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Old 09-15-2009, 01:10 PM   #1
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Default Are PT Cruisers "Gay"?

Okay, over in the tool section, I was surprised to learn that some of you guys think Chrysler's PT Cruiser is a "gay" car. I have always liked them, given that they have so much interior volume (I once loaded a full size gas range into one) and are reasonably priced and cool-looking. The gas mileage is not bad, either, and the turbocharged models really run.
If I had to pick a "gay" car, it would be a Mazda Miata or a new VW Beetle.

Is the PT "gay", and if so WHY is it "gay"?
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Old 09-15-2009, 01:14 PM   #2
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Is the PT "gay", and if so WHY is it "gay"?
Yes.


It was different when it came out, but now it's just a girl's car.
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Old 09-15-2009, 01:18 PM   #3
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wranglers are for girls who like girl s
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Old 09-15-2009, 01:19 PM   #4
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Miata's stopped being gay with the new flared wheel arch model.
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Old 09-15-2009, 01:22 PM   #5
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yes they are, if you like that look get a Chevy HHR SS, turbo 4cyl and a pannel version, = win not gay

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Old 09-15-2009, 01:31 PM   #6
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Default Re: Are PT Cruisers "Gay"?

Never occurred to me that they might be, all I could ever think of doing was:
Gutting it, full cage, blown hemi and running fuel altered.

When I think of gay cars I think of:
Priuses, Honda elements or any other suck shitty looking box type vehicle (scions come to mind), new beatles, german cars in general, smart cars, stock Jeep Wranglers, miatas without roll cages. New Camaros have such shitty looking tail ends that they might be gay as well.

If we are going by its most likely a car that you would see chicks driving then I would also include Lamborghini's because I have never actually seen a guy driving one and they just seem kind of girlie.
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Old 09-15-2009, 01:35 PM   #7
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It's definitely not a manly-man car.

I agree, when they first came out I like them, but I now see them as very feminine. If you like them, that's all that matters. I've never heard of a car turning someone gay.

I personally like the new Mini Coopers (especially the turbo sport models), and would love to have one as a second car, but I can definitely see people regarding that as a girl's car, but who really cares?
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Old 09-15-2009, 01:35 PM   #8
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Is a frogs ass water tight?

On a scale of 1 to 10 on my gaydar the PT ranks in at an 11..

Now the turbo HHR is only around a 4 or a 5 so it can pass in proper atire..
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Old 09-15-2009, 02:01 PM   #9
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Why do you care what we think? Just ask your boyfriend if he thinks you look gay driving it......jk
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Old 09-15-2009, 02:07 PM   #10
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9 posts & not ONE mention of the Sebring convertible?
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Old 09-15-2009, 02:09 PM   #11
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MINI COOPER has a pt motor in it , so that makes it a gay car too
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Oh yea, Super Gay!
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Old 09-15-2009, 02:13 PM   #13
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I ain't gay, cause I love women more than I love ice cream and popcorn, but I've got a PT Cruiser, an HHR, a Miata, and a Dodge truck, a tractor, and a forklift. What that makes me is a man with a lot of toys waiting for V8's at a later date. I once was into the old VW beetles, and it also got a V8 before it was over with. AARRGGHH, AARRGGHH!!
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Old 09-15-2009, 02:18 PM   #14
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It's just a myth started by people who are insecure about their sexuality.....

There are plenty of gays out there driving cars that are much more manly than what many of us drive....

From personal experience, I have seen no correlation betwen sexual orientation and machoness of the vehicle.

If we do start to make that association, then we have to also start saying that there is a link between how fast your car is and the size of your pecker......in which case, there are a lot of guys in here who I would feel sorry for....
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yes they are, if you like that look get a Chevy HHR SS, turbo 4cyl and a pannel version, = win not gay


I saw one of those at the local dealer. I thought it looked pretty cool as well...
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It's just a myth started by people who are insecure about their sexuality.....

There are plenty of gays out there driving cars that are much more manly than what many of us drive....

From personal experience, I have seen no correlation betwen sexual orientation and machoness of the vehicle.

If we do start to make that association, then we have to also start saying that there is a link between how fast your car is and the size of your pecker......in which case, there are a lot of guys in here who I would feel sorry for....
All that being said....yep, its gay!
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Old 09-15-2009, 02:34 PM   #17
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The PT is played out...Chrysler needs to discontinue it or perform a major sheet metal and powertrain rehaul to give it some life. They have been selling essentially the same car for the past 10 years. You can't do that anymore...
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Old 09-15-2009, 02:36 PM   #18
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II think it is the concept that anything super stylized is "gay."

The color may have a lot to do with it.

I was picked up by a limo co at the airport in an all black one.
They used it as a "runner car."
A kind of mini-mini van.
It looked good, a kind of mini limo.
Lots of room in the back seat too.

I saw a dark green one with a brown interior and wood side’s kit.
It looked OK.

I have seen purple, pink, various metallic colors that I cross the street to stay away from.

I have always thought of the Sebring convertible as a “retired in Fla car.”
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Yup...man points will definitely be lost for owning one. Points may be regained (though not the full amount) if one can prove that the car belongs to the wife or girl-friend and the car is being driven to test a recent repair or diagnose problems that have arisen from the fore mentioned females ignorance in operating said vehicle. Special consideration can be given for driving moms car as well (hey you gotta look out for Mom!) If the car must be driven the windows should remain up, if they must be down (do to inoperative AC in summer) arms and hands must remain inside the vehicle to avoid drawing unnecessary attention to ones self. Under no circumstance will the man in question hang an arm out the window or "lean" in the seat or in any other way attempt to act "cool" while driving a decidedly UN-cool car.

Other vehicles to which this rule applies include, PT Cruiser, Miata, Neon, Sebring, SMART, Prius, Yaris, Mini, Fit, and new beetle. Pontiac Soltice and Saturn Sky are questionable depending on color and options. Any vehicle not listed that is in question shall be submitted to the Garage Journal for approval at least 48 hours prior to making any purchase (to allow time for adequate voting).



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Yup...man points will definitely be lost for owning one. Points may be regained (though not the full amount) if one can prove that the car belongs to the wife or girl-friend and the car is being driven to test a recent repair or diagnose problems that have arisen from the fore mentioned females ignorance in operating said vehicle. Special consideration can be given for driving moms car as well (hey you gotta look out for Mom!) If the car must be driven the windows should remain up, if they must be down (do to inoperative AC in summer) arms and hands must remain inside the vehicle to avoid drawing unnecessary attention to ones self. Under no circumstance will the man in question hang an arm out the window or "lean" in the seat or in any other way attempt to act "cool" while driving a decidedly UN-cool car.

Other vehicles to which this rule applies include, PT Cruiser, Miata, Sebring, SMART, Prius, Yaris, Mini, Fit. Pontiac Soltice and Saturn Sky are questionable depending on color and options. Any vehicle not listed that is in question shall be submitted to the Garage Journal for approval at least 48 hours prior to making any purchase (to allow time for adequate voting).


Or you could just hang your size 15 shoes from the rear view mirror.
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