Assuming that the age bracket in your profile is true and current. Just wait a few years when you're either living on your own (and have various living expenses to deal with) and/or get married and raise children. Once the above happens
; you may very well be thinking twice about some
Granted Ford & GM
bailed out of this market a few years ago (Chrysler & Dodge are the only domestic makes that still offer a minivan); but a minivan can be an affordable
means of hauling passengers and/or cargo but without the bulk or fuel consumption of a large(r) SUV
. The newer CUVs seem to be giving the minivan market more of a squeeze.
IMHO, that would qualify more for the Idiot SUV
. Same goes for the H3.
Don't tell that to Burt Reynolds, James Garner and David Hasselhoff. IMHO, the only chick F-body would be the Berlinetta model of the Camaro of the late 70s/early-to-mid 80s; which was indeed referred to as the Female Camaro
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I also feel compelled to add V6 Mustangs to the list, especially convertibles. Even renting them is not allowed. Time will tell, but I suspect that V6 Camaros and Challengers will be added to the list as well.
Time for a reality check.
Have you actually seen the sticker prices of the various models AND
how they vary based on the engine type?
A V6 Challenger SE
starts at $23,460, the 5.7 V8
R/T model starts at $31,585 and the fire-breathing SRT-8 model (w/the 6.1 HEMI) starts at $43,655. Note: prices do NOT included taxes and INSURANCE!
The V6 Camaro starts at $22,680 and the top V8
model (the 2SS) starts at $34,595; the 'entry-level' V8
model (the 1SS) starts at $30,945.
The V6 Mustang fastback starts at $21,395 (the V6 ragtop starts at $26,395). The V8
fastback starts at $31,395 (the ragtop GT
starts at $33,395). The GT500 (w/the 5.4L V8
) fastback starts at $46,725 and the ragtop starts at $51,725.
Additionally, if the V6 versions of those cars weren't made; the price of the V8
models would be more expensive than they are right now.
So the reasoning WHY one would buy a V6 model of one of the above-vehicles ISN
'T because they're not MAN
enough; it's because of their ECONOMIC situation (i.e. WALLETS). One GT500 ragtop could buy TWO
V6 Mustang ragtops.
Side note: The only V6 Mustang that was/is geared for a female audience was/is the Susan G.
Komen package; basically a V6 Pony package w/some pink stripes and some extra do-dads. I say was/is because I know that package was available w/the 2009 model but I'm not sure if the SGK package carried over for 2010.
[Edited 2010-02-12 11:49:52]
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