• Apr 10, 2008
This quarter, the Volkswagen Rabbit knocks the Toyota Yaris out of the top spot on Gaywheels.com's list of top-researched cars. The Yaris, which had hung on to the numero uno spot for the last twelve months, dropped to third place as the VeeDub managed to snag the second spot as well with the hardtop-convertible Eos, which is also a chick car. Making their first appearances on the list are the Volvo C30 at number nine and the Mazda 3 at the tenth spot.
Interestingly, Joe LaMuraglia from Gaywheels.com points out, "60% of the vehicles on the most-researched list are hatchbacks and four of those six have a MSRP starting at under $16K." You'll also see that the entire list, which is available after the jump, is populated with gas-sippers.

Note too that each vehicle on the Most-Researched list is offered by a gay-friendly brand -- based on corporate policies for offering domestic-partner benefits to employees in the U.S.

Comments, as always, are welcome. Please remember to keep 'em clean.

[Source: Gaywheels.com]
The top ten most researched cars on Gaywheels.com:

  1. Volkswagen Rabbit
  2. Volkswagen Eos
  3. Toyota Yaris
  4. Mazda MX-5 Miata
  5. Audi A3
  6. Volkswagen Jetta
  7. Saab 9-3
  8. Dodge Caliber
  9. Volvo C30
  10. Mazda Mazda3


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      • 6 Years Ago
      I drive an 08 2 door United Grey Rabbit. Though the name Rabbit sounds a little less macho...I would have liked the Golf name better for the states. I happen to like my car alot. it's not a super fast car like the GTi but it's goes. Plus I think it's a real stylish car.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The Rabbit drives great. It's the reliability that is questionable. The active steering idea is cool.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Ford's spontaneously catch fires, VWs and Saabs are flaming.

      What else is new?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Gays are helping the hatchback resurgence here in the states! Maybe this will help the US get out of the mindset that they need a trunk.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm a 21 year old gay guy living in California. I was surprised my car wasn't on the list; the BMW 3-series.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Not much of a surprise that the top researched cars at "gaywheels.com" are smaller cars. After all, if you aren't a breeder chances are you don't need to be looking at minivans, SUV's and "family" sedans to haul your kids around in.
        • 6 Years Ago
        wow Dinger... maybe you should switch to decaf coffee. Do you cruise blog sites dropping little comments so you can blast the first person that calls you out on your idiotic opinions? Or are you just still bummed about probably being someone that didn't amount to much in life?
        • 6 Years Ago
        No, gay people don't HAVE kids and if they have friends, they most certainly can fit into small holes..I mean spaces...hahaha, sorry I had to.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Dan,

        First of all I used the word, "chances" in my sentence which fully allows for the fact that a small portion of gay folks do adopt needy children. Second, who in the f--- buys a minivan carry around their adult friends? However, even if there is someone out there looking to drive 5-7 adults around they would still be covered by the word, "chances".

        Please improve your reading comprehension, stop having knee jerk, poorly thought, out reactions, don't put words in people's mouths and never insinuate that someone is narrow minded or type casting unless you are standing on rock solid ground.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Considering how many Canadian families I know whose primary vehicle is a Honda Civic, and their backup is.... another Honda Civic, I think it's more a comment on America than on gay people.

        Though yes, it's hard for me to imagine either of the gay couples I know that have children driving a Dodge Caravan or Chevy Uplander. One has a Passat wagon, the other a 3-Series. I think that says more about income and style choice, though, than anything else.
          • 6 Years Ago
          Well, one of the the best selling cars in Canada is the Dodge Caravan; Pontiac still sold the [Montana] SV6 in Canada due to good sales after it was dropped after '06 in the US.

          Both the US and Canada have the F150 as the best selling vehicle, and other pickups are also still big sellers in Canada (Sierra and Silverado each sold about the same as the Corolla last year), so it's not like we buy that many more trucks.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Let us not forget that at one point the SL55 AMG was #3 on the list of gay cars, yes - *that* SL55 AMG, the one Jeremy Clarkson drove at the time.

      The Golf GTI iconic gay car of the 80s, nice to know that we are a consistent bunch if nothing else.

      From the list I've owned or thought about owning at least 4 of these cars, but now I've become a lesbian with my third Subaru in a row. Oh and my boyfriend has a Mazda 3, so we're conforming nicely to the stereotype.

      I have to ask though, Dodge Caliber WTF? I thought us gays were supposed to possess impeccable taste!
        • 6 Years Ago
        When did the GTI become the "iconic" gay car of the 80s? It was an icon of a high-performance hatchback, not sexual orientation. If gay people liked it, good for them, but I never considered my GTIs as "gay" cars -- they were performance cars.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Read my damn mind. Its one thing if i buy a Caliber, but I hold the gay community to a much higher standard.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Agreed. Seeing the Dodge Caliber on this list is sad. And confusing. We gays apologize.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Have you actually driven one!?!?!?!?!

        I had the misfortune to secure one as my rental car recently and even by domestic standards it was a terrible car. Noisy, gutless engine, crappy interior, antiquated transmission, terrible handling, uncomfortable seats and it is ugly.
      • 6 Years Ago
      wow Dinger... maybe you should switch to decaf coffee. Do you cruise blog sites dropping little comments so you can blast the first person that calls you out on your idiotic opinions? Or are you just still bummed about probably being someone that didn't amount to much in life?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Back on-topic. I can't fathom how Subaru's not on the list, In all seriousness. It's pretty obvious that, based youtube content alone, they advertise to the GLBT crowd pretty heavily.

      Well, at least they did, before their newer WTF-designs came out.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I guess they didn't survey the lesbians.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I sure hope none of my friends get on Autoblog to make fun of me for buying a Rabbit last month :P
        • 6 Years Ago
        Gives a whole new meaning to lubing the chassis. Frisco!!!
        • 6 Years Ago
        I Have a Mazda3 And I Love My Car Its Nice Fast and Decent On Gas
        • 6 Years Ago
        John, don't worry, having read some your other comments, your is the last thing someone would need to point out in order to make fun of you.
      • 6 Years Ago
      To check for an accurate oil level, make sure to...wipe the dipstick, now! ;-)
      • 6 Years Ago
      Wow, 5 cars on that list are ones I've considered for my personal carrier. Does that mean I'm gay? or that sexual orientation has absolutely nothing to do with cars at all but rather that gay people are not very different from anyone else and they as well are just following the trend towards more compact and fuel efficient cars.
        • 6 Years Ago
        That's just not enough time.
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