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Old 03-27-2012, 03:58 PM   #1
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Default 10 cars most likely to left lane cruise and form rolling blockades

http://www.autoblog.com/2012/03/27/t...%28Autoblog%29
  1. Volvo S40
  2. Nissan Rogue
  3. Volkswagen Eos
  4. Volkswagen New Beetle
  5. Toyota Matrix
  6. Hyundai Tucson
  7. Honda CR-V
  8. Toyota RAV4
  9. Nissan Juke
  10. Jeep Compass
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Old 03-27-2012, 04:00 PM   #2
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Hmm all cars that are prefered by female drivers.......
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Old 03-27-2012, 04:14 PM   #3
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Hmm all cars that are prefered by female drivers.......
That's the joke.
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Old 03-27-2012, 04:53 PM   #4
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I clicked on the link and then figured out the joke.
Guess I am a little slow on the sexist stuff.
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:39 PM   #5
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How the **** can any self respecting woman bring themselves to buy a car with a male symbol for the badge?

I was positive volvo had ostracized their biggest market in an attempt to sell to men. They made it awkward for everyone. Men don't like volvo's because they look/perform like ****. Women shouldn't like them purely for that damn symbol, so in effect, volvo should die.

Interesting to see my GF seems to be unique in being insulted by it...
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Old 03-27-2012, 09:17 PM   #6
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Realistically- not cars, Harleys are the rolling roadblocks of Florida. I think the actual point is to make as much noise while going as slowly and as awkwardly seated as possible.
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Old 03-27-2012, 09:20 PM   #7
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I find that Prius, Mini and Diesel Ford pickups are tops in this area.

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Old 03-27-2012, 10:04 PM   #8
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Definitely a regional thing. Around here rolling blockades tend to be heavily weighted towards Prius, BMW (doesn't matter which one), and older American makes.
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Old 03-27-2012, 10:11 PM   #9
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You people need to read the damn article.. the OP is being facetious with his comment. The actual article is about what cars have the highest percentages of women owners...
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Old 03-27-2012, 10:24 PM   #10
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Well. Ok it was funny. But I mean, it could go one of two or three ways. We rag on women drivers for several pages. We rag on people who clog the left artery of transoprtation and the cars, trucks, etc that they drive. I mean, really man. I mean. C'mon , man, really?
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Old 03-27-2012, 10:25 PM   #11
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You forgot so many. Buick all, Saturn all, Dodge Status, Mercury marquis, Ford Escort, all older Hyundai and Kia's. Subaru wagons and all Volvo's.
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Old 03-27-2012, 10:25 PM   #12
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I'm seeing a lot of young ladies in Kia Souls chugging along with the Harleys too.
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Old 03-27-2012, 10:27 PM   #13
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Honestly, around here if its any subaru and it aint a WRX its going real slow with some Michigan or Ohio tags... Damn snowbirds!
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Old 03-27-2012, 10:51 PM   #14
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Hybrids, Minivans, and pickup trucks with lawn equipment in the back.
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:23 PM   #15
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How the **** can any self respecting woman bring themselves to buy a car with a male symbol for the badge?

I was positive volvo had ostracized their biggest market in an attempt to sell to men. They made it awkward for everyone. Men don't like volvo's because they look/perform like ****. Women shouldn't like them purely for that damn symbol, so in effect, volvo should die.

Interesting to see my GF seems to be unique in being insulted by it...
Are you being serious?

From Wiki,

"The Volvo symbol is an ancient chemistry sign for iron. The iron sign is used to symbolize the strength of iron used in the car as Sweden is known for its quality iron."

I didn't know this was supposed to be about iron, but I kind of guessed it wasn't meant to be the male symbol. These sorts of greco/roman symbols have many different meanings.

In any case, I've never heard of women being offended by it. I'm surprised more Volvo's aren't on the list actually. I hardly ever see the XC60 being driven by a man.
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I was indeed being serious. I had no idea, and the first thing that came to my and everyone else I talk to about it's mind was the male symbol . Either way they should have left it like it was, they didn't need any brand re-imaging IMO. And it didn't confuse people either
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Old 03-28-2012, 12:37 AM   #17
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Which Volvos have you driven? I realize looks are subjective, but I've found friends' S60s and C30s to be quite capable cars.
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I would like to see something that actually talks about the vehicles forming blockades. I couldn't care less what males or females drive.
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People almost seem terrified seeing a prius in the left lane around DC. I cant really blame them. They stay on cruise control and pass doing 1/10th of a mph faster than the car they are passing.
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The list aside; I think we can all agree that the biggest rolling roadblock problem is:

*Anything driven by a woman on a Cell phone.*
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Old 03-28-2012, 10:56 AM   #21
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My girlfriend got a ticket for 100 in a 55 in her turbo beetle. Not sure if she was in the left lane.

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Lol she probably didnt notice how fast she was going due to a cell phone or doing make-up in the vanity mirror. Jk of couse.
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The list aside; I think we can all agree that the biggest rolling roadblock problem is:

*Anything driven by anyone on a Cell phone.*
Fixed that for you.
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In New Jersey you'll find that Jeeps, minivans, pickup trucks, and SUVs rule the left lane while exceeding the speed limit by 15 to 20 mph on average. It is also imperative that the driver be talking on his/her cell phone.

Anything else in the fast lane is a no-no and is immediately targeted by police and/or bullied out of the way by the previously mentioned.
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Which Volvos have you driven? I realize looks are subjective, but I've found friends' S60s and C30s to be quite capable cars.
My Highschool GF's parents owned two s70 T5 (240hp I5 "high pressure turbos"). The car could move pretty damn fast straight, but with any family sedan, sucked it up in turns. It also looked like an early 2000's volvo (hideous box).

When compared to other lux cars for the money it can't touch bmw/merc in terms of offerings or performance IMO, putting them right in the category of SAAB to me. And that's only when comparing to the average car, not considering sports cars, and we all know my preference/frame of reference/expectations by now
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