this lipstick...And this silky thong.
Signed,
Jcs17



Go big or go home
User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1286 times:

Well put on this red dress with the pumps and this lipstick...And this silky thong.
Signed,
Jcs17


For the chance to resell a £10,000+ car and to give Kleenex that extra bit of profit? Seems worth it to me.


User currently offlineCptkrell From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3220 posts, RR: 12
Reply 16, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1275 times:

Just a publicity flash generated by the minions who would be better suited in a job at a washing machine or cattle feed company rather than an automobile company.

AWspicious' observations mirror my thoughts (good post, AWs), only he has done so in a much more mature way than I am capable of. Regards..Jack



all best; jack
User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1272 times:

Car manufactures should stick to designing and building cars for competent motorists, regardless of gender or sexual orientation. Boeing doesn't design and build planes with female or gay pilots in mind, do they? I'm just scratching the surface...

Rubbish, if a female-oriented car generates sales why SHOULDN'T they make one?!

To somehow imply that GPS, parking distance control, electronic keys and centralised warning systems shouldn't be installed because it proves how idiotic drivers are becoming, is stupid.

You could use the same logic to say that people who drive cars with automatic transmission aren't real drivers. Or people who choose metalic paint are more concerned with the looks than the 'driving'.


User currently offlineAa61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 18, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1269 times:

I don't see how this car specifically caters to women, I think the features could benefit guys also.

I think the VW Bug is a girl car-it has a flower holder.



Go big or go home
User currently offlineMD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8507 posts, RR: 12
Reply 19, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1254 times:

Volvo already makes women's cars. Those world famous Volvo station wagons.

Now, the Toyota Echo, there's a girlie car.

You could use the same logic to say that people who drive cars with automatic transmission aren't real drivers. Or people who choose metalic paint are more concerned with the looks than the 'driving'.

I would say that people who don't know how to drive a stick aren't real drivers. You should at least have the skill, so you can drive any car on the road. Otherwise, you can't. And of course, your car is supposed to make you look good. Ergo, the metallic candy apple red paint.


User currently offlineAlpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1251 times:

An bunch of insecure males on here, bashing something they don't like.

How amusing.  Laugh out loud


User currently offlineFlyingbronco05 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3840 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1240 times:

Don't they already make a car just for women?

Isn't it called a mini-van? Big grin

FB05



Never Trust Your Fuel Gauge
User currently offlineDavid b. From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3148 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1237 times:

Some of those features are not necessary. I do however, like the parking sensor and the "know you" key system. Those are features that would benefit males as well. Volvo should install some of these features in all their cars. That would benefit everyone.

[Edited 2004-04-28 17:25:56]


Teenage-know-it-alls should be shot on sight
User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8707 posts, RR: 42
Reply 23, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1227 times:

"You could use the same logic to say that people who drive cars with automatic transmission aren't real drivers."

They are?  Confused



Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
User currently offlineAWspicious From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1215 times:

"Rubbish, if a female-oriented car generates sales why SHOULDN'T they make one?!'

Because, in the end, it's not the female-oriented design of the car that's going to save her (or anyone else's) bacon should things stray from the norm...

"To somehow imply that GPS, parking distance control, electronic keys and centralised warning systems shouldn't be installed because it proves how idiotic drivers are becoming, is stupid."

...And to arm drivers with a car full of irrelevant high-tech gadgets which serves no purpose for the skill of driving but only adds to the high costs of purchasing, instead of focusing on how to aid in producing better, more competent drivers makes a whole lot of sense.

"You could use the same logic to say that people who drive cars with automatic transmission aren't real drivers. Or people who choose metalic paint are more concerned with the looks than the 'driving'."

I believe this one has already been answered.


25 Post contains images Vaporlock : EGGD, I agree 100% with you ~~ that is one ugly car! I am a woman and would rather drive an older style car with some class ~~ one that has some "ball
26 Post contains images Superfly : You tell 'em Vaporlock!
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