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do more WOMEN drive E's then MEN? I know cars don't have genitalia, so it's not a matter of if it's a guys car or girls car, but I'm just curious of the demographic.

I spot E's alot more now, and mostly see women driving them. I can count the amount of men I've seen driving E's on 1 hand. What gives??
 

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it's not a matter. GUYS or GIRLS drive E. as long as you love it. For my i am a woman and I feel my E look HANDSOME. And I saw both guys and girls drive E here.
 

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its a crossover..............................


and depending on the night of the week, you can't tell if some of our members are a man or a woman
 

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I agree with the other EOC members that it really dosen't matter as long as you love driving it, which I most certainly do! However, to address the question, the Elements I see around my part of town tend to be driven by males....self included!
 

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As a general observation, I see about 50/50 for female vs male drivers.

Another comment, I receive many comments from wife and other women in family that it's such a "guy's car". But I usually don't hear that until they get inside...must be the utilitarian approach of the interior. I personally love the function over form approach.
 

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Yep, all manner of peoples drive the Element. I see a pretty good cross-section of people around here driving them, young and old, male and female. I see some that you can tell are driven by people that just wanted an A-to-B transport that looked good. I see some that have political bumper stickers on them, happily mostly progressive/liberal ones.

Although, I've never had anyone call the Element a "manly" car. I've had a number of people call the Element a gay car, as in a car for gay men, but not a "manly" car. When I show the Element to people (and I've had a lot of random people ask me about it, even as far as being detained at the U.S. Border so the agent could ask me about the Element), they typically call it a brilliant car!
 

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Like Bowzer said, i think it's 50/50... My wife is the one driving the E because I like E and I got it for her, she wants Murano but from my practical point of view, E fits us better. More space, easy to clean up (2 kids; 2 yrs old and 1 yr old), easy access to the kids, a lot of room for me as well (I'm 6'3"). Best of all (we got the plastic trim), I could just bump the shopping cart to the bumper or even body without worrying about a scratch :D
 

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All in how you look at it. I remember back in HS (dating myself) people thought the prelude was a "girly car". Tell that to the testosterone side that have boosted H22 monster "girly cars" parked in their driveway.
 

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My wife drives our E.

I drive a Fit which last I saw was supposedly driven by 80% women.

Go figure. Oh, and who cares. :)
 

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I know cars don't have genitalia...
Guess they don't sell those "truck nuts" in CA. :lol:

I see a lot of 50+ men in E's, but more 30ish women in my area. Almost no men under 40ish except a few fellow adventure sport junkies. Yeah, it's not considered a "manly" vehicle in pickup heaven Texas. I actually got rid of a truck for my 1st E. Kids change everything. Couldn't get a kiddie car seat in the rear jump seats of my S-10 & I can't fit a 4 door truck in my garage. Plus I refused to spend that much for a truck. I treat 'em like a truck, so I really don't spend a lot of $$$ on them. The E was a compromise, but one I've been most pleased with. The low maintenance inside & out is a god send for both having kids and my outdoor sports addiction.

All in how you look at it. I remember back in HS (dating myself) people thought the prelude was a "girly car". Tell that to the testosterone side that have boosted H22 monster "girly cars" parked in their driveway.
When I was in college in the mid-late 80's it seems every sorority girl had either a prelude or an integra. It was considered a waaaay girly car. Now that I think about it, that's probably why the ricers crack me up.
 

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No, you're right...!!!

Hey iRichard360...

Wants going Bay Area brother...!

You know, as I was doing the research for the dealers here in the Yay Area, I ran across this Youtube review... Wait for 1-minute/26-seconds...

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Not sure if it'll embed right but here's the link just in case...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEaAg2C6Q0w&feature=related

Its a review from the folks at "rpmfreaks.com" and at 1-min/26-sec she mentions that there are "57% registered owners are female" or something like that... I thought about this question and remember this review so it looks like you're right...

LBD
 

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Hey iRichard360...

Wants going Bay Area brother...!

You know, as I was doing the research for the dealers here in the Yay Area, I ran across this Youtube review... Wait for 1-minute/26-seconds...

<object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/uEaAg2C6Q0w&hl=en&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/uEaAg2C6Q0w&hl=en&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>

Not sure if it'll embed right but here's the link just in case...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEaAg2C6Q0w&feature=related

Its a review from the folks at "rpmfreaks.com" and at 1-min/26-sec she mentions that there are "57% registered owners are female" or something like that... I thought about this question and remember this review so it looks like you're right...

LBD
57% woman huh, well that leaves 43% men, so it's basically split then. I guess that's a plus for me since if they're into their car as much as me, then score!
 

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Being a man, I freely admit that I pay attention to more women than men, but not because of what they drive or how they are driving. I don't care about the gender or age of drivers - so long as they drive responsibly. I see more women than men driving during the middle of the day, which is probably connected to family-support functions that women tend to get stuck with.

Since the buying demographic for the E is so skewed toward middle-age, the majority of owners are married, which makes at least half the potential drivers of Es women.

It doesn't hurt that the Element is built like a mid-twentieth century basic appliance; most of the women I know are much more practical and less motivated by gadgets than are men. I wouldn't presume to guess what women would prefer to drive if cost were no object. In any two car family, I would expect the vehicle perceived as safer, more reliable and more functional to be driven more frequently by the wife or mother because of legitimate gender bias and functional needs; a wife or mother is rightly perceived as being more essential to the survival and daily operations of the family. The Element is a good match in most respects; though if the driver seat had more height adjustment it might be better.
 
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