• Sep 27, 2007
There are some cars on the market that you can tell just by looking at them were designed for one particular sex over the other. Prime examples include Volvo's station wagon lineup or any of the Peugeot cabrios, but until now there's been no definitive answer as to which car is best suited for females. Thanks to EveCars, a website on motoring skewed towards women, we now have one car that was picked over all others as the ladies' choice for Car of the Year.

Readers of the site were able to nominate their favorite cars for this year's voting, which were then reduced to a list of 27 finalists. The cars were then picked by an eight-member jury comprising editors and industry experts (one male was included) who ultimately chose Volkswagen's Eos convertible as the clear winner.

Things the judges looked for included how popular the cars were in their respective categories, as well as how much overall appeal they had. The VW was picked because of its metal folding roof, space for four occupants and a sporty chassis. We're sure there are a lot of Autoblog regulars out there who could name a few 'ladies' choice' cars of their own, but we think EveCars got this one right.

[Source: Eve Cars via VW Vortex]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      eos looks like a girl's car. plain and simple. where i live in canada it just gets too damn cold for most people to own a droptop so the perennial womanwagon here is (drum roll please) the pontiac sunfire and all variants past, present, and future.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Hi guys. Chick here (what a concept - a girl commenting on a post about chick cars!).

      I'm not going to presume to tell you guys what's a chick car and what isn't. I've never really understood the definition - Is a chick car a car girls like? In which case, you're just making a broad stereotype that isn't really all that meaningful. Is a chick car a car with lower horsepower than its competitors, regardless of the car's actual abilities? If so, it's a label applied without thought for what it's actually like to drive a car.

      I own a 1994 and a 2006 MX-5. Yes, I own two. I'm quite fond of the Elise/Exige, but neither are really what I want to own. I'd love to have an Ariel Atom with road kit and a Mini (Mini for the rainy days). And to turn things on their heads, I autocross (SCCA Solo II). My '06 is set up for CSP. I have R compounds and a tire trailer. Currently, at least, I'm planning on going to Nationals next year (I wish I could have gone this year, but work didn't allow).

      So does me, a girl, owning TWO MX-5s make them more of a chick car? Or since I race, does that make them less of a chick car? Do the opinions of a girl really matter, when determining what's a chick car and what isn't?

      I dare say guys worry much more about this issue than girls, in general. The girls who actually care about driving like cars for the same reasons guys who care about driving do - the cars are great to drive! The girls who don't enjoy driving might like cars for their status symbols or their looks, but... Well, I've known quite a few guys who have bought cars for the status symbol, not the fun of driving it.

      Why can't we have "fun cars," "fast cars," "practical cars," "cool cars," and "lame cars," without assigning gender to any of them?
      • 7 Years Ago
      VW convertibles have always been chick cars. 10+ yrs ago, a friend always referred to his Cabriolet as a Babriolet.
      • 7 Years Ago
      porsche boxter and bmw z3
        • 7 Years Ago
        Another vote for the Porsche Chickster.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Saturn SC1 (coupe)at the time was the most popular chick car.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Just like the Cabrios of yore ... total vaginamobile. Only topped by the age-old favorite, the Miata *ahem* MX-5
        • 7 Years Ago
        I really do pity anyone who calls themselves a sports car enthusiasts and avoids the Miata because of some "perception." Its still the best British sports car that the British never built.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Volvo has always had a much higher percentage of male buyers then female.
      • 7 Years Ago
      ....."not that there's anything wrong with that."
      • 7 Years Ago
      Volvo wagons are not chick cars. Plain and simple.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I got to agree. As trashy as my wagon might be, I've never been accused of driving a chick car. Most folks I see with wagons nowadays are old folks or odd folks.
        • 7 Years Ago
        What a bunch of emasculted, insecure homophobic little teeny tiny bois....
      • 7 Years Ago
      Keep fooling yourself soccer mom.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Go figure, the EOS hardtop leaks like a sprung water hose in the rain. VW sure knows how to throw off the quality of their cars through aesthetic appeal. ;)
      • 7 Years Ago
      Total chick car = V6 Mustang (Coupe or Convertible, but convertible gets +5)

      Other contenders - EOS, Mini, Eclipse, Scion TC, and Beetle.


      BTW a Miata is so not a chick car. (I only know one woman that owns one. Most are guys, and some track race them)
        • 7 Years Ago
        To David: I am glad when people realize the Miata can be a seriously contender on the track. I had a 1st and 2nd gen. The 1st gen was a Laguna Blue R-Package that met its demise to a kid rear ending me in a Jeep. (which probably caused my dislike for Jeep).

        Which BTW I want to say the Wrangler is a chick car, but I can't say I have seen more men or women in them. I guess they are neutral.

        To Mike: Well I guess in my area women buy them. Don't know a single guy that owns a TC.
        • 7 Years Ago
        The Miata is an awesome track toy thanks to its light weight and well-balanced chassis. It's disappointing that it has a reputation for being a girl's car when, in the hands of a car enthusiast who gets it, it's a really rewarding and fun car to drive.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Scion TC? Are you drunk? That is a racer boy tuner car.
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