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Old 04-21-08, 09:13 PM   #1
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Help! Did I just buy a chick car?

Green Honda CR-V. Mini-SUV, styled similar to the smaller Lexus SUVs.


EDIT: I love the vehicle now that I am over the initial jitters of the expense and swapped it for a color (silver w/a darker grey interior) more suited to my cycling activities.
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Old 04-21-08, 09:15 PM   #2
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it's very cute.
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if you leave it stock everyone will think its your wifes
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Old 04-21-08, 09:19 PM   #4
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The horn goes... peep, peep.

Definitely a chick vehicle. The minivan of the current decade.
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Sort of a chick car. The good news is that it can be fixed. Some intelligent styling modifications can make it a very different vehicle; start doing research.

For starters, I saw this lightly modified CRV at the 2007 SEMA show. It looked great:

http://www.motortrend.com/auto_shows...t_concept.html


I think all this car has on it is custom air dam, custom grill, custom wheels, window tint, rear spoiler, exhaust treatment. Some butch sports racks on the roof might help, too.
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Old 04-21-08, 09:29 PM   #7
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yup. girly.

Could have been worse , ya could have bought a rav4. Girly and fugly!

But I'm one to talk. I drive a Pacifica. Mind you it's black and my friends say it looks like the Cadillac SUV.
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Old 04-21-08, 09:32 PM   #8
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Yep.... a girly vehicle. Your feelings are right on this one.
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Old 04-21-08, 09:34 PM   #9
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at least you are in touch with your feminine side. Go get a mani pedi and you will probably feel better.
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Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.
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Real Men don't give a ***** what people think of their car.
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Real Men don't give a ***** what people think of their car.
That's usually when you are driving a 15 year old pickup with dents on all four corners and a cracked windshield, not a vehicle that soccer moms cart the kids around in!
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Hey who cares what others think? Go with your first instinct! When I bought a Subaru Outback years ago, several people said to me, "boy that's a conservative car you bought." But when I went up to Tahoe to go snowboarding, Subarus were the cool cars. Your CR-V is cool in some crowd, you just gotta find it, like uh... there's gotta be some scene where you fit in... uh... oh I know, the soccer mom set at the local park!

Edit: Dang it cycle17, you brought up soccer mom while I was composing!
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Ok, so it's not one of these:

or these:

or these:

or even one of these:


But look on the bright side, the CR-V is pretty cute.
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That's usually when you are driving a 15 year old pickup with dents on all four corners and a cracked windshield, not a vehicle that soccer moms cart the kids around in!
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Depends on the chick. Depends on the car.

In your cars case, "cute car"
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I know it's probably amusing to read but I am really feeling pretty sh!tty right about now.
Dude, if the car fits your needs, there's nothing to worry about. If you have a nice new car, no one really cares what it is. People are making fun of you because of your insecurity, not because of the car itself.
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Old 04-21-08, 10:03 PM   #18
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You at least got the stick...right?
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that BMW X6 is freaking nice. get some nerf bars and a bush bar with lights and a roof rack(real one)and that might solve some of the soccer mom suv issues
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Old 04-21-08, 10:12 PM   #21
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BWAHAHAH - you guys are relentless!!!


Dood - just make sure when you roll down that driver's window - you hang out that big hairy arm.



Oh and the tissue box sitting on the passenger seat is a no-no.




(P.S. - I think it looks dam functional!)
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Hey, sometimes ya gotta shake hands with your feelings....in your case, it's gonna be a long handshake....
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Old 04-21-08, 10:29 PM   #24
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I got a dark green 95 ford aerostar.

What it amounts to is a big green box I can fill with bikes and parts that has over 209,000 miles on it and a V-6 you can't kill.

The paint is crap, bits of bodywork are missing, and it's been named "The Green Turd", and best of all, it could blow up tomorrow and I wouldn't care, the gf would be in a bind since it's her ride to work, but that's not my problem.
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Hey, I'm a chick with a 18year old pick up with dents on 2 corners, and a pinged windshield. I'd be willing to do a straight trade....


Don't worry! It DOES NOT scream 'chick car'. Enjoy it.
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