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Will Model X be considered a "girl car?"

LSULSU

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Mar 24, 2015
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I'm just wondering what the ultimate demographic will be. A lot of the press seems to focus on the advantage of getting the kids in the back seat like a minivan.
 

bonnie

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Feb 6, 2011
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I dunno what a 'girl car' is. I don't have young kids anymore. Am I not supposed to buy it? Sig 1 has scuba tanks and whatnot to fit in, no small kids. And and and.

Meaning, I wouldn't put a whole bunch of stock in some articles. If it works for you, buy it. If not, it's not the car for you.
 

Petra

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Jan 31, 2015
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The Mazda Miata is not a "girl car"... it's a sports car to be enjoyed by all! Err, wait, what are we talking about? :wink:

Buy what you like--what everyone else thinks doesn't matter.
 

CarlK

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Mar 23, 2013
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Just like most SUV's it will be very popular among more sophisticated women, and I believe among more sophisticated men too.

Sorry about the stereotyping but I can't answer the question any other way.
 

Merrill

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I'm just wondering what the ultimate demographic will be. A lot of the press seems to focus on the advantage of getting the kids in the back seat like a minivan.
We have no kids and will use it to go to the snow and load stuff, carry wood, bikes, groceries, dogs, tow a trailer to the dumps, etc.
 

bonnie

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Feb 6, 2011
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The X is able to serve a LOT of markets, they just made sure it would also work for a market somewhat ignored. That doesn't make it a 'girl car', it makes it a flexible use vehicle.
 

JohnQ

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Jan 1, 2012
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Let's not be disingenuous. The marketing department at major automakers have primary markets for their products and create personas to test the product features and marketing messages against. This influences the design of the product. Whether or not the X is targeted toward women is a valid question to ask though perhaps the OP phrased it indelicately.

EDIT------Aye, what Bonnie just said while writing this post.
 

Plan B

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May 8, 2015
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The X is able to serve a LOT of markets, they just made sure it would also work for a market somewhat ignored. That doesn't make it a 'girl car', it makes it a flexible use vehicle.

It's darn sexy that's for sure. I doubt people will think of it as a girls car...unlike the Miata and Jetta.
 

scaesare

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Mar 14, 2013
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Well, I would have said THIS was a girls car, but there was a dude driving it, so go figure:
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perkiset

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Jan 7, 2014
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The majority listening demographic of country music is women. Does that make it girlie music? It is fair to assess a target market, but I don't see how that extends to tarring a vehicle with a generalized badge like that.

The truth, for me, is that *all* cars are girl cars when my beautiful wife is sitting in the left seat ;)
 

CmdrThor

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Jul 24, 2013
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There's very few cars I would ever look at and think "that's a girl car". Here is one of them:

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But only with a paint job like that.

Edit:

Additionally, why do only girls need to get their kids in the back seat? I take my 7 month old son to daycare every day in the LEAF, and loading / unloading will be much much easier with Falcon doors. I'm very much looking forward to that. Does that make me a girl somehow?
 

aesculus

Still Trying to Figure This All Out
May 31, 2015
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For those that are hooked on Orphan Black I wonder which girl clone this statement is focused on? I suspect it's Allison, the soccer mom. But that leaves all the other 11 clones we have seen to date out? Like the hipster, scientist, police detective, executive ...
 

Lyon

2016 S P100DL, 2016 X P90D
Dec 26, 2011
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It might be but I couldn't possibly care less. Then again, I've always found such notions to be silly.

My understanding is that Tesla did a lot of research to make Model X more appealing to women. It seems like the result is an attractive, practical vehicle. Maybe that's the definition of a "girl car?"
 

mknox

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Aug 7, 2012
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Years ago, I really wanted a mini-van when we had kids. My wife balked saying she'd look like "a middle-aged woman with kids" driving around in one of those. Wisely, I kept my mouth shut. We ended up leasing one, then a second, and to this day, my wife still "misses" her Dodge Caravans. Are mini-vans "Girl Cars"? I dunno. I think you buy whatever you like and don't worry about what others think. The car is supposed to make you happy, after all.
 

ItsNotAboutTheMoney

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Jul 12, 2012
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